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TIME­LESS TRA­DI­TION

In­vest in gor­geous de­signs with last­ing ap­peal

Sim­ple el­e­gance Choose beau­ti­fully up­hol­stered seat­ing in a rich green vel­vet for a so­phis­ti­cated look. Ge­orge medium sofa in Isla Mal­lard vel­vet, £1,780; Madeleine chair in Isla Mal­lard vel­vet, £400 For a tex­tu­ral mix of ma­te­ri­als

in­clude the oak and steel Carter nest of two ta­bles (one shown), £670, and the rus­tic Arun­del con­sole ta­ble, £820.

Com­plete the look with the Ed­in­burgh round mir­ror, £365, and Laura cush­ions, from £72 each. All Nep­tune

Rich lux­ury

Set the scene around a warm­ing fire with dark walls, which tone beau­ti­fully with the Copenhagen large sofa in Ceran Weave Heather, £1,149, and Copenhagen chair in Bar­ton Plaid Heather, £1,049 Add a bit of sparkle from the Gem Ball floor lamp, £199, and Arch Win­dow mir­ror, £149 For the rus­tic ap­peal of wood grain, in­vest in the Dal­ton side­board, £549, Freya cof­fee ta­ble, £199, and Dal­ton nest of ta­bles (one shown), £279. All Marks & Spencer

Rus­tic touch

Evoke a sense of drama with a fea­ture chim­ney breast stand­ing proud of bare brick walls Clas­sic floor tiles in­spired the pat­tern on the Lily three-seater sofa, shown in Bert & May Asquith Dark Room Black and Nat­u­ral, £1,990, and the Lily arm­chair in Bert & May Asquith Black and Navy, £940 Add scat­ter cush­ions in Liquorice and Navy, £50 each, then lighten the look with the Pem­bridge rug in Quail, £389. All sofa.com

Ev­er­green glory

Re­fresh­ingly colour­ful Green Tier on

Tier shut­ters, from £290 a sq me­tre, Shut­terly Fab­u­lous, ring the changes on a neu­tral scheme A low-armed sofa on turned legs and but­ton-backed chairs pro­vide smart look­ing com­fort. Laura Ash­ley’s Pem­ber­ley arm­chair, from £775, is sim­i­lar Turn a trunk into a cof­fee ta­ble with stor­age in­cluded, and add a zinc tray ta­ble For a sim­i­lar deep-pile rug try Way­fair

Coun­try in­flu­ence

Take na­ture as your theme, team­ing botan­i­cal print cur­tains in Noc­tur­nal fab­ric in Duck Egg, £39 a me­tre, with the smart EOS floor lamp with match­ing shade, £260 Dress up the tweedy Fredrick three-seater sofa in Oryx Slate, £2,655, with cush­ions in muted shades, from £37 For a state­ment chair, choose the Gwynne in Marco Noir, £900. All from Voy­age Maison’s Nat­u­ral His­tory Col­lec­tion

SLEEK LINES

Choose pared-back fur­ni­ture teamed with so­phis­ti­cated hues

Into neu­tral Play it cool with Bay win­dow shut­ters in Taupe, £355 a sq me­tre, Cle­ment Browne This sofa has ele­gant, min­i­mal lines; try Vit­to­rio, £799, Made, for a sim­i­lar ef­fect Get back to na­ture with a sheep­skin for the sofa and an an­i­mal

hide rug for the floor; Hide Rugs has plenty of op­tions Add a softer el­e­ment with a knit­ted pouffe; the Heart of House

Knit­ted Pod in Char­coal, £39.99, Ar­gos, is a good looka­like For pa­per ball light shades, try Ikea’s Re­golit, £1.50 each

Back to ba­sics

Line walls with cabin-style boards or take the easy route with NLXL Ply­wood wall­pa­per, £175 a roll, John Lewis

For a wake-up call, pick the Vimle three-seater sofa with chaise longue, in Grasbo Golden-Yel­low, £595 Tidy up in a trice into the Kvist­bro stor­age ta­ble, £40, and the PS 2017 stor­age unit, £55

Black and white geo­met­rics pro­vide the con­trast, in the form of an Eivor throw, £15, and Stock­holm cush­ions, £12 each. All Ikea

Ex­otic mix

A liv­ing room in an ex­ten­sion can cap­i­talise on light, airy looks with the Keswick three-seater sofa in Nat­u­ral, £1,749, DFS

