Updating old oak cupboards
Layer this lighting with lamps on side tables, making the room feel welcoming and cozy.
Then, if you want to get adventurous, you can replace all those out-dated ceiling fixtures with the stunning modern masterpieces that are available on the market.
Don’t stress too much about the plethora of options, after all, you could always buy one or two different styles to see what works best in the room.
Plus, there are not really any steadfast rules to choosing cabinet pulls and knobs.
Mirrors when placed opposite windows reflect light into the room and make the room seem more open.
Sometimes it’s as simple as getting rid of bigger, bulkier furnishings, or moving furnishings around the room to see what placement gives the most open space.
If you are attached to the huge armoire, cabinet or other bulky furnishing that is taking up a lot of space, then consider painting it a warm off-white color— this will help it “disappear” into the room, tricking the eye to think the space is more airy and open.
If you have a formal dining room that you really don’t use, then consider turning it into a cozy den, home office, crafting room or library with a reading nook. A poorly lit room looks small, dark and cramped, while a brightly lit room appears open, airy and welcoming.
This will make the current space you have more usable, and creates a whole new room in your home that you never had before (without any messy renovations! There are numerous ways to brighten up your home with lights.