Josephine Marie Victoria's Neutral Living Room: satin white crown molding, flat white ceiling, "rice bowl" california wall paint in flat, soft brass curtain rods and clear globe finials from bed bath and beyond, moroccan tiled grommet curtains from homegoods
Create an illusion of larger windows by hanging curtains higher than the window frame. Extend drapery rods beyond the width of the window, so curtain panels don't cover any glass. Dress windows with sheers or tailored panels. White, neutral or pale wall colors reflect light, visually "pushing back" walls. A flat paint recedes more than gloss. Light-colored fabrics unify furniture, preventing rooms from feeling crowded. Light colors allow the bedroom furniture to blend into the background.