Try Palm print cush­ions, £6.99 each, from H&M, or leafy print Jan­gala cush­ions, £25 or £29 each, Made, for a sim­i­lar look The Gau­cho Chevron rug in Nat­u­ral, from £309, made from cowhide patches, The Rug Seller, is a good looka­like In­stead of a side ta­ble, use a stool, such as Tom Dixon’s Of­f­cut stool, £150, Heal’s

Loft liv­ing

A chaise-end sofa in­stantly brings a sense of mod­ern com­fort to a room. This is the Peggy sec­tional chaise sofa, £2,299, West Elm at John Lewis Liven up the floor with the pat­terned Tile wool kilim in Aqua­ma­rine, £299, and bring in an Origami cof­fee ta­ble, £399, with a bone-tile top and steel base

Keep ac­ces­sories sim­ple on a glass-topped con­sole ta­ble, with a tall white vase and framed ab­stract art grouped to­gether

Mod­ern metallics

Let a dis­tinc­tive pat­tern take cen­tre stage – this sofa is cov­ered in Ke­lambu Amber/Slate 120611, £89 a sq me­tre, from the An­tho­zoa col­lec­tion, Har­lequin A cop­per cof­fee ta­ble adds a gor­geous gleam and warmth. JD Wil­liams has a sim­i­lar Ar­ti­san ham­mered me­tal cop­per cof­fee ta­ble,

£179 Com­plete the look with a sil­very toned rug and cush­ions in soft greys and cop­per shades

Op­u­lent ro­mance

Big, bold and guar­an­teed to be a talk­ing point, the Vene­tian Flo­ral mu­ral, £150, Gra­ham & Brown, rein­vents clas­sic style in a to­tally new way A rich blue sofa and a mus­tard chair stand out against the dark, deca­dent back­drop. For sim­i­lar, try Sweet­pea & Wil­low’s By­ron four-seater sofa in Royal Blue vel­vet, £1,888, and By­ron oc­ca­sional chair, £693 Find a looka­like In­dus­trial wire ta­ble lamp, £99, at Barker & Stone­house

Mid-cen­tury mood

Strik­ing wall­pa­per makes a great start­ing point for a scheme. Try the sim­i­lar Ferm Liv­ing Lines Dark Blue wall­pa­per, £69 a roll, Cloud­berry Liv­ing The linked de­sign of the Koko Blue rug, £349, Barker & Stone­house, echoes the geo­met­ric pat­tern of the wall­pa­per Choose a pair of comfy so­fas in cool blues. Th­ese are the Juni ex­tra-large so­fas in Riva Ma­rine and Lu­mino Mid­night, £1,199 each, both Barker & Stone­house

Nat­u­ral at­trac­tion

A con­tem­po­rary wall of stor­age pro­vides space to dis­play items, as well as play­ing a ma­jor dec­o­ra­tive role. This String sys­tem features two tall white side pan­els, from £198, and three ash shelves, from £105 at Haus The dark paint pro­vides the per­fect foil for the pale wood unit – find gor­geous dark browns at Lit­tle Greene; In­tel­li­gent Eggshell costs £29 for 1L

A sim­i­lar chair is the City Loft snug­gler, £595, Fur­ni­ture Vil­lage

Tonal depth

In­stead of white, paint shut­ters and the win­dow frame in a deep, evoca­tive shade of blue. Try Far­row & Ball’s Pitch Blue, or dare to go even darker with Draw­ing Room Blue, both es­tate eggshell, £60 for 2.5L En­hance the dra­matic ef­fect, plac­ing the three-seater French Con­nec­tion Zinc luxe vel­vet sofa in navy, £1,129, DFS, in front of the win­dow H&M has sim­i­lar vel­vet cush­ion cov­ers in dark blue, £6.99 each

MOD­ERN DRAMA

Stun­ning shapes and bold colours weave magic

Light and shade The sump­tu­ous Ellsworth three-seater sofa in yel­low vel­vet, £1,140, teamed up with bold cush­ions, £32-£36, and the Blade rug in navy, £400, cre­ate a strik­ing im­pres­sion against a bot­tle-green wall As night falls, switch on

the ele­gant Gold Spock pen­dant light, £120, and Gold Luna mar­bled floor lamp, £180 For a touch of lux­ury, add the Oskar

white mar­ble cof­fee ta­ble, £400. All J by Jasper Con­ran for Deben­hams

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