By Aleta Marcello. interior. Published at Monday, May 07th, 2018 - 15:08:48 PM.
First. consider proportions of the room. You'll want to account for the size of your table. and the proportions of your room itself. If your formal dining room table seats 10 people. you may want to look into a row of matching pendants. But. if the room only seats your family of four. perhaps a single chandelier will do the trick. As a rule. your light fixture should cover 2/3 of the table.
Before you run out and buy dividers. it's important to determine where. and how. you're going to use them.Classic room dividers work best in areas where you truly do need a little more privacy—consider them for the area around your bed. However. to avoid making your space feel too separated. opt for a divider that lets natural light shine through. Open shelving is an excellent option. as it provides the added benefit of additional storage.
That said. there are a few things you can do to help ensure that your design remains cohesive. Remember: above all. the space should remain functional. Make a plan for your design before you begin. and do your best to keep function at the forefront. Don't be afraid to edit as you go. If there are ever so many design elements present that it gets difficult to identify the functionality at first glance.
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!).