People have a tendency to think in grand terms for their home, not realizing that it is usually the small things that have the most impact on the home. For example, everyone will notice a big extension on your home straight away, but once they’re noticed it, it probably won’t make an impact again. They won’t notice the small details straight away, but will gradually notice them over time. If you’ve been focusing on the big things in recent times, it’s time to start putting your energy into getting the small things right.
Of all the things about our home, nothing so impact its ambiance than the lighting. Get it right, and you’ll have a warm, cozy home that’s inviting and homely. Get it wrong, and you’ll have a space that, try as you might to improve it, just won’t look right. Before you get to work on your lighting, you’ll need to understand a few basic rules. For starters: it’s kind of hard to have a ‘one size fits all’ approach to lighting because all rooms are different, some get more natural light, and so on. Treat every room as unique and play around with some lighting options before you settle on the right one.
Getting the Window Spaces Right
Our window spaces are just as important as the lighting. They don’t always get the most attention, but they do have a big impact on the feel and tone of a room. When it comes to bringing a room together, living room curtains are much more important than the television that’s in the corner, for instance, even if it’s the TV that gets most of the eyeballs’ attention. Get the right curtains and blinds, and treat your window space as its own area worthy of interior design attention and you’ll be on the right path for bringing the room together.
In the Kitchen
Everyone knows the importance of the kitchen to the home, but some people tend to focus only on the infrastructure when it’s the subtle additions that bring it together. Your kitchen shouldn’t be a cold place; it should be the heart of the home. As such, you’ll want to make it as homely as possible by adding things like vegetables and other greens to it. It’s where all the food in the home lives, so make it look like it!
Having the Right Front Door
Your front door is more than just the gateway to your home. It’s the first thing anyone sees when they visit your home and can help set the tone for your whole home. If your front door looks a bit generic, why not take a look to see if there’s a style that complements the style of your home?
The Focal Points
If you need a quick and easy way to bring a room together, find the right focal point. This is the item that draws your eye in when you enter a room, and from which the rest of the room spreads out. It can be a piece of art, table, or rug: whatever works best with your home.
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