Bar­gain Buy.

Style at Home (UK) - - Love It Living Room Makeover -

‘We got a nest of 1960s ta­bles on ebay and painted the legs’

from a lo­cal tim­ber yard, and got a joiner to build cup­boards in the al­coves.

as we al­ready had a black leather sofa, i wanted to dec­o­rate the room with sub­tle greys and soft tex­tures to cre­ate a calm, neu­tral feel. We also wanted to show off the prop­erty’s pe­riod fea­tures, and i was keen on the idea of a clas­sic, ele­gant look.

it was im­por­tant for the seat­ing to be fo­cused around talk­ing to one an­other, rather than look­ing at the tv. so we placed the sofa along the long wall and the arm­chairs either side of the fire­place.

Fin­ish­ing touches

af­ter we dec­o­rated, the room felt bland and the black sofa seemed cold, so we added warm blues, teals and yel­lows in art­work, cush­ions and or­na­ments. re­cently we re­placed the black sofa with a new turquoise vel­vet Ch­ester­field, which was a brave move for us! But the bold colour has en­livened the room, and we’re so happy with how the space has turned out.’ Liz SAYS ‘i love a bit of vintage, so i’d love to see a big old trunk as a cof­fee ta­ble in the same wood as the fire­place.’

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