Winter days in England are thick with gray skies. Many homeowners counter the the early morning darkness by painting interiors white, white or all white. We see that often in Scandinavia as well. In this entry hall, every flat surface is white and bright. That’s thanks not only to the stark paint choice but to the multicolored staircase runner carpet. The bold striped floor covering is virtually the only color in the space, lifting the mood. And while colors are vivid, they are medium-dark which is a good choice to keep dirt from showing.
Even though the staircase treads and risers are also painted white — in other words painted out — the carpet (usually 2 feet 6 inches wide) calls attention to them with a visual pattern that leads the eye up, up and away. For an interior where monochrome and neutrals reign, it is a welcoming approach to an often ignored basic element of home decor.
(Source: 1st Option via Decor8)
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