Against the odds
Unique rooms require clever solutions
THERE is nothing commonplace about the room in our feature photograph, courtesy of Dulux Australia. There is no architectural symmetry or balance. This might pose a problem to some but is a creative challenge to others. I like a room that has odd angles and an asymmetrical look. This room in particular has several unique features that give it personality. draperies. In some cases you may have to get custom draperies made to fit a unique window like this. In this room the designer has forgone drapes altogether and opted for a more casual, young look with crisp window shades. By placing the unique floor lamp at the corner of the window this unique feature is also further enhanced because your eye is drawn to it. In the evening, that lamp would provide perfect lighting for what will be a dark corner and window area.
This window takes up a lot of wall space as well. It is lower and wider than most living room windows which limits your choices for furniture placement. The low profile black sofa looks find set in front of this window but if you put a higher profile in its place it probably would look cramped.