By Jama Wahlen. interior. Published at Sunday, June 17th, 2018 - 14:09:50 PM.
you can add floor (and table) feature lighting to warm up your space and illuminate some of the more charming parts of your home.A table lamp near a houseplant helps brighten up a dark corner. Or. create a comfy reading nook with an overhanging floor lamp and an overstuffed chair. You don't need to change out fixtures. and you can still swap out feature lighting whenever you want to try something different.
Consider statement lighting.The simplest way to spruce up your dining room on a budget is to trade out your basic light fixture for a statement lighting feature. From large pendants to unique chandeliers. there's no wrong aesthetic. You'll want to choose a piece that feels authentic to your sense of style. That said. there are a few functional pieces of advice that you should follow to ensure your fixture works with the room.
Try a ceiling treatmentLook up! Most builder-grade homes don't do much with the ceilings. Usually. they're simply painted white. leaving more budget for other areas and details of the home. However. adding character to your ceilings can give your home a more lived-in. custom look. Try installing decking to give your ceiling more texture. or add a ceiling medallion to bring attention to a unique light fixture.
Additionally. be sure to layer your lighting so that the only source of light isn't that single fixture. Think about adding in some ambient light in the form of recessed lighting. plus a few accent fixtures to brighten up any dark corners. Since dining rooms are all about ambiance. you may also want to look into lighting that's able to be put on a dimmer.Add personality with accessories.Don't forget accessories