Lighting is so important for any functioning space, and proper lighting is key. You want your lighting at eye level, that way it serves its purpose, sitting or standing. Place lamps strategically where you feel the most used areas are, as opposed to sticking them in a corner. There are much better space fillers out there than lamps.
The right sized rug makes all the difference. I know a lot of us have bought the smaller size to save on cost, but trust me, splurging a little is worth it. Your furniture’s front legs should be on the rug, and in dining areas the rug should be large enough that chairs can easily slide out and still be on the area rug, this way no one has to worry about tripping while being seated or getting their chair stuck.
Adding throws and pillows to a couch, chair, or bed will make the space look more welcoming and lived in. Plain couches and beds look so sterile, I don’t think the look of “bachelor pad” is really the one you want to go for. Choose a soft, fluffy throw, and patterned or textured pillows to bring your space to life.
You can never have too much storage in any space. The more creative you get, the more fun and unique your room becomes. Try using baskets, bins, shelving, and wall hangings to organize your space as opposed to a large clunky piece of furniture up against the wall.
5. Window treatments
So many people seem to be so afraid of hanging window treatments, but they make a world of difference. Not only for function, like blocking out the sun on the days you can actually sleep in, but also for an all together finished, polished look.