Urban Sophisticate- Transitional Home in WrigleyvilleTransitional Dining Room, Chicago
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6. Minimal texture and color. This open-concept living and dining area also sticks to a neutral base. The wood floor, wall color, drapery, rugs and furniture are all neutral colors. Even the textures are relatively neutral: Both rugs have simple patterns, and the upholstery has very little pattern. The only dramatic color in the room comes from the floral arrangements and a few accessories, including the art on the wall and the throw pillows in the seating area. A lack of trendy color helps give this room a look that will last.
To determine the amount of ambient light you’ll need, a good rule of thumb is to multiply the room’s dimensions to get a total square footage, then multiply that number by 1.5. That will give you the total number of watts needed. Example: A 10-by-12-foot room totals 120 square feet. 120 x 1.5 = 180, so you’ll need 180 watts of ambient light.Whatever you do, don’t stop at ambient light. There’s nothing drearier than a bedroom, for instance, with a single overhead fixture — it’s flat and unflattering, and doesn’t provide sufficient illumination for anything but the simplest tasks.