How to warm up a spacious room ~ Use furniture to define areas – create two separate seating areas and create a flow between the two spaces ~ Close the gap – bring in a large ottoman to fill the gap of distance between furniture. An upholstered ottoman will soften the room more than a coffee table ~ Fill the empty corner – have a corner to fill? Create a reading nook with a couple cozy chairs and a small table ~ The power of paint – high ceilings can seem overwhelming. To make the room feel more intimate use a different color paint on the bottom half of the wall. Try using wainscoting or tape off a line and paint everything below it a different color. ~ Take advantage of tall potted plants – If your room has high ceilings, help fill in vertical height gaps and accentuate the high ceilings by integrating tall potted plants in the room
The home theatre is notorious for being tucked away in a dark corner of the basement so that home owners can attempt to recreate the movie theatre experience. The home theatre of yesterday required a dark windowless space and plenty of room for the large screen and projector. Todays home theatre is taking on a whole new look, with a new location – the main living floor. To obtain the feel and look of a home theatre it no longer requires a wall to wall screen and space eating projector. This is made possible with light blocking window coverings and large anti-glare flat screen televisions paired with cozy couches and chairs. Now home owners can enjoy their home theatre on the same floor as the hub of the house…the kitchen!