"There's no larger area of color in any room than its four walls and ceiling. This mass of color sets the stage for furnishings if used cleverly."
"With today's innovations in materials and designs, walls become more than an expanse of space on which to display an accessory or two. As part of the room's background, they should complement its furnishings- but they can do more."
"Walls can be the dominating feature of room decor. They can draw attention away from awkward architectural features (if you learn the basics of camouflage), visually change the size and shape of a room, and provide the focal point for furniture arrangement."
Friday Back When is a weekly feature highlighting images and text from vintage decorating books. Today’s exert is from The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement Volume 1 A-AME