By Sheryl Pilkington. interior. Published at Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 - 08:11:32 AM.
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.
White might be bright. but bringing color in always adds more character.Your new builder-grade home probably doesn't need a full renovation. In fact. the last thing you want after the building process is to add major projects to the list of things to do. However. you can try small fixes to make what may seem like a generic home more interesting.
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.
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.