Give your home, or home-to-be, the wow factor and make it stand apart from the rest by adding small, creative touches through out the home. Plain walls are the perfect place to begin. Most people will default to painting their walls, but let's kick up the creativity a notch and use traditional flooring as a wall treatment.
Flooring used as a wall treatment adds dimension,sophistication, and drama. You can take this idea and apply it to a ceiling as well. If cost is a factor, shop for flooring on Craigslist, Habitat for Humanity, or Salvage shops.
(Photo source: Fulcrum Structural Engineering)