Averyl Dufour Living Room, September 29th , 2017. Calm living room, opening up the rooms surrounding a central hub can be a great way to enjoy the benefits of open-plan living without totally giving up on privacy and those all-important places in which to stow clutter. Here, a home office and dining room are open but quite separate from a calm living room that remains a dedicated place to flop and relax.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, September 29th , 2017. Matching shades of white across different surfaces can be tricky. For example, a wallpaper with a white background may look more like cream next to a white table, so try to keep them apart, using black accessories as punctuation. A monochrome scheme can be bold and will usually benefit from some texture and a mix of surface finishes. Gloss and matt, opaque and dense - build up layers to add extra interest and soften any harshness.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, September 29th , 2017. Other things to consider include leaving enough space next to the hob for setting down pans, allocating an area for serving up dishes, and making sure there is enough space in front of the oven for the door to open unhindered - a minimum of half a metre is a must.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, September 29th , 2017. If you’re going for an entirely black-and-white scheme, make one shade dominant rather than giving each equal prominence. A predominantly white scheme has fresh appeal, but don’t overlook the elegance of a dark scheme with hints of white. Alternatively stick to accessories for a softer finish. Monochrome works with all tones of timber, as well as greys and pure shades, such as emerald green.
Averyl Dufour Living Room, September 29th , 2017. A coffee table with drawers or a hidden shelf is perfect for keeping remote controls within reach but out of sight. Footstools that open up to reveal a secret storage compartment are another neat tidying trick, especially in small living rooms. Open shelving is great for books and ornaments, but it’s useful to have some kind of drawer or cupboard storage in your living room as well, where you can tuck away things like laptops and other items that you don’t want on display. Remember to leave plenty of room for any furniture with doors or drawers to open properly.
Averyl Dufour Living Room, September 29th , 2017. Open-plan living room ideas. It’s easy to create an open-plan living room that feels cosy, yet seamlessly linked to the rest of your home. Take a browse through our gallery of inspirational ideas to create a beautiful modern, open-plan living space. Link two areas, such as a living and dining space, with a unifying colour scheme. Go for timeless soft white or a neutral shade and choose furniture from a similar colour palette for both areas.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, September 29th , 2017. Cream country kitchen with farmhouse table and spindle chairs. Why not opt for freestanding furniture instead of fitted kitchen units? Choose pieces such as a painted cream sideboard for storage, a dresser where you can display favourite china and glassware, and a large farmhouse table surrounded by spindle chairs for family meals. Fit shelves instead of wall cupboards for kilner jars, cookware and serving dishes - touches of copper, pink and stone bring this country kitchen scheme to life.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, September 29th , 2017. Mixed doubles, layering an eclectic mix of heritage prints and bold floral textiles effortlessly creates a fresh, Spring-like feel in the bedroom,’ says Sue Roberts, Design Director for Home, House of Fraser. ‘Bedlinen is something you can really have fun with. It’s a way of adding interest and a seasonal element to your room with the option of buying into the whole look for a real statement or just selecting a couple of pieces to update your bed.
Averyl Dufour Living Room, September 29th , 2017. Traditional living room, a spacious room is the perfect place to show off a collection, bringing real personality to a scheme. Here, a display of well-chosen antiques adds interest while the collection of ornate plaster pieces runs out into the entrance hall for a sense of continuity.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, September 29th , 2017. Easy living, if space allows, introduce a living room feel into your bedroom for the ultimate in hotel boudoir chic. Chairs, upholstered ottomans, artwork, books and treasured collections in a zoned area will create a mini sitting area and add a touch of cosiness. In this scheme an antique dresser painted in a dramatic black provides a natural focus. ‘No matter how small your bedroom is, a chair is always practical,’ says Nicola Holden of Nicola Holden Designs. ‘If it causes too much clutter, consider plumping for something like the unobtrusive Ghost chair by Philippe Starck. Choose hard-working furniture such as ottomans and chests of drawers, and don’t neglect forgotten areas such as those above a door, where built-in shelving can look effective.
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