Here's my family room challenge: it's not a very large room with only your average 9 foot ceilings. It gets nice morning light, but can be quite dim in the afternoon hours. I have a large chocolate brown suede sofa that is terribly comfortable and cozy, but makes the space seem even darker during our short winter afternoons. I have several wood pieces as well: coffee table, antique writing desk, media stand.
My solution? More reflective accessories-- i.e. metallics!
I'm off to a great start with my new Ballards mirror. It's large for the space, but it catches lots of light and with because it's virtually frameless it seems even more expansive. I added some silver balls and my sweet little metallic deer. Love my new mantlescape.
Loved it so much, I thought about incorporating even more metallics in the room. I don't think I could go this far with a silver table.
|Kirsten Grove via hgtv.com|
|photo by Erika Powell via hgtv.com|