Averyl Dufour Living Room, 2017-10-11 18:34:13. Hand-paint a lampshade, the painterly trend is easy to achieve – a few brush strokes and no artistic skill required. Why not have a go at updating your lampshade? Mark out your pattern in pencil before you begin, but ensure your fabric paint is undiluted so the marks don’t show through. Use a good-quality flat brush to create strokes on the lampshade. Allow it to dry before switching on the light.
Averyl Dufour Living Room, 2017-10-11 18:33:33. Show off interesting objects, just because your living room is verging on the small side, it doesn’t mean that you should hide away all your favourite belongings in storage. If you have objects that are worthy of showing off then display them along an open shelf, above the sofa. This idea is great for when floor space is at a premium.
Averyl Dufour Office, 2017-09-27 19:15:01. Creative hub home office, zone off a corner of a room for a desk where you can indulge in your favourite craft. Hang shelves above the desk for extra storage and paint the room in an inspiring colour that will get your creative juices flowing.
Averyl Dufour Living Room, 2017-09-26 19:10:18. Update inexpensive photo frames, painted in a colour that matches or contrasts with a key piece, plain wooden frames take on a designer look. Paint your frames with two coats of high-gloss paint, and complete the look by creating new mounts in dramatic marbled paper.
Averyl Dufour Living Room, 2017-09-26 19:10:03. Reach for the sky, take that décor up high when floor space is limited. Here, a small corner of a brilliant white room has been transformed with a column of geometric pattern that pulls the eye upwards to make the most of a high ceiling. The pattern is echoed at the window in a sheer voile, which allows the natural light to filter in for a clean and bright effect. The neat base of a marble floor lamp negates the need for a side table while providing great task lighting for when the sun sets.
Averyl Dufour Living Room, 2017-09-27 19:13:41. A little colour in your life reflects your personality and lifts your mood, so why not chose one of these living room colour schemes? While it’s true that neutral room schemes provide a blank canvas, there’s a lot to be said for introducing colour. Different shades can have an uplifting or calming effect and your choice of colour and soft furnishings can go a long way to reflecting your personality. If you’re feeling bold, have a look at our wallpaper ideas for living rooms.
Averyl Dufour Living Room, 2017-09-26 19:10:09. Embellish an old mirror, your favourite quote, poem or lyric will transform a mirror into a personal artwork, perfect for living room. Begin by marking out straight lines using low-tack masking tape, then, working from left to right, stick on the letters.
Averyl Dufour Bathroom, 2017-09-27 19:14:11. Furnish to scale: Large items of furniture can dwarf a small room so always buy pieces that suit the scale of your space. In a small bathroom, stick to the basics of a vanity unit and storage rack that you can either hang on the wall or rest on the edge of a bath. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t pack on the personality. Paint a vanity unit in your favourite colour and opt for patterned tiles on the floor.
Averyl Dufour Living Room, 2017-09-26 19:09:56. Add large wall mirrors and furniture with reflective surfaces into your design scheme to maximise the amount of natural light in your living room to make it feel bigger and brighter. If you like your living room cute and cosy, try clustering colour-co-ordinated objects together – from pictures to cushions – to create a coherent look. Think about living room wallpaper designs to complement your lounge. Make the most of a compact home with these clever room brightening and space-saving decorating tips for small rooms.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-09-26 19:09:49. The couple also reused their old dining chairs, as they still fit in perfectly and add a fantastic hit of colour. Along the wall runs a handy storage unit that doubles as a side table. Above, cool cube shelving keeps favourite reads out of younger hands, while lending an artistic feel to the space. Geometric tiles have been used on both splashbacks, behind the sink and oven. ‘These tiles feature our favourite things – colour and mid-century style,’ say the owners.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-09-26 19:09:40. Combining a tiny kitchen and an adjoining dining room, then extending out, has given the owners a huge all-in-one space that suits their sociable lifestyle. The owners moved into their four-bed semi in 2014 and, after a year of dreaming up their perfect kitchen, they hired a builder, who came highly recommended by friends, to extend 5m into the garden. ‘We hit a snag when we found out that the roots of a protected oak tree in our garden were threatening to damage the new foundations, so we had to have the extension underpinned,’ say the couple. ‘This really ate into our budget, so we had to prioritise. The granite worktops were our big splurge, but we shopped around for bargains for the rest of the room.
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