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Room of the week – vibrant green living room

May 18, 2011

This weeks Room of the Week is a living room featuring vibrant greens. From the House to Home galleries it offers a fresh interior for summer using a tonal decorating scheme that continues from the furniture and wallpaper through to the decorative accessories.

The strong pattern on the wallpaper is complimented by furniture and accessories in the same palate. Although it takes careful thought to achieve this the look, if you get it right it can look stunning.

Graham and Brown manufacturer a very diverse range of wallpapers, their stripes and plains are mixed with rich flocks and heavy floral patterns.  In addition to the one shown in this room, they also produce the great wallpaper called Lacework shown below. Designed by Amy Butler it is available in 6 colours and would add look good it any interior.

A floor or table lamp in a painted wood finish is very on trend and adds great colour to an interior.  The Brights Hot Pink Turned Wood lamp from Heals shown below is a well priced accessory to add to your home, but at £180 it isn’t so expensive that you will want to keep it forever.  Next also stocked similar lamps in a range of colours.

The neutral white coffee table used in this room serves to counteract the ‘green-ness’.  The Dalino coffee table from BHS shown below would be a good  piece to try, the high gloss finish and chrome legs would work well in any contemporary home.

The finishing touch to a living room sofa is the cushions.  This is where you can be as creative as you dare, and do try a large selection before making your choices.  It is often possible to bring several home and return the ones you don’t like, this helps the selection process.  John Lewis have a huge selection of cushions, the one shown below could help you get your green fix!

Remember that the key to getting a decorating scheme like this right is to maintain interest – don’t just make everything the same colour in the same flat finish.  Use texture in your fabrics i.e. velvet cushions, ensure any patterns don’t compete and you will create a tonal scheme that is a winner.

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  1. May 20, 2011 9:57 am

    These interiors feel almost arts and crafts in a funny sort of a way, like outsized Morris with a twist.
    Funky!

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