By Shan Solorzano. interior. Published at Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 - 21:40:24 PM.
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.
Paint your moldingPlain white molding is to builder-grade homes as tile is to grout: you can't have one without the other. Some homeowners love the clean. bright look. but white molding can seem quite sterile. For a completely personalized look. consider painting your molding to add depth to your woodwork. Black molding creates a modern contrast. while a light brown makes for a more peaceful room.
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!).
Don't do your design a disservice! Each section of your open concept layout serves a distinct purpose. Your goal should be making each section of your space feel like a room unto itself. even if there aren't any walls or doors for separation.It doesn't take much to transform a design from “strictly functional” to “purposefully designed.”