By Geoffroy Sabrina. Living Room. Published at Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 - 10:54:22 AM.
Before decorating or furnishing an awkwardly shaped living room consider how best to optimise the space available. Think about an L-shaped sofa in a tight eaves space teamed with trunks that can function as coffee tables as well as handy storage. Keep a dark room white to make the most of what little light there is.
A room without texture can feel dull and lifeless, so add tactile surfaces for warmth and interest. Get the linear look with narrow-gauge shirt and pyjama patterns – perfect for smart-casual sittings rooms. Layering up voiles, cotton, cord and canvas twill on upholstery, soft furnishings and curtain treatments brings warmth and cosiness in spades. Timeless ‘chino’ tones give this look an easy style, while country stripes get a modern makeover in different widths and scales. Mixing styles likes this injects rhythm into a room
Give some wow factor to a neutral scheme by packing it with flourishes of florals. Rich claret and crimson shades are matched with the warmth of worn leather in this country living room. Blooms are exquisitely depicted on tea-stained linens; beautiful curtains show off the pattern to best effect. A soft button-back leather sofa adds to the country house feel, while elegant, vintage-style lamp bases and mirrors hint that pieces have been acquired over time.
Curtains are the perfect way to add visual depth and functionality to a window. Having curtains allows you to control the amount of sunlight you allow to enter through the windows. This could help protect your furniture from fading. Curtains also add privacy to your living by preventing people from seeing into your home. With the many models of curtains to choose from, there is no shortage of options when improving the elegance of your living room. If you were interested in curtains, read our article on how to measure windows for curtains.
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