Decorating & Furniture/living room


my living room ceiling has beams that slant down making one wall
long and the shortest wall, where the beams end has a fireplace.  
What can I do with the long wall, and how can I accent the beams?  
My furniture is classic.  I have sleek brownish natureal leather
furniture (because the room is small).  My fireplace is natural brick
color with earth tone porcelain tile w/accent tile around it.  I have
carpet that is a goldish/amber to tie the colors together.

Thanks for writing and for your questions.  To accent the beams, you need to distinguish them with color.  If the beams are wooden, stain them....if they're covered with drywall or plaster, paint them a color different than the wall color.  

(I'm hoping your walls aren't white, but if they are, they should be painted.  Small room or not, white walls create too much contrast between brick, earth tone porceline and gold or amber carpet.)  

If nothing else, try to add some of your gold tones to the walls.


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