Living Room / June 22, 2018 / Narcisse.
After an effortlessly contemporary look. You can not go wrong with monochrome. Create a dramatic backdrop to your scheme with a bold black and white wallpaper, such as this striking cityscape. Paint woodwork black to frame your feature wall and turn it into a work of art. To soften the scheme, add a smattering of furniture and accessories in natural wood tones.
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.
A gentle palette of warm, mixed neutrals gives you the freedom to play with different accent colours and interesting textures and finishes as your room scheme evolves. A modern, square style sofa can be tucked into a corner or used to zone a seating space in a larger room. A design with a movable footstool section and removable covers gives you flexibility. A style neutral, straight legged sideboard in classic oak will work in other rooms and with various decorating schemes.
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.