By Sade Sousa. interior. Published at Thursday, September 20th, 2018 - 10:21:30 AM.
The open architectural look may be gorgeous. but not always practical. Being able to have a private bedroom or a way to divide the living space from the dining room would create a more functional feel to a home.So how can you add a little intimacy or privacy to a room without closing up your space permanently? By getting creative and adding a room divider that can open and close as needed. or moved to another spot.
” — Basia Falcon. owner and head designer of Sycamore & Gray in Highland Park. IL.Go big with a statement piece. Don't discount a statement piece“Get the size right! Too often consumers think my space is small so I'll buy a bunch of small pieces. Top designers know that's the exact opposite of good space planning —
one stunning statement piece of anything always makes a better impact than many busy small items just creating visual clutter.” — Charmaine Wynter of Charmaine Wynter Interiors Inc. in Southlake. TXInvest in uplighting. Opt for lifted lighting“In smaller spaces. flat areas like the floor and table tops are at a premium. so consider lighting solutions that hang in the air like wall sconces by your sofa and pendant lighting by your bed.
“I recommend covering all the walls of the room in one color to make it feel larger. Consider using a warm and rich or soft and soothing hue to cover the majority of the room. including the ceiling. Highlighting one unifying color fades defining lines. which enhances the coziness of the space. Additionally. using that wall color at least one other time in your space — either in an area rug or a small accent piece