Create an oasis of calm with a palette of inky hues and soft greys.

Calming Blue Velvet And Soft Grey Living Room 3

 

Love this room

  • Paint walls in a pale, grey-based blue to keep large living areas feeling light and airy. In smaller rooms, add wow factor with darker shades.
  • Contrast block colour with a large-scale patterned wallpaper. Use above panelling to draw the eye up towards the ceiling and create a sense of more space.
  • Elevate this tonal look with plenty of decadent materials – such as brass and marble – and tactile fabrics, such as rich velvets and quilted, soft cotton.

 

Calming Blue Velvet And Soft Grey Living Room 1

 

Good Idea

Parquet-style flooring adds subtle pattern and is a classically sophisticated look that doesn’t date.

 

Styling Tip

Add elements of concrete and stone on furniture or accessories, to contrast with all the soft and cosy textures.

 

 Calming Blue Velvet And Soft Grey Living Room 2

 

Wood panelling

It's big news this season – and you can fake the effect with lengths of fuss-free architrave.

 

Luxe Textures

Velvet - This opulent material makes the perfect upholstery fabric as it’s very tactile and is available in rich, decadent colours.

Brass - Choose high-shine metal rather than the aged look on accessories and furniture for maximum glamour and impact.

 

Photography: Andrew Boyd

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