In our previous post, we discussed ways to add drama to your interior design through the use of rich, dark colors on your walls. Next, we will be talking about what you can do to add excitement to your ceilings and floors. While you may have been thinking about your flooring material options already, we bet you may have left out the ceiling. Don’t underestimate the power of having every surface area touched with color to bring out the drama in your space.
Using a dark color on your ceiling is a powerful way to draw the eye. Find a color that complements the wall shades you are using without bringing all of the attention away from them. Consider a metallic paint color or one that has a touch of glitter in it to reflect light off of its surface. Using the same color as the one on the walls is also acceptable as you can use different accessories to spruce it up with. Try installing an opulent glass chandelier with an embellished medallion around the base to add texture. If you’ve chosen to keep your walls a solid color you can take this opportunity to paint a mural, faux finish or bold pattern on the ceiling instead. Wallpaper with a stunning pattern would also make a great contrast to solid colored walls as well. If you have a vaulted ceiling and want to try a unique decorating idea, try hanging fabric from it’s highest point right to the top of your walls.
We turn next to the flooring. Make sure that your floors, walls, and ceiling are all working together to bring out the right look. Everything item you incorporate does not have to be dark to create drama. It is the dark contrasting with the light that draws the viewer’s attention when you enter a room. With that said, there are multiple flooring materials that will make deeper colors looks attractive. Natural stone and concrete give the space a bold look and can easily be warmed up with lighter accessories. Hardwood can be jazzed up by stenciling a geometric pattern on it or giving it a darker stain. Linoleum has come a long way and has some truly impressive patterns to offer as well. If you want to use carpet in the room, Installing a two tone design can add dimension and flair.
Check back in with us for Part Three of our Dramatic Decor Ideas series!