need to lighten a dark family room
February 11, 2013 in Design Dilemma
two story family room with dark varnished pine ceiling very dark dark stained red wood siding. What can be done to lighten and freshen this room (25' x 25')
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Cancork Floor Inc.
What colour is the flooring? A major change can be made by lightening the flooring. By the sounds of it, the floors would be a wood as well (wood lovers who panel ceilings and walls in wood will often have wooden flooring).

I would go "stark white" or a very light "bamboo" colour on the floors...assuming you do not want to touch the ceiling and the walls. Beyond that, large, paintings with a lot of white (winter landscapes).

Some photos would help.
February 11, 2013 at 10:31AM   
Sign Up to comment
Related Discussions
Need help lightening this dark room !
I have this very dark den....this is the room at noon,...
Need to lighten up north facing Family room
Medium dark chair rail height tongu in groove wainscoat...
Need color help in my dark family room
Need an accent color that will go with my couch and...
Need help with paint color for family room with a dark red sectional
We are refinishing our basement that will include a...
More Discussions
Update my foyer please!
Our home was built in 1900 and is a classic American...
Window treatments on Door & Side Light?
We have woven wood shades everywhere else on this floor....
What do I do with this GAUDY Rococo Bedroom Set? Help
So, very good friends of mine moved to the Yucatan....
Giant Gator Art?
First, thank you to GroverAxle who helped me get started...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2014 Houzz Inc.
Houzz® The new way to design your home™