By Shan Solorzano. interior. Published at Thursday, July 12th, 2018 - 10:54:26 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!).
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.
For example: something as simple as a few throw rugs really ground each area. Adding a few accessories—especially appropriate textiles and décor elements—creates a sense that the area has been fully finished.Use visual height to make the space look larger.Create visual heightWhen dealing with limited square footage. visual height is one of your best tools for making your space feel as large as possible.
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