Averyl Dufour Living Room, 2017-09-25 17:36:28. Place your pattern to create a theme, pattern can work as well in small living rooms as it does in large, but it pays to think carefully about where you put it. Wool fabrics are made for cosy country-style firesides, but keep tartans, checks, paisleys and florals confined to throws and cushions on sofas and armchairs, leaving walls for plain paint finishes. Add a natural flooring rug to bring the two sides of a room together.
Averyl Dufour Living Room, 2017-09-24 08:38:49. Tired of a worn-out cream scheme, the owners decided it was time to introduce a more lively and contemporary look to their living room. When my husband and I bought this house, it needed a lot of work, but the living room was one of the first areas to be tackled,’ says the owner. ‘We didn’t have a huge budget, but once we’d stripped the wallpaper and had the walls replastered and painted, it looked much better.
Averyl Dufour Living Room, 2017-09-25 17:37:30. District the eye with characterful furnishings, while banishing clutter might help a smaller living room feel more open, if you’re a fan of the cosy, lived-in look such a pared back scheme will do little for you. But small doesn’t have to mean bare and characterless. Try the classic combination of dark leather armchair and traditional fireplace – there’s nothing like it for creating a warm, cosy environment. Add much-loved items and accessories – in an interesting, character-filled scheme, no one will be thinking about how small the room is.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, 2017-09-21 20:43:48. If you think trad florals are out of fashion, think again (and check out the picture above). They’re back in a big way, so use them to create a bright and blooming bedroom that’s a joy to wake up in. Choose your chintzy wallpaper carefully, though – the metallic finish on this one helps to keep the look modern.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-09-21 20:37:03. Rather than buying new appliances the owners re-used what they had. But it wasn’t purely a financial decision. ‘Our dishwasher and fridge-freezer were fairly new, and we didn’t want everything to look shiny, new and modern,’ they explain. ‘It was important to achieve a homely feel.
Averyl Dufour Bathroom, 2017-09-21 20:53:22. If you have a small bathroom don’t worry, we’ve got plenty of small bathroom ideas for you. No matter how compact your room, we have a chic design to fit your needs A small bathroom can be stylish, practical and, with the right know-how, space-efficient. Make a small bathroom look infinitely bigger with neutral colours that run along the floor, up the walls and even continue onto the bath and loo. This will create a feeling of never ending space, rather than breaking up the bathroom into separate areas, which can make the room feel boxed in.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, 2017-09-21 20:43:29. Be brave and mix up lots of different floral prints. When searching for your fabrics, choose designs that feature similar colours. Here, pink, green and blue are repeated over and over in the bedding and on the wall art. The upholstered blue bed tones the look down, while picking up on colours within the patterns. It’s worth keeping walls and flooring neutral for balance.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-09-21 20:41:06. Be mellow yellow, team rustic wooden furniture with pale yellow walls and low-hanging pendant lights for a rustic country look that will endure. Unvarnished wood acts almost like a halfway house between both colours, blending seamlessly with the scheme. Privacy film used on the bottom panes of the windows stops prying eyes peeking in, but also creates a pretty feature with the tree design.
Averyl Dufour Dining Room, 2017-09-21 20:41:27. Strong use of colour is not for the faint hearted, but a great way to create a dramatic dining experience. Be daring with colour on both the walls and floors, or for a more subtle approach, try a bright rug under the table to help define the dining zone, or create focal points with graphic paintings and prints. For an atmospheric dining experience, a range of tones in the same colour will unite the entire space, while a dark painted ceiling will give the room a cosy feel. If you have a dado rail, consider wallpaper above it and a deep colour below for a cocooning effect.
Averyl Dufour Living Room, 2017-09-21 20:53:09. Make a cool memo board, these self-adhesive tiles can be built up into a shape and mix of colours that suit your living space. How to: Ensure your wall surface is clean and dust-free – it might be worth washing with sugar soap if you are installing the tiles in a kitchen, for example.
Averyl Dufour Bathroom, 2017-09-21 20:37:24. Use the same tiles on the floor and walls: A clever trick to making a small bathroom look bigger is to use the same tiles on the walls and the floor. Not only does the natural stone in this family bathroom add a spa-style touch, but the continuous run of tiles creates a spacious feel, along with the wall-hung fixtures that save on floor area. If natural stone feels too neutral, you can easily pep it up with strong colour pops with your towels, storage and accessories – an on-budget way to add personality to your bathroom.
Averyl Dufour Living Room, 2017-09-21 20:37:40. Add an elaborate trim to a cushion cover, for a super-modern finish in the living room, go for a bright trim on a neutral cushion – neon on grey, navy or black, say. Remove the pad and pin your chosen braiding around the edge of the top face, folding neat 45° angles at the corners, then hand stitch.
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