Living Room / June 22, 2018 / .
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.
Choose a subtle shade of limestone coloured paint for walls then layer different but tonal shades of green on wood and furnishings to create a restful scheme. A chalky white sofa will add a punchy highlight to the room, layer it with cushions depicting songbirds and Spring foliage. Bring the garden indoors by mixing faux plants with fresh spring blooms and accessorise with striking oversized botanical prints, pretty wire work planters and birdcages.
Transform a plain white room into a tropical paradise with a wallpaper teeming with exotic plants. Continue the colonial jungle feel in the rest of your scheme, with cane furniture, plantation shutters and a cocktail trolley for those early evening gin and tonics. Choose a wallpaper with a white backdrop and your scheme will still feel light and airy, despite the vibrancy of the pattern.
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.