Nothing makes a room like light, light, light. Using lamps in the kitchen is something we haven't seen often, but it's such a great idea if you have the space. The choice of silver lamps is so effective here, lending the kitchen a hint of glamour.
11. Dress up the kitchen with fancy table lamps. If you are hosting a holiday open house, everyone is bound to end up in the kitchen. Make yours instantly more festive by turning off the overhead lights and setting table lamps on the counters instead. The warm glow will make everything look better ... even those dirty dishes in the sink.