I'd like to ask a couple of questions about the fantastic ceiling, please. - Is the ceiling "A" shaped, or does the rising ceiling end at a vertical wall at the top?
How far apart are your beams?
Are the beams weight-bearing? »
Smart Use of ColorI'm a fan of bold hues, but I realize that not everyone wants the color in their home to pack such a wallop. This sunny bedroom illustrates my favorite color advice: Use bold colors for items that are easy and inexpensive to change or replace. Here, the walls are painted a mellow shade of yellow and the bolder colors are reserved for the bedding. Imagine this same bedroom with all white linens — it would have a completely different feel.
This bedroom takes a subtler approach. The soft gold walls and pale tangerine bench are quiet enough to read as neutral, but bright bedding enlivens the scheme. If the mere suggestion of chartreuse and poppy red causes a freakout, you can always dial back the linens to plain white or cream.