The effect lighting can have on a space are incomparable. Simple things like accent lighting, ambient and natural light and even curtain stylings can brighten or darken up the rooms of your house.
Accent lighting is used to bring focus to specific areas of a home. Since most rooms focus on a main source of light it’s difficult to create any accent pieces. Try dimming the main light source in a room and add accent lights along the walls to highlight pictures or lamps to create some contrast within the room.
While accents certainly help define the style of a room, natural light will open any room up tremendously. As Phoenix already carries such a high supply of sunlight, you might as well utilize it. Things like sheer curtains and wide spacing windows allow for the most light to shine in.
“Vertical lines are key in opening up any space,” says Deborah Wecselman, creator of DWD Inc. (Will link DWD Inc. to website). “Vertical drapes or curtains will make any room look more grandiose. Use translucent linen to brighten the area and let the natural light shine in.”