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Lifestyle Driven Design…Furnishings for Every Room in Your Home

Lifestyle Driven Design…Furnishings for Every Room in Your Home



Let There Be Light

living room lightingHaving ample light in a room is so important. Natural light is the best. Keeping window treatments to a minimum is preferred, allowing as much sunlight in as possible. Good lighting affects the ambiance and mood of a room. Knowing the right size, scale, and placement of a fixture is key. Consider wall sconces and floor lamps when a table lamp isn’t an option. Uplighting produces a soft, calm atmosphere. One quick way to update the style of your home is by replacing your light fixtures. Select something bold and unexpected, giving your room a dramatic new element.

entryway lightingIt’s amazing what a little paint can do. I’m loving the return of white walls. It’s classic and clean and will never completely go out of style. Choose a shade of white that is soft rather than stark. It will create a fresh, crisp background for different finishes and textures. Add various wood tones for extra warmth and pops of color with fabrics and rugs.

Adding mirrors in a room can also lighten and brighten a space, reflecting natural light. Mirrors can make a small space seem larger and provide both form and function. There are many wonderful ways to use them. Group small ones together to give shine and sparkle to your room without the expense of a large mirror. Many people place mirrors over their mantels. This is not always the best choice. Don’t forget, mirrors reflect. Placed incorrectly, all one might see is a blank ceiling. Use smoked or antique mirrors to create a moody space without being overly reflective. I think every room should have a mirror. And, without a doubt, every entryway should. At Tuscany Fine Furnishings, we have a beautiful selection of mirrors in our furniture showroom and would love for you to stop by to find just the right one for your home.

Dana Voulopos

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