Living room makeover

Hope you all had a great holiday season. Yesterday it was back to work day and so finally I got a chance to take some photos of my living room makeover project and here they are..


Used to be sky light blue walls (Dulux First Dawn) with orange cushions and a rug as accents, I changed the colour scheme to old white (from Farrow & Ball) and gold/beige wallpaper panels with teal/green/blue as other main colours, and yellow with black as accent colours. I started by painting all walls in gloss white. The room benefits from the morning light only, so I wanted to keep the large areas nice and light. The glossy finish of the paint also helps the light to bounce around the space. I then moved on to selecting the wallpaper which I wanted to be textured rather than patterned. I chose this Prestigious Textiles wallpaper in taupe/gold (depending on light) because it is quite subtle, not overpowering but interesting. While researching the market for my perfect paper, I was more drawn to geometric pattern or mosaic-like texture like these..


Harlequin Bakari collection


Osborne & Little Rabanna collection


Prestigious Textiles Mood collection
From distance the PT wallpaper gives you this uneven texture (see on the picture below with the black lamp shade) and when looked closely you can see each pixel throwing different shades and tones of taupe/gold/grey/beige.
I wanted some larger scale pattern somewhere which in the end I found in this curtain fabric from Clarke & Clarke (on the left side of the image above). I was looking for something not too feminine, rather quite geometric or ikat with green or teal colour which I was going to pull from other parts of the house. I was pleased when I came across this fabric because not only the green and blue were perfect but also the taupe colour was very similar to the wallpaper and the Farrow & Ball paint.For accent I wanted to balance the room with some black and yellow.


I was seaching for a pouffe for some time as I wanted quality but at a reasonable price. I found this one at Moroccan Bazaar. The two tall lamps are from Dunelm Mill. For a little contrast I put a silk white ribbon around the black cotton shades.
Finally I tied the whole scheme together with some accessories from Home Sense and West Elm. I also like the artwork from Franz Marc (I sent a post about him here). It has all the colours, tones and shades. Just perfect.
To change things up later on, lilac or dark navy blue on cushions with a hint of pink or fuchsia would work here really well too.
Overall I’m pleased with the result considering that my budget was miniscule! The total came to just under £450.00. Just one more thing is missing – a rug. My hunt for that one still continues..



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