Lighting can be altered to fit any atmosphere mood or occasion, different rooms would require different amounts of light for example, bright kitchens and bathrooms for sanitary reasons and so it looks clean.
On the other hand, I would recommend, living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms to have dimmer switches, therefore you can alter the lighting depending on the atmosphere. The light would be dimmer in the evening to replicate a cosy and intimate mood and the dining room would be bright for lunch and breakfast hours.
But you can also add some colour to rooms with luxury bar stools, sofas and other accessories, natural light can come from all kinds of places!
You need to choose your wallpaper carefully to match your house. This all depends on the atmosphere you are trying to portray, for bedrooms or dining rooms a dark opulence can look nice with dark wood and a golden light, it can make you feel relaxed, intimate and romantic.
If your afraid of it looking too dark then you could pick a light metallic wallpaper or patterned wallpaper as a feature wall with a light main colour and if you use a particular room such as your kitchen for day to day activities then bright walls and maybe a feature wall often looks nice. Try not to play it safe with all white, it can often look clinical, keep it colourful.
Also think practicality especially with children wipeable wallpaper or the use of tiles is super efficient but also effective.
Curtains and Runners
Colourful curtains and patterned runners can really help revamp a plain room, if you want to keep the room minimalistic and whenever you fancy a change it’s cheap and easy to change the curtains and runners. Much cheaper than re-decorating the whole room.
Oversized art can come in all shapes and sizes, all of which are very different and can be suited to match designer furniture. I would aim to put the art at eye-level so people can see it when they are sitting.
Oversized art can be found everywhere including charity shops, therefore it doesn’t have to cost you lots of money to be effective, it can really add character to a room.
To finish off furnishing your home, as well as using some original furniture, add pictures of family or friends around the rooms so it seems more like a home than a showroom. Don’t just copy pictures off the internet, see if you can add some of your own personal touches and what you like to make it seem more cosy and realistic.