By Jacelyn Hymas. interior. Published at Saturday, September 01st, 2018 - 15:34:41 PM.
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!).
Try a ceiling treatmentLook up! Most builder-grade homes don't do much with the ceilings. Usually. they're simply painted white. leaving more budget for other areas and details of the home. However. adding character to your ceilings can give your home a more lived-in. custom look. Try installing decking to give your ceiling more texture. or add a ceiling medallion to bring attention to a unique light fixture.
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.