Create a traveled, rustic or country feel by bring in a natural element like this Tobacco Basket from Terra Cottage in Atlanta. You can easily hang wicker or wooden bowls and baskets on a wall. Try one large piece or group a bunch of smaller ones.
Case in point: The green ceiling provides the biggest swath of color in the room, picking up on the duvet, bench and window treatments. The old tobacco basket on the wall provides just the right dose of brown. Thinking about painting your ceiling? Here are some more ideas.
This vintage tobacco basket adds texture to the white space between the headboard and the ceiling. A simple search of "tobacco basket" brings up a lot of options; you can score one for around $150.See the rest of this coastal home
"I felt like this room needed a punch of color, but I couldn't imagine painting the walls green," Williams says. Painting the ceiling does the job without overwhelming the room. This color is "Dill Pickle" by Benjamin Moore.
The headboard was fashioned from an old door, and the basket overhead is an old tobacco basket. "I love its sculptural quality," Williams says.
6. Brighten lesser-used spaces. It can be easier to deal with color if it's concentrated in rooms that don't get a lot of daily use, such as guest areas. That way colorphobes can (mostly) avoid them if the palette is too much to take. Apple and bottle greens give this guestroom a fresh, happy face.