An isntant gallery gets created on an otherwise hard to decorate accent wall in a high-traffic area. It's the black and white photo treatment that can take a lot of unrelated family photos and make the feel more harmonious. Try adding a small block of wood behind each photo board for even more depth if placed in a less busy area of the room. Christopher Lowell
Here's a simple graphic and textural wall decor idea that can be done with removable ashes ice strips should you change your mind. Not that its effect really works better with a deeper toned background. The natural would could also be painted the same color of the wall for a more subtle effect. Christopher Lowell
In the theater we used this technique to add depth especially in painted sky backdrops. This is a good illustration of how to acheive the gradaded effect on an accent wall in you own home. This assures that a very strong accent color still gets introduced into your room without dominating it. Don't be afraid to try this with neutrals too (Charcoal to pale grey). Christopher Lowell
Mirrors are often a far better alternative to wall art…especially in shared spaces. Here a hard to deal with room niche now provides greater depth to the entire room reflecting the things you already love. Christopher Lowell
If you feel challenged dealing with color, try focusing on non color. Here the high-key environment is driven more by texture with one single dramatic accent of black. Notice that the black starts at on the wall (the shell of the room) then in pulled into the center of the room with the candle sticks on the coffee table. Christopher Lowell
King Size Distressed 80 - 130+ yr Old Door Headboards from Vintage Headboards
Increasing the visual drama of a common mattress & box spring can be a simple as adding a pre-made shelf ledge then attach the fabric of your choice from it falling behind the bed. There are many options you can use to customize this simple idea to your own decor Christopher Lowell
A great way to extend store bought drapes is by adding a boarder. However the rod here should have extended at least 6" wider on each side of the window so that it didn't shroud the view. The rod could have also been hung as close to the ceiling as possible to elongate the space.
This timeless space integrates tonal low contrast elements with one accent color but what really works is that this often shared space (bedroom) is non-gender specific meaning both he and she can live with it.
The feel of this space is terrific. However, as stunning at the white wing chairs look, they very much prohibit good conversation since guests have to peer around the sides to see those next to them. Here form won out over function CL
Note the painted woodwork in a vintage environment. People (men) are often afraid to paint old wood thinking it will ruin value of the home. In fact, it preserves the feel and actually highlights the moldings better. CL
Brackets under the cabinet make it appear to be a custom piece Remember you can easily add molding to existing molding especially if moldings are painted. Here the study of line, texture and light in a neutral color pallet is timeless, fresh and modern yet traditional---note the nail heads too. CL
This chic and eclectic room is timeless since it's layered with solids and geometrics like the chevron rug never go out of style. Remember it's pattern/prints that are the first to date spaces. Also note the use of aqua starts at the shell of the room in the simple pattern-free drapes then is brought into the center of the room with the tufted ottoman. Same with the black. From the wood trim to the chair then under foot--for visual balance.
Using drape as an alternative to doors is such a great idea--however, the rod hung low over the arch gives the room a rather short squatty feel. When hanging any drapes for better visual balance, place them up towards the ceiling as far as you can. This will elongate the room and make it feel much taller.