Contemporary Living RoomContemporary Living Room, London
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Be creative with shadesIf you want the effect of a lit, dropped-ceiling feature but don’t have the option to fit one, it’s still possible to achieve a similar effect with an oversized shade.The large shade gives a coffer-like effect on the ceiling, while the floor-standing lamp in the corner adds to the effect, with intimate lighting over the dining area. TELL US…Are you installing a drop ceiling or coffer? Have you thought about the lighting you’d like? Share your thoughts in the Comments below.
…or try a darker shade for the woodworkDon’t be afraid to go dark on the woodwork and lighter on the walls instead. This works really well where the woodwork is not in great condition, as the darker colour is more forgiving. An earthy shade like this one is a great choice; colours with sandy, green or beige undertones all work really well with muted light. This is because they’re soft, too, and so don’t tend to dominate your colour scheme, making them ideal for woodwork, which will frame every room in the house.