South London Victorian Home
Photo: Chris Snook © 2015 Houzz
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Use lighting cleverlyLighting is a great tool to use as a demarcator, especially within the same common space. If the TV is placed to the side of the room or tucked away in a corner, control the mood in that particular space via lighting to create a cosy nook where you can relax and watch your favourite shows – without subjecting others in the family to do the same.
9. Merge the top of the walls with the ceilingPaint cornices and coving the same colour as the ceiling, which will make the space feel bigger and look wider. In the absence of mouldings, simply paint about 8 to 10 inches of the tops of the walls the same as the ceiling. Even with dark walls, this trick makes the ceiling look higher, and the room appear bigger.
It can boost a contemporary twist Homes that respect their period details but don’t wallow in the past are endlessly popular on Houzz. And this paint technique works perfectly with that approach, as seen in this bold and colourful living room. Interestingly, one-colour walls and woodwork actually have traditional roots, it’s just that white woodwork has since become the norm. What gives the historic one-colour idea contemporary fizz is the clean finish it gives to a room – fewer lines breaking up a space make for a more streamlined look. Here, there is still plenty of white woodwork. Merging those luscious blue walls with the skirtings draws attention to the elegant ceiling while visually stretching the height of the room – just picture the shortening effect if this space had white at its bottom and top. Inspired by this colourful Victorian home? See more of it