Heather Garrett DesignTraditional Living Room, Raleigh
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Shed some lightThe great thing about lighting is that you can take it with you when you go, so even in a rented space it’s a good investment. It’s useful to think of lighting in terms of layers and atmosphere. The ceiling pendant is a room’s workhorse, which is important in decorative terms so choose a fitting to suit the size and style of the space. Floor and table lamps are likely to be the light sources you use most, so arrange them next to seating to create different areas for reading, relaxing or watching television. Don’t underestimate, either, the importance of candlelight for adding atmosphere and cosiness.Discover ‘instant’ wall lights that don’t need wiring in
Create a cocoonMaximise the qualities of a small living room by creating a cocoon-like feel. Using rich, cosy colours, snug seating and ambient lighting will turn the space into a welcoming retreat, perfect for relaxed gatherings or peaceful evenings. A coffee table or ottoman in the middle of the seating will shift the focus to the centre of the room and enhance the sense of intimacy.