Adding color or wallpaper to the ceiling -- the so-called fifth wall -- is a great way to add detail to a home office. The neutral walls in this home office create enough of a break between the pattern of the ceiling wallpaper and graphic flooring for the design to feel completely unified.
Before, this small living space lacked color and charm. The addition of all-new furniture injects character and functionality, while a textured wall covering adds new life to the living room's walls, ceiling and fireplace. To hide TV cords, an alcove is made from lumber and planks of paint-grade pine. Keeping the wires concealed inside the alcove allows for a seamless and sophisticated look.
Textured walls bring sophistication to this Old World-inspired bedroom. An arched alcove houses the cozy, upholstered bed, which is flanked by matching nightstands and table lamps. A wall of curtains softens the space and blocks light for a lovely night's sleep.
See this bathroom on HGTV.com! This contemporary bathroom features dark cabinets, marble countertops, and sconce lighting. It also boasts an alcove bathtub with one glass wall. Windows above the bathtub also provide natural light.
This modern dining alcove features a round glass dining table paired with zebra print upholstered chairs. Multiple vases with tall pink flowering branches and two wall hangings add an artistic vibe to the space.
Wonderful wallpaper makes this bathroom sing. In the small alcove, birds and butterflies look not at all precious paired with the black-and-white floor. On the other walls, clean white subway tiles are a quiet background for the vibrant patterns.
Instead of covering all the walls in blue, designers instead selected accent areas: the ceiling, a strip above the desk, an alcove by the window. It's a stylish way to bring in color, but also keep a lighter, snappier feel.
This master bedroom is a study of carefully balanced contrasts: the light wallpaper in the bed alcove and the darker-hued walls in the sitting area; the texture of the sisal rug and the softness of the velvety upholstery.
This cozy alcove perfectly fits a handsome clawfoot tub (just add bubbles!). On the wall above, a set of six matching sunburst mirrors are sweetly romantic without overwhelming the small space. Two sconces are just-right lighting.