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Old 03-10-2008, 12:54 PM   #1
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Need help matching wood on ceilings to floor.


Hi everyone.

Here are links to pics of my living room:
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http://treygreyjoy.com/miscimages/ho...amily_Room.jpg

We would like to put hardwood floors into this room. Our thought is, if we match the existing wood on the ceilings and beams, the room will be too dark and seem smaller. I have seen good examples of mixing two tones together, light and dark, but I am unsure of how to treat the walls to bring the two types together.

Does anything have any thoughts on this type of situation?

We are more than willing to change the trim around the windows and floor.

In addition, do you think an interior decorator would be any help? Most online ads seem to focus on furniture and window treatments.

Thanks for any ideas/suggestions!

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Old 03-14-2008, 08:26 PM   #2
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Need help matching wood on ceilings to floor.


How about an earth toned light green?

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Old 03-14-2008, 09:35 PM   #3
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Personaly I think the light or dark floors would look good. If you go with a lighter floor maybe you could put up some lighter wood accents like a light shelf or a series of shelves and also you could use a combo of light and dark furniture. I think the dark may be to much to have the floor and ceiling match unless you use a big area rug.. Just my ideas..
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Another idea if you don't like the lighter shelves idea. Maybe you could have a lighter floor with the dark inlay trim edge. That would be nice I think. I wouldn't change the trim. You may want to have a different paint or wall paper once you lighten the floor.
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Old 03-14-2008, 09:49 PM   #5
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If you are looking for a cottage look or a country look you could use a beadboard wainscoting with a chair rail and maybe do some wood mixing. I think this is a great looking room and bead board wainscoting and a chair rail would be really nice. And i do agree and would choose a light pale green as suggested either paint or maybe your bead board wainscoting.. Depending on your furniture colors..
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