Living Room. Saturday , October 14th , 2017 - 17:54:19 PM
The old beige curtains had to go and the couple bought some white wooden shutters, which give the room a whole new look. They fitted them themselves, following tutorials online: ‘It’s easier than you’d think,’ they say. A new coffee table was also sought out, as the old one took up a lot of space – the couple wanted a smaller and rounder design to soften the lines of the sofa and the painted wall.
This alcove makes a great reading spot, as it’s next to the fire for warmth and the window for light. A round rattan chair and metallic floor lamp make stylish additions to the dark blue paint. The owners wrapped an existing shelf in marble-look vinyl to get the look at a fraction of the price of the real thing. A white-gloss storage unit houses the router, DVD player and so on, to keep unsightly wires and boxes out of the way, while providing a handy shelf to display prettier bits and pieces.
Create a chateau-worthy doorway, a wide border will add impact to an existing architrave and make period living room details, modern. Use low-tack masking tape to mask out a band around your door frame. Paint the band and wall decoration (before fixing it to the wall) using matt emulsion. When dry, paint out a small strip along the top of the band, and fix the wall decoration in place using No More Nails. Paint skirting in the same colour. If your skirting is narrower than your band, continue with the emulsion above it to create the same width of band.