If the room has a more modern feel, you might want to consider bold, bright colours. This shows a Traditional style but you can add the bold colour up to the picture rail. I love creating this look in already north facing rooms.
Consider painting the walls and the woodwork all in the same paint colour for a more cohesive design.
6. Go for drama. If you think the lighter colours are too clinical
add drama by adding a darker colour at the bottom and split with a sharp line. This is created using a laser. Very dramatic especially in rooms with extra high ceilings. Also keeps the dirty hand marks off the otherwise white wall
Consider painting the ceiling a lighter shade of the wall colour to create a cohesive look. This is a clever use of colour. Using the darker shade in the corridor to the bedrooms really helps if the bedrooms are light colour coming from the darker tone to the light fills the adjoining rooms with even more light
Match up with some co-ordinating wallpaper for that designer finish