enrich rooms with period features

Enrich living rooms with period features

Show off details with deep colours and crisp white highlights.

Are you painting a living room with period features? You’re in luck: mantels, built-in bookcases, windows, arched doorways and moldings all present a wonderful opportunity to add another layer of interest to your space using colour. As a general rule, the period features found in classic Victorian homes suit muted natural colours like dusty greens, powder pinks and creams or deep decadent shades of purple, chocolate brown and charcoal.

If you’re after a more contemporary look, paint your baseboards, architraves (beams) and mouldings a clean, crisp white. If you have high ceilings, choose a colour a couple of shades darker than your walls. This will draw the eye downwards and give the space a cozy welcoming feel. This will allow the beautiful, sculptural details in your living room to take centre stage.

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