Positioning an occasional table in front of your window is a common designer trick, to help expand a space and make use of all sides of room. Most new homes come with sizeable family rooms and lots of windows which for some home owners pose a furniture placement dilemma. Blocking the window with heavy furnishings isn’t desirable but that doesn’t mean you can’t use a visually light table like this glass top table with brass legs as your surface for a pair of lamps and decorative accessories; making your living space look stylish and well put together.
Breaking the rules in your new home when it comes to design and décor can sometimes create stunning results like here. As before, placing a table in front of your window to place lamps and accessories is as great way to add dimension and interest to your living space. But if ever placing a sofa in front of your window, pairing it with a sofa table behind gives the visual breathing room needed to help ensure the room doesn’t feel stuffy and crammed. Ideally the back of the sofa should line up with the top of the table and the sofa should always be wider than the table.
Many new home kitchens come with great big windows, which normally mean nice deep window sills. Don’t be afraid to accessorize those window sills with the same sort of elements you would find yourself using in the rest of your new home. A pair of handsome glass lanterns flanking a potted plant gives a great look to your modern, contemporary or classical kitchen.
If your new home’s kitchen lacks the window sill depth to display accessories, why not consider adding a shelf instead? This cleverly installed bracketed shelf adds charm and dimension to this quant country kitchen; perfect for the cottage. This concept can also be adapted in modern and contemporary new home kitchens using floating shelves without brackets and can also be wired with LED lighting to provide mood and ambiance lighting; similar to under cabinet lighting.