By Aleta Marcello. interior. Published at Wednesday, August 01st, 2018 - 01:52:21 AM.
Add feature lighting Builder-grade homes often rely on plain. recessed lighting to get a brighter look in kitchens and living rooms. Sure. they're effective. but recessed lighting won't do much for adding character to your home. Since you're more or less “stuck” with the lighting plan (no DIY electrical renovations. please!).
Look into alternatives for the remainder of the apartment. A well-placed sofa or entertainment center separates the space without making your design feel segregated. If you choose either of these options. pick lower pieces you can see over — doing so brings a sense of depth to the room.Make each functional area feel like a finished space of its own. Define each functional area
Ideally. it will also be a wall that doesn't have any doors or windows. so that your new accent wall really stands out. without intrusion.Don't be afraid to make a statement: accent walls are meant to be eye-catching! Now is the time to play with prints and patterns. to add a few metallic accents. or even to create a gallery wall using some family photos.
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.