By Rosetta Loreta. Interior. Friday, October 06th 2017, 07:41:08 AM.
Bring ranch outbuilding style indoors. The corrugated metal here provides an industrial contrast to the large beams while a door on a track brings barn style inside.
Color palette is a key consideration when deciding how to incorporate a reclaimed wood wall according to Matt Schmidt of AMEK Custom Builders. Reclaimed wood's finish can vary greatly from smooth weathered gray to rough hewn in a rainbow of paint colors. When in doubt clean white walls work well with any color of wood.
Create an illusion. Where you choose to use light and dark colors can have a huge influence on a space. In this lofty white room the ceiling and walls down to the picture rail have been painted black helping to visually lower the high ceiling for a much cozier mood. Or try painting the end wall of a long narrow room black to visually bring it forward.
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.
This sophisticated bedroom gets a nice punch of color via furniture and decorative accessories in happy shades of coral. Because the coral elements are spread throughout the room it doesn't feel overly colorful and your eye is able to move about the space taking it all in. Additionally the white elements in the room keep the taupey‐tan hues from looking too muddy.
Achieving the right proportion of accent wall to other wall space is crucial. Here wood‐paneled walls go beyond just an accent but work beautifully thanks to a high ceiling and a neutral palette.
Add shine. Hanging a mirror in a dark painted hallway will add lightness and a sense of space without taking away from the dark aesthetic. This convex design reflects the whole space adding depth.
Art. If your tastes run to the whimsical or eclectic consider hanging art in front of a window. This creates an unexpected statement and is especially effective in contemporary condos that have no other place for art.