By Jama Wahlen. interior. Published at Thursday, August 09th, 2018 - 22:39:35 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.
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!).
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.
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.