Decorating style ideas for living rooms

The basic rule to apply when decorating is to stick to a maximum of two colours (you can use various shades of this colour within the scheme) and then introduce a third texture for the furniture.  In this image they have used glass but white high gloss or modern dark wood furniture would have worked equally as well.  You can buy all the items in store now.

BHS Living room

Manderley, Romo

Another example of brights with the Manderley collection from Romo.  Here the sofa has been used as the main statement in the room and everything else around it has been kept fairly plain.  Choosing a vibrant feature piece of furniture is always a good starting point when decorating a room as you can build the colour scheme around it.

Tiverton Romo

The above scheme, Tiverton collection from Romo, is a little softer, opting for calm hues of blue, grey and cream combined with dark wooden furniture.

House of fraser chair

I love all the elements in this picture.  The chair and cushions are from House of Fraser, for a similar style chair click this link….it’s reduced from £1,000 to £699! I have to say I want one!  I have always longed for a distressed leather tub chair for my living room.  It makes you want to snuggle in with a good book and a glass of red wine; all that’s missing is the log fire!  Interestingly, I have seen the wallpaper a few times now and It’s great way to create interest in an otherwise dark corner of a room..  If you can’t afford to have a separate library then why not opt for the wallpaper instead!  You can purchase a similar style from Deborah Bowness, she has a whole host of designs, all of which are very individual.  The simple deep grey paint colour on the walls makes a perfect backdrop to the  textures of the leather chair and the busy pattern of the wallpaper.  Altogether a stylish and creative combination.


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