Feb
20

Don’t forget your fifth wall…

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Whether decorating a new space or renovating an existing space, always keep in mind your fifth wall…the ceiling.  It’s easy to focus on your wall color, but looking up may inspire you to go in a completely different design direction.

Most people assume their ceilings will be white, but why not think outside the box?  Always remember that paint is your friend!  It’s an inexpensive and easy way to inject color into your space…both vertically and horizontally!

Painted ceilings can be used in a subtle way to merely accent the wall color and enhance crown molding.

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By painting the ceiling a darker color, you can create an optical illusion of a lower ceiling.

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Painted ceilings can also make a bold statement.  Try carrying an intense wall color up and over the ceiling, or use a subtle hue on the wall and make an impact on the ceiling.

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Don’t forget that any paint treatment that you can do on a wall can also be done on a ceiling (although not quite as easily).

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And if you’re really daring (and talented), let your imagination run wild…

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Interior design is meant to be personal, it’s meant to be a reflection of who you are and how you live, and above all it’s meant to be fun!  Experiment a little!

 Michelle

Mary Sherwood Lake Living…working with you to create your lifestyle!

  • Paul Sherwood

    Grreat tips. I especially like the pink room.

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