Updating a split level home
Paint stairways a neutral color or the same color as the trim.
Alternatively, wrap the color of each room just around the corner a few inches to create a modern look.
All the rooms don't have to be in the same style, but there should be some common elements to tie them together.
The color on the wall can do that, or the continuity can come from other decorative elements.
Split-level homes present a decorating challenge when it comes to painting.
A horizontal stripe that follows the line of the ceiling in all rooms, or a small painted design that wraps around the corners between rooms can also help mesh different colors and styles.
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Back in the 1950s and ‘60s—when the USSR’s launch of Sputnik made outer space the new frontier, and the Beatles were transforming rock and roll music—the split-level home began to emerge on the American suburban landscape.
At the time, the style appealed to a wide swath of buyers because it was a fresh design and it was grander than the modest bungalows that dominated many neighborhoods, yet could be affordably built on smaller lots than a sprawling ranch.
It's important to determine the style of painting for each room in advance.