Tired of that old carpet? Rip up the rule book (and your old floor) to inject a welcome burst of vibrancy and texture into your living room. Carpet is an ideal choice for living rooms because of it is soft and warm underfoot, and has sound-proofing qualities. Get the colour and texture of your new carpet right and this will become a solid base on which to build the rest of your room’s look.
In this instance we have paired soft grey tones with touches of lime green and yellow. The muted, cool classic Sark grey carpet and carefully selected cushions introduce an important layer of texture into the room. The spectrum of green and yellow used across the room from the throw to the ornaments on the table and even the indoor plants on the floor tie the room together to achieve a calm and inviting setting.
Accessories are a simple yet effective way to add colour and can be used to bring a room together. Layering cushions and throws on your sofa and chairs will add a pop of interest: carefully selected ornaments can have the same effect. Pictures and artwork hung on the walls of your living room again will give it personality, while indoor plants can help to create a relaxing atmosphere. Don’t want to replace your current flooring? Consider adding a rug to give your room an extra injection of colour.
In this room set we have replaced the Sark grey carpet with a warmer option. A classic cream carpet, in this case the Concord Berber Ivory carpet, gives the room a lift and lightens the space. This cream shade extends to the chairs, lamps and accessories used. A few carefully chosen pale pink cushions and ornaments add a dash of colour to what has now become a light, bright and airy space.
Changing the colour scheme of your living room is a great way to give it a brand new look. Colour is arguably the most distinctive way of updating a space and will give it personality: it can make a room look bigger or feel cosier, look dramatic or feel relaxing. To achieve a new look, make minor alterations to your living room by updating your flooring, soft furnishings and/or ornaments to match your new colour scheme. If you’re confident with colour then play around with contrasting tones to achieve a striking look.
Looking to really make an impact? Go bold with colour as we have with our final room set. Red carpet, in this case the new Dynasty carpet, contrasts well against the grey walls and gives the room a sense of drama. Again cushions have been selected with a variety of textures and patterns to add interest. A cluster of red table ornaments finish the look.
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