I love dark, rich colors, and am not the least bit inclined to worry about natural light and so forth. A chandelier with a faux dark bronze patina and pretty crystals hangs from a white medallion in the center of the room. Bookcases line two of the walls - sadly, they are not pretty bookcases, but I'm working on that!
My dilemma involves the window and door moldings and the unfortunately stomped ceiling, all white. Leaving them white seems like something of an eyesore, but painting the door and window moldings, probably the same metallic gold as the base moldings, would seem to make the ceiling even more of a sore thumb. Doing anything about the stomping would be unattainably pricey, and simply painting it ... well ... I'm not sure it would work, and, even if I wanted to chance it, I haven't the faintest idea what color I would paint it.
In case it affects anyone's opinion, the house itself is a center hall colonial. I love the age of the house, the quirks that come from that age, and its ability to somehow combine a bit of grandeur with a feeling of coziness and warmth.
Any ideas about the crazy ceiling? Sadly, almost every room in the house has stomped ceilings. I know they probably did it in an effort to mask the uneveness that came both with the time period the house was built, and with the effects of aging on the structure, but we consider the stomping an eyesore.
ETA (on request)
This is the hobbit closet - I'm one of the few people over age ten who can get in without severely ducking - or stand up straight inside, for that matter!