Friday, May 27, 2011

Modern Living Room - Collection 1

Fresh blue living room

Layering up shades of blue creates a tranquil, laid-back living space. Neutral elements balance the blues for a soothing effect.


Edgy white living room

The intricate woven structure of the chair and table create a delicate spider's web effect - the synthetic material means it can be used outdoors.


Blue graphic print living room

A disparate mix of graphic prints works well when sticking to a limited colour palette, adding energy without it looking messy. Tie-dyes and ikats with modern graphics add a bold touch. 


Living room with green chair

This lamp's bold lines cut through the room, adding definition to the scheme, while the bold, green chair is the focal point in this living room space.


Yellow living room

An upbeat yellow scheme brings the sunshine indoors. White and graphite accessories create an uplifting yet sophisticated feel.


Pink floral living room

When using one colour, exploring other shades adds texture. With this in mind, the same colour can be used on the walls and the furniture, like in this rich raspberry living room.


Modern red living room

A bold, bright red room can be balanced with a hint of oatmeal in the accessories. This gives a more subtle effect than white and adds a country feel to a modern design. 


Green floral living room

A fresh, floral display of white and different shades of green can be invigorating. The small hints of white in the wallpaper and accessories balance the green hues.


Living room storage

Make the most of a space by customising your storage. Display books and CDs alongside mementoes and children's knick-knacks for a homely feel.


Purple floral living room

Oversized floral wallpaper can be teamed with simple bold accessories to create the right balance. The use of bright lighting will bring those colours and patterns to life.


Green living room

By using a range of tones in this living room, it prevents clashes and brings harmony between the shades. Placing artwork on a picture ledge means the display can easily be changed without having to re-hang anything.


Modern blue living room

Contrasting colours are a great way to make a statement. Large dark coloured areas, like ultramarine or even black, need bright coloured accessories to draw attention to key elements.


Fresh green living room

A statement sofa in lime with a hint of mint green, teamed with mix-and-match bright cushions, printed blinds, lamps, rugs and a tub chair in complementary colours, creates a fresh, spring look.


Retro living room

An egg-style chair adds a retro edge to this living area, while a low sideboard is the perfect storage space for magazines, books and other bits and pieces. A sunburst mirror and a ‘love’ print bring personal touches to the scheme, while bright accessories introduce colour to the all-white room.


Attic living room storage

Cotton fabrics in neutral tones create a snug space - perfect for a cosy attic living room.


Elegant living room

The wallpaper is the starting point for the elegant look in this living room. Hanging the wallpaper in the alcoves stops it from overpowering the room, but still allows it to stand out. 


White modern living room

Bespoke storage, which can conceal living room clutter and display favourite items, creates a streamlined and modern look. The grey sofa, white rug and pale wooden flooring keep the room light and fresh.


Tonal living room

Stone creates a warm backdrop to this pared-down classic yet eclectic scheme that is rich in texture. Choose natural flooring for a laid-back feel.



Relaxed modern living room

The soft blue walls of this living room, along with the cosy pink sofa, create an enveloping feel. The patterned rug picks ups on the two colours, while also adding interest.


Open-plan contemporary living room

A monochrome scheme is softened with the use of brown in the furnishings in this open-plan living area. The owners had planned to keep the original fireplace to save money, but the builders took it out by mistake, so they chose a simple contemporary one from LivingStyle to replace it that both blends in and creates a calming focal point to the living area. Underfloor heating was laid under the tiles to keep the big open-plan area warm. The sofa came from DFS.


Open-plan city living room

A large-scale butterfly artwork and the handcrafted mirror fit perfectly into this double-height living space. Soft browns, greys and small shots of yellow have been translated from the painting into the room, tying the space together. 


Tranquil living room

This room has such a tranquil feel. Soft green walls, white wooden floorboards, rich brown furniture and an antique chandelier all combine to create such a soft, but warm look. 


Patriotic living room

This living room features an eclectic mix of treasures, while the bold blue sofa and red standard lamp add colour. Union Jack cushions on the sofa give a patriotic feel.


Relaxed white living room

A 'tile' rug is a stunning centrepiece, nicely framed by the corner sofa. The shades of grey, black and white are ultimately modern colours, but mixed with patterns and texture, they give this living room a casual, relaxed air.


Exotic living room

Use a richly coloured, patterned wallpaper on a feature wall to achieve a strikingly exotic effect. Sensuous texture can then be added with soft furnishings in satin, silk and velvet that pick out the colours of the paper.


Open-plan retro living room

A compact dining table and statement chairs create a casual dining space in this living room. The painting gives the table presence, while also reflecting the retro vibe within the room. 


Living room with blue sofa

A vibrant piece of furniture is an easy way to add colour to a white room. Reflect this tone around the room with artwork and accessories.


Chic and colourful living room

Bright colours, such as this lemon yellow, used sparingly with soft tones of grey and blue create a chic look. Mirrored alcoves create the illusion of more space and frame the fireplace, drawing the eye to it as a focal point.


Living room inspired by nature

Cool and sophisticated, mid grey is a great foil for warm, grainy wood finishes. Despite being simple, this box fireplace surround, filled with chopped logs, is an eye-catching focal point.


Striking blue living room

For a unique scheme, a statement mural is perfect. Digital printing allows choice over the image and colours used and can be made bespoke to fit a space. The grey furnishings in a mixture of textures help to soften the look. 


Chocolate and pink living room

A chocolate brown sofa in a classic shape, teamed with cushions in fuchsia pink, gives this living room a feminine touch while still keeping an air of sophistication. 


Living room with patterned armchair

A statement armchair in a modern, nature-inspired print, marries beautifully with the wood in this room, and injects colour into the scheme.


Quirky living room light

A few eccentric pieces do wonders for a small living room. This half-shade lamp, which is made from recycled table legs, sits flush to the wall making it a stylish, wiring-free update on a traditional sconce.

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