Wimbledon MansionTraditional Living Room, London
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Replace cornicing and picture railsThe main thing to remember when choosing mouldings is to match them all to each other within a specific period. For example, don’t choose a Georgian cornice and a Victorian ceiling rose. Remember also that they are there to enhance the proportions of a room. A Victorian terrace requires a simpler or smaller cornice, therefore, than a Georgian rectory. Picture rails should be set 30-50cm below the cornice, depending on the overall height of the room. A useful piece of advice is that mouldings should be alternately convex and concave when read top to bottom – easy to plan once you get your eye in.
Go for screen timeWhether it’s a vintage dressing room screen, an ornately carved wooden design or a contemporary number bearing a photographic image, there are portable folding screens to suit every room. They can be used in a living space to hide a desk area or the TV and in the bedroom in combination with a clothes rail to create a mini walk-in wardrobe.