1) The right light fixture can be essential to your overall style. Even if you opt for discount store furniture, when you install one fabulous chandelier, table lamp, or wall sconce, it sets the tone for your entire space. Be sure to put it in the right place so it functions as beautifully as it looks.
3) Consider the power of color in each room. Color sets mood in a very unique way. I post often about color. For example, if the color "red" means fire to you, I wouldn't suggest using it in your home, while if you tell me it means passion I would use it in a space that requires energy. Using color does not just mean painting the walls but selecting fabrics, accessories, area rugs, and artwork to bring in tones you love. DO use colors you love but be sure they accomplish what you want. Need a serene space? Try a monochromatic color scheme; soft neutral colors work just as well as blues and greens to create serenity. Need exciting and dramatic? Use bold color. Start with painting one wall. Get a fabulous chest or dresser in a bold color you love. Don't forget that lamps add color too! Worried about a long-term color commitment? Keep your walls & flooring neutral and add color with accessories and art.