At the end of the space, a floor to ceiling window lets plenty of natural light into this sweet, girly space. The light can be controlled by a Roman shade so that the girls can have complete darkness during nap time.
“The living room can be a guest room, because we have an accessible bathroom and power blinds on all of the windows,” says HGTV Smart Home 2015 designer Linda Woodrum. “You can have complete privacy when you’re in this space.”
Changing out light fixtures in small spaces can make an enormous difference in how they look, feel and function. The key to a swift, successful lighting swap is choosing fixtures which will fit with existing junction boxes. For situations in which junction boxes require relocation, it's best to hire an electrician; however, keep in mind this will create somewhat of a mess due to patching holes with drywall mud and creating dust from sanding. This three-bulb nickel and acrylic fixture features a linen drum shade which diffuses the light, allowing the wall color to read more clearly.
A contemporary star light is centered in this kid's bedroom for a fun contemporary touch to the design. Matching twin beds feature textured frames and striped throw blankets over the blue comforters. The powder blue color creates a light look throughout the room, with the striped floor rug adding complimentary shades to the color palette.
Natural wood beams frame the entrance to this large window nook. A tufted olive green cushion gives height to the space, finished with a decorative mix of patterned throw pillows complimenting the neutral tones of the room. A star pendant light adds a fun, contemporary element to the space.
Recessed lighting, orange metal drum shade pendant lights and a large window bring warmth and light to this kitchen. Polished granite countertops on the island serve as a durable surface for meal prep.