Updating old furniture
Another trick of the eye that gives the illusion of open space, is mirrors.
Mirrors when placed opposite windows reflect light into the room and make the room seem more open.
Also, formal dining rooms seem to be going out of style.
Here is your opportunity to create space in your home, making it more appealing to you and to your visitors.
How can you do this without tearing out walls, you ask?
Actually, making your home seem open and airy can be easier than you think.
Legs are essential, especially for shorter vintage furniture. So whether it’s bedside tables that need some height or old end table that needs to accommodate a sink and those who will be using it, I’ve got you covered.
Whether you keep it simple with floor lamps, or go all out and replace all your ceiling fixtures —modernize your home with plenty of bright lights.
It’s no secret that I love updating old furniture, using what I’ve got and throwing away no more than I have to but many of you have asked just how I do this and today, I’m telling you! I knew they were awesome the first time I laid eyes on them.
I also knew they were way too short for….anything really!
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.But they definitely wouldn’t work beside my extra tall king-size bed.