Living Room / July 1, 2018 / .
Create a tailored, designerly look in your living room with pinstripes, they look just as smart on your walls as they do on suits. Choose soft greys so the scheme does not feel overly masculine, and add a luxe touch with accents of gold in your accessories and soft furnishings. Keep window treatments plain and simple, making the walls the star feature.
Pure, harmonious shades of white and cream are a timeless decorating theme. Mix textures and abstract patterns inspired by Nature to make a fresh contemporary living room that would be at home in town or country. Mix painted furniture in shades of milky white and Bone with touches of natural wood on shelves and table tops. Use open back shelving to show off a feature wallpaper. Layer up texture and white on white patterns on sofa cushions. Choose different tones of white and natural in relaxed country linen. Showcase art work and collectibles in an eclectic mix of box shelving and different styles of frame on walls.
Create a classic scheme with laid back accommodating sofas in warm biscuit tones and layer up soft whites and watery blues in simple country patterns. Small scale stripes, checks and hand blocked florals work well together on cushions, blinds and chair covers to lift the look. Two tone natural linen curtains keep the windows soft and a trio of roller blinds can be lowered or raised to keep the summer sunshine filtered as it moves around the room.
Make the most of natural light in the room by keeping window dressings simple. If you are lucky enough to have high ceilings, full length curtains are a good choice as they will draw the eye upwards and create the illusion of space, even if the square footage in your living room is a bit meagre. Subtle stripe designs add to the feeling of extra depth. If you do choose curtains, make sure they can be swept away from the window for light.