When we were renovating our bathroom, we left exact same number of recessed lights but the room seems a hundred times lighter than before. I know, of course, that is partially due to swapping out all of the navy and dark wood for white and light gray.
I’ve looked at alternate lighting before but have had bad luck with really blueish, harsh bulbs. The bathroom lighting was just perfect, so I got the information from our contractor and Honey set to work replacing every other light in the entire house!
We used this Sunco retrofit kit light in 3000K. I bought a few 12-packs and a 4-pack to have enough for all of them, but they also come in singles. Honey said there is a little bit of technique in switching them out, and to read the reviews on Amazon for the specifics. (He told me but I have since forgotten… it has something to do with the clips that hold the lights in and on a few of them he also needed these recessed light clips.)
I know these are awful pictures that are illustrative of how great the lights look, but they have made a tremendous difference in every single room of the house!