By Josiane Augustine. Living Room. Published at Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 - 23:56:59 PM.
DO choose a chandelier for function as well as form. Consider how much light is cast by the fixture and whether it’s the right kind of light for the space. Fixtures in kitchens and high-traffic areas should provide consistent, bright light. Lighting in living areas and bedrooms should be bright enough for everyday illumination but also soft and comforting.
To add a little more interest or define your space a little more try layering area rugs on top of each other. It can add a little more color and pattern and it's a particularly great trick for seasonal decorating. In the colder months layering rugs can add coziness, then in the summer you can edit them and create a lighter look.
Don’t be afraid to go bold with a brightly colored window treatment. Curtains and drapes in particular are great because they have a huge visual impact in a room, yet they're easy to replace if and when you crave a change.
Lighting is a somewhat complex element of any room. In living rooms, it’s less so than in more utilitarian rooms like kitchens, but there are still some important considerations that should not be ignored. Most importantly, there needs to be a sampling of each of the three main types of lighting: ambient, task, and accent. Then after that, they need to be placed at different levels throughout the room. Consider overhead lighting, table and floor lamps, and wall sconces.