DOES A ROOM HAVE 4 WALLS OR 6?

OK, that’s a trick question.

Strictly speaking, most rooms have just four walls.

However, it’s important not to overlook the floor and ceiling – the other ‘walls’ in the room.

It’s what we call looking at the big picture.

So the correct answer here – you guessed it – is six.

Yes, whether walls, floors or ceilings – when designing a home, everything counts.

It’s the ceiling, though, that tends to get overlooked.

Other than a coat of paint, and a light fixture, you might be thinking what more does it need?

As with everything else, the details matter.

This means careful consideration of the paint color, specifically whether to go with a lighter shade, or dark.

Usually, the advice is to use a slightly lighter shade, especially if your ceilings are low.

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DOES A ROOM HAVE 4 WALLS OR 6?

OK, that’s a trick question.    

Strictly speaking, most rooms have just four walls. However, it’s important not to overlook the floor and ceiling – the other ‘walls’ in the room, or what we call looking at the bigger picture.

So the correct answer here, is – you guessed it, six.

That’s right – walls, floors, ceilings – when designing a home, every flat surface counts.

The ceiling tends to get overlooked. Other than a coat of paint, and a light fixture, you might be thinking what more does it need?

As with everything else, the details matter. This means careful consideration of the paint color, specifically whether to go with a lighter shade, or dark.

Usually, the advice is to use a slightly lighter shade, especially if your ceilings are low. However, a very high ceiling room easily lends itself to a darker shade – thus giving the illusion of a lower height.

As for the light fixture, choose something spectacular if you really want to play up the ‘wow’ factor!

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