Calm your living spaCe

Turn a busy living area into a Zen-like sanctuary with cool colour palettes and classic prints.

Arguably one of the most-used rooms in the house, it’s easy for the living room to become cluttered and busy. This is exactly what you don’t need when you’re trying to create a calming sanctuary to relax in after a long day.

The quickest way to take your living room from chaos to calm is to rethink your colour scheme. Opt for pale blues, greys and creams as your base palette, keeping patterns subtle and classic. Textiles are vital for a sense of cosy luxury, but avoid too many throws or cushions as they can end up being yet more things to tidy.

Here are our six top tips for calming your living space…

600x600-numbers-1Accessorise your home with glassware and pretty floral arrangements for a grown-up, polished finish.

600x600-numbers-2A gallery of mirrors makes for a great feature and it’s a simple step to reflect more light around your room.

600x600-numbers-3Floor-length curtains in a subtle metallic shade adds a sense of understated elegance.

600x600-numbers-4Create interest with mixed textured textiles in metallic and floral prints, but opt for neutral shades to keep the overall look relaxing.

600x600-numbers-5Choose furniture with a white or natural base for a feeling of laid back order. Pick a few matching pieces for a classic look.

600x600-numbers-6Contrast your pale base colour palette with furniture in a dark lacquered finish to bring edge without compromising on the calming atmosphere.


Graham & brown Classic Orchard Canvas, 4JQMT,  £25 Ritz Two Door, Three Drawer Sideboard With Mirrors, 6PNYU, £219* Edgeware Set Of five Mirrors, 6RXGN, £99 Luxury Soft Velour eyelet Curtains, 6EF9J, from £59 Pembroke Two Seater Sofa, 6T4NT, £499* Luxury Soft Velour Cushion, 669K9, £12 Pembroke Wool Rug, 6XYEA, from £79 Valentina Table Lamp, 6CER7, from £59 Ritz Lamp Table, 6PNYR, £99

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11th April 2016
Written by Vanessa Margetts