Living Room. Saturday , October 14th , 2017 - 17:42:19 PM
Tired of a worn-out cream scheme, the owners decided it was time to introduce a more lively and contemporary look to their living room. When my husband and I bought this house, it needed a lot of work, but the living room was one of the first areas to be tackled,’ says the owner. ‘We didn’t have a huge budget, but once we’d stripped the wallpaper and had the walls replastered and painted, it looked much better.
Hand-paint a lampshade, the painterly trend is easy to achieve – a few brush strokes and no artistic skill required. Why not have a go at updating your lampshade? Mark out your pattern in pencil before you begin, but ensure your fabric paint is undiluted so the marks don’t show through. Use a good-quality flat brush to create strokes on the lampshade. Allow it to dry before switching on the light.
Add an elaborate trim to a cushion cover, for a super-modern finish in the living room, go for a bright trim on a neutral cushion – neon on grey, navy or black, say. Remove the pad and pin your chosen braiding around the edge of the top face, folding neat 45° angles at the corners, then hand stitch.