RENOS - WHERE TO START #3 The FEEL!
- Flooring type - We picked a character type maple flooring that brought a variety of earthy tones into the main and upper areas.
- Wall color - With such a large space, it can easily feel too big with a lighter color. We went with a deep chocolate brown that played off the highlights in the flooring and created a warmth making the large space feel more grounded.
- Made use of the features of the room - We had a large, open stringer, Douglas fir staircase and a wood stove central in the room (with purpose). These two brought the key components to define this room and house. This often can be created by your furnishing.
- your dining room table set
- a beautiful sofa a granite top kitchen island
- a beautiful sleigh bed in the master bedroom.
- Lighting - It was important to use layered lighting. We used a mixture of lighting throughout both floors to allow the rooms to serve the specific purpose that we needed them to at a given moment. Ultimately, the lighting choices can define how a room it utilized or underutilized.
- Are you looking for a rustic, modern or a contemporary feel?
- What style do you naturally gravitate towards?
- What features of the room can you can make use of?
- What current furniture pieces are you going to keep and will be a focus of the room?
- What colors are you considering for both the walls and ceiling?
- Floor type and color?
- Lighting choices? For example chandeliers can produce either up-light or down-light (indirect or direct light). Depending on what "feel" you are looking to create will determine which type of chandelier you may choose.
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