If you want keep the wooden color for a rustic room, but don't want the space to feel too dark or dated, use your accessories wisely: A small gallery wall and a large, show-stopping mirror gladly take the attention away from the deeply stained wood. See more at Carla Aston » - HouseBeautiful.com
I told you that today we would take a look at the scary paneling in my living room. You may be thinking that I’m not a fan of paneling, but that’s absolutely not true! I’m just not a fan of the old school dark paneling. I do want to have a paneled room, just more updated.
This technique allows you to keep the woodgrain texture of walls, but not the deep color. Start by watering down your paint, then you'll want to brush on, immediately wipe, and repeat until you get your desired color. Get the tutorial at Maison de Pax » - HouseBeautiful.com