Look up. Forget flat ceilings. Here the texture creates interest and opens up the room. You can create a ceiling with character using painted textured wallpaper or plaster molding, or by exposing wooden beams.
Update the trophies. This buck silhouette emits playfully positive chi in this bedroom. Look closely and you'll spy another contemporary approach to wildlife art: a colorful bear portrait in the bathroom.
Light it up with neon. A room saturated in charcoal – from the walls to the paintwork – makes a gorgeous backdrop for neon colors. This electric‐pink table, along with the bright yellow artwork, pops and helps to define the room, which could have been a bit of a black hole without such an energizing color. A couple of pieces are enough, though, so the dramatic effect of the charcoal isn't lost.