When designing your home’s lighting, consider today’s most popular trends. Environmentally friendly LED lighting is all the rage, as is something attention grabbing like an oversized lighting fixture or sculpture lighting. Choose indirect lighting for something a little subtler, or try bringing back the retro look with a modern feel.
Each kitchen countertop material has its own set of pros and cons. Granite, concrete, and engineered stone are elegant and unique choices, but are definitely on the more expensive side. Laminate is always an affordable choice, and if you’re looking for something unique, wood may be right for you.
Many people make mistakes when designing their homes, especially if they try and go it alone. To show off your personality without clashing patterns, you’ll need to avoid a few common mishaps. Forgetting to budget ahead of time can ruin your project before you’re halfway through, as can painting the walls before you’ve decided on the fabrics and textiles. If you scatter your collections around the room or forget to include a focal point, you run the risk of overwhelming your guests. And don’t forget to include your own style in your home, asking for outside advice when necessary.