Posts Tagged ‘Furniture Arrangement’
1. Use Neutral Colors
There many tricks that you can use to make a small room look bigger. The easiest way is to use light colors, such as cream colors and icy blues. Using this, colors can convert a small room into a seemingly bigger room. It is all about optical illusion. Light colors make a room look bigger, brighter, open and airy. On the other hand dark colors make rooms look smaller, and absorb light. Paint your wall trim and molding in a lighter color than your walls. This will make the walls appear further back, making the room appear bigger.
2. Use Different Types of Lighting
One of the things that make a home look so warm and welcoming is great lighting. Many homes are improperly lighted. To fix the problem, increase the wattage in your lamps and fixtures. Aim for a total of 100 watts for each 50 square feet or less. Don’t depend on just one or two fixtures per room, either. Make sure you use three types of lighting: ambient, task, and accent. Ambient lighting is general or overhead. Task lighting is pendant, under-cabinet or reading. Accent lighting is used on tables and walls. Read the rest of this entry »
Rooms for dining in a residence vary depending on the dining habits of the occupants. The eating areas may be a cozy alcove or it could be a breakfast nook that is open to the kitchen. In other cases, the dining room may be a large and formal space. You are subject to find at least one of these spaces in the average home. Larger homes may contain dining facilities in all of these areas.
If family gatherings and diner parties are a big part of your activities, then a large dining room is very much in your interest. If you are building a large home, this shouldn’t be much of an issue in terms of creating a large space for this purpose. However, for those of us who will reside in a small to midsize home, this can present a challenge. One way to get around this problem is to create an open floor plan design where the dining facilities (dining table to be exact) can be expanded in an almost unlimited manner into the living area. There is little advantage in having an expandable table if you haven’t the room to utilize it. Read the rest of this entry »