Saturday, May 28, 2011

Modern Living Room - Collection 4

Relaxed living room

This room displays Marks & Spencer's Ethnic range of products, with ochre coloured Dulux walls as a backdrop to a chocolate leather and natural coloured sofa, and dark wood shelving units and coffee table. The room has a very relaxed feel, with terracotta cushions and accessories that hint of a well-travelled homeowner.


White living room

There are many different tones of white that work really well together. Mix an ivory sofa from Sofa Sofa, with a textured rug from Next. Avoid brilliant white, by choosing a soothing bone colour for the walls and mix it with a simple white coffee table and bookcase. 


Vibrant open-plan living room

Make your living room an extension of the outdoors with clever use of vibrant textures, fabrics, plants and ethnic furniture.


Office living room

Choose a classic look for your room that suits both living and working. Free up office space with cube shelves from Multiyork that can be used to divide the room and as storage. Keep work in smart storage boxes above the desk. The comfortable armchair and sofa from Sofasofa act as a relaxation spot.


Art Deco living room

The strong Art Deco theme to the room is achieved with the use of cream, beige and oyster colours. The cream leather armchair is from Taftan and curtain fabric from Romo, this is complemented by a stylish patterned rug from Next, and beautiful photo frame.


Eclectic living room

Global influences dominate, with carved African masks and a zebra-skin rug. Mirrors reflect the room and a collection of coloured glassware. Sleek built-in cupboards and a simple fireplace are contemporary touches.


Luxurious floral chair

An oversized armless chair from Kingcome Sofas is given a luxurious look with an embroidered silk floral design in bright blues, purples and acid green. A violet velvet cushion from Turnell & Gigon with contrasting piping adds extra richness, while simple, pared down accessories accessories like textured vases in natural shades and a Ligne Roset light contrast with the sumptuous fabrics.


Eco-friendly living room

To create an eco-friendly living room, choose simply made furniture like this sofa from Laura Ashley and jute rug from Ikea. Opt for natural bamboo blinds and accessorise with a bamboo vase and bowl.


Family living room

Create a soothing family space with William Morris-inspired wallpaper from Sanderson, and cream seating from Sofa Sofa. Tangerine and pastel blue velvet and silks are introduced with throws and cushions, completed with wall frames from Lombok.


Contemporary French-inspired living room

Dividing a room into coloured sections generates visual impact. Here, sleek lacquered furniture is juxtaposed with upholstered seating and modern lighting, while tactile soft furnishings lend vibrant accents.


Decadent living room

Turn your living room into a glamorous space for entertaining friends, complete with hi-tech home cinema. With a mix of opulent velvet upholstery and streamlined surfaces, the look is ‘private members’ club meets chic hotel lobby’. 


Contemporary living room fireplace

Give your fireplace star treatment by setting it against a dramatic velvet stripe wallpaper and hanging a bling sunburst mirror above.


Modern grey living room

The grey colour on the walls and decorative soft furnishings give this living room a modern edge. The bookcase, accessorised with children's toys, provides a useful storage solution for families. 


White living room with brown rug

Classic seating and vintage trunks are teamed with modern design pieces, like a tall floor lamp and patterned rug for a modern appeal. 


Modern living room display

The bookcase doubles up as a piece of wall art. The sun-shaped mirror and feathered accessories stand out against the white walls. 


Pink living room

Rich, metallic wallpaper with light-reflecting jewels and damask-style rug make this room a cosy retreat. An informal fabric chair and scatter cushions in pink velvet complete the look.


Modern living room storage

Use a combination of open shelves of differing sizes, cupboards and a media unit on wheels to store practical clutter and display accessories. Use wasted wall space above your unit to display photos.


Eclectic living room

Touches of blue introduced through casual seating and soft furnishings create a warm but vibrant look. Bring contrast to original features with eclectic accessories dotted around.


Pastel living room

Give a neutral scheme a lift with subtle stripes in soft shades of mocha, cream and duck egg. Fabrics and wallpapers are the best and easiest way to do this. 


Metallic accents living room

This living room uses gold and metallic accents to create a glamorous look. Soften the look by using the full spectrum, from yellow gold to mink, blending patterns and finishes. A black floor lamp makes for an eye-catching focal point, and adds an interesting mix of old and new when teamed with the traditional stone fireplace.


Glass-panelled doors

An open-plan layout with glass-panelled doors between the living room and dining room allows light to flow through this house creating a relaxed feel. The colours of the boldly patterned lampshade are continued through into the dining room, linking the spaces together.


Fresh green and chocolate living room

Update your living room for spring with fresh green cushions, leafy wallpaper and botantical prints. Furniture in warm wood tones and dark leather adds natural texture to the look, while simple, homespun accessories bring a homely touch.


A multi-functional space

Create a multifunctional living space that works for grown-up evenings as well as after-school activities. Achieve it with flexible seating, a TV unit that can hide the screen and a sophosticated colour scheme that won't show every mark.


Designer-style living room

Love the retro look? Get it right by combining a geometric print in duck-egg and beige with neutral toned furniture for a relaxing, subtle scheme. Use key accessories like a rug, vases and cushions in an accent colour to pull the look together.


Scandinavian-style living room

The furniture has been arranged in blocks to create cosiness in this open-plan living room scheme. A quirky patterned rug adds interest to the blond wood floor and complements the green and blue accents as seen in the cushions. Skylights and beams add to the airy and spacious feel of this large living room space, giving it a Scandinavian-style feel.

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