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Should we paint the dark wood ceiling beams white?
August 16, 2012 in Design Dilemma
We have just purchased a 1970s home (not our furniture pictured) and would like to give it a more clean, modern look while retaining some of the quality features such as pine ceiling. We will remove the carpet and polish the floorboards underneath. However, we are unsure about what to do with the dark wood beams and trim. Any advice on whether to paint the dark wood ceiling beams and what colour? What about the dark wood hand rail, doors and door frames (white seems so impractical on hard wearing areas, but I love the all white look)? Is it a big risk to paint it all white (i.e. will the reflective nature of the white make the beams stand out even more)? Any advice on modernising our new house would be much appreciated.