By Natzu Shimizu. Interior. Friday, October 06th 2017, 08:00:41 AM.
Bring depth to a neutral room. If color isn't your thing create interest with texture. In this room a range of items with texture from the natural wood to the touch‐me throw and rug add plenty of interest.
If you favor cooler hues try a palette of blue‐grays then spice it up with hints of hot red. This is a terrific palette for an office or a kid's or teen's bedroom. The grays have a soothing vibe but the heart‐racing red injects some energy into the space.
Update the trophies. This buck silhouette emits playfully positive chi in this bedroom. Look closely and you'll spy another contemporary approach to wildlife art: a colorful bear portrait in the bathroom.
Lights. If you have a well‐placed window in your kitchen but the angle does not invite a lot of light it could be a perfect place to add a pendant light. The fixture will help illuminate the counter and will give the feeling of a natural radiance emanating from the outdoors.
Watch out for splinters and nails. You'll need to make sure the wood is properly sanded so splinters won't be an issue. When using wood collected from a demolition make sure to carefully remove any old nails. The pieces will need to be planed and cut to the desired shapes and sizes also. Unless you have the right tools and machines this prep work should be done by a professional finish carpenter.
Green Sashes. Or try a dark green window sash. It's softer than black but still classic and neutral as it picks up the colors in nature. A magnificently tall ceiling like this one is beautiful but not required
Focus on accessories. If black walls are a step too far why not add some contrast with black accessories? This boudoir has dark blinds a thick black picture frame and an ebony vanity table creating a darkly luxurious spot. The key here is the glossy surfaces which catch the light rather than absorbing it.
Shelves. As the trend of open upper shelves continues to grow people are looking for new ways to apply them. One of my favorite ways is stretching shelves across windows.