Help!! Which wall do I feature?

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  1. mum27

    mum27 New Seed

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    I'm wondering if anyone can help me work out which walls I should "feature" when I repaint my living area. It is an open plan living area and would like to paint it a boring beige colour (my husband is very conservative!), but paint some of the walls a darker shade of brown - I have the colours picked out. My problems is that I would like feature the longest wall in the area (quite long), but am not sure whether it will make the area look smaller. Can anyone help with design rules??
     
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  3. Frank

    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi mum27, welcome to GardenStew!

    Now let's see, personally I would feature a wall that more in the line of sight than others. After all making a feature of a wall that is 'tucked away' would be a waste of resources. Maybe a wall that is adjacent to an entrance or a large window.

    I agree that a large dark wall may make the room appear small, colour psychology seems to to say that.

    Let's see if anyone else has any ideas. Nevertheless please keep us updated :)

    // Frank
     
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    The first wall you see when you step into the space...
     
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    JUSTIMAGINE design New Seed

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    Although it is often said to paint the first wall you see as you walk in..........this rule is not always easy to follow. Often a solid wall a good choice ie: no windows or doors.....think about where you want the eye to go as you walk in the room...are you trying to define an area or just add depth/interest to a room???

    A long wall sounds great and can be very effective.

    Hard for me to say without photos though.

    Also depends on what is against and/or on the wall......anyway I hope this is some sort of help.
     

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