Living Room / July 1, 2018 / .
Consider transforming a section of a white living room with country cream. Floor to ceiling shelving is the perfect vehicle for this classic shade, smart fitted bookshelves occupy two walls and a corner of this magnificent room and frame a panelled window along the way. Paint the architrave and panelling too, as well as the back of shelves for a truly cohesive feel.
Reinvigorate your home with a fresh yet calm palette of pale green and soft beige. Found in nature, these airy shades are easy partners. Use an equal mix of the two, then add shots of bright white to stop them looking murky. Subtle colour rises need pattern for interest, so work in textural and botanical prints, and use faux or real flowers to underline the colour palettes natural inspiration.
Pattern can work as well in small living rooms as it does in large, but it pays to think carefully about where you put it. Wool fabrics are made for cosy country style firesides, but keep tartans, checks, paisleys and florals confined to throws and cushions on sofas and armchairs, leaving walls for plain paint finishes. Add a natural flooring rug to bring the two sides of a room together.
Update a simple country look with a swathe of deep, dramatic blue. The mix of white linens and neutral cushions helps brighten the dark hued colour, thus creating an updated coastal look. If you have a vibrant accent wall, choose furniture in a selection of painted or reclaimed wood. Go for wool or sisal carpeting to warm up the scheme.