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Decorating a living space is a declaration of self and personality, and should be approached with creativity and a lot of thought; matching a living room to the people who will use it most is important in order to enjoy the surroundings as much as possible. One way of personalising a living space is to use a country as inspiration for a theme, whether it’s Parisian flair, eclectic Moroccan style or something quintessentially British. This guide looks at some of the key ways in which taking inspiration from the typical style of a certain country can help to personalise a living room and make it truly unique.
Mini chandeliers, low leather sofas, varnished or painted wooden floors and wrought iron accessories are all typically Parisian style elements which can make a lounge feel like a sophisticated and classy space. Abstract art on the walls and flowers in intricate vases on various surfaces give a tough of elegance, while the leather of the sofas and a strong statement coffee table prevent the look from being too overtly feminine. Parisians are known for their love of vintage furniture and style; using old dressers or cabinets is a popular way to give a room more of a French vibe, while imitation designs of sofas made in Paris in the 1930s can create a sense of vintage Parisian flea-market chic.
It seems that everyone interested in interiors right now wants a Moroccan-themed living room. This look sees eclectic and dramatic patterns combining, clashing in an odd way which works in the context of the room. Crocheted and beaded accessories are key to this look, as well as using rich oranges and greens to add the warmth and vitality that always accompanies this African-inspired trend. A cream or beige genuine leather sofa can provide a neutral backdrop for the array of patterned throws and other fabrics which will enhance the busy and vibrant character of the room, and keeping floors bare of any carpet can leave room for truly stunning statement rugs in a traditional Moroccan pattern.
England & Great Britain
The Great British living room is often pictured as quaint and sweet, with teapots and doilies scattered around and a red, white and blue theme throughout. However, this may seem slightly over the top for those more subtle, who don’t wish to place a giant London phone box and a Union Jack in their living room. The devil is in the detail for this look; intricate lamp stands in metal painted white, vintage-patterned footstools accompanying a real leather sofa and, yes, a tea set sitting on a coffee table. Mixing fabrics and materials is also a great idea to enhance this look; a leather sofa with fur cushions and an accompanying suede throw makes an interesting combination for both those admiring the sofa and those sitting on it.
Creating a living space with ‘zen’ in abundance is important for people who are extremely busy in their everyday lives. Drawing on the Japanese idea of zen, which promotes peace and inner wellbeing, a living space can be created which will help its inhabitants to relax and make the most of their downtime. This look is all about clean lines and minimalism; clutter doesn’t work in a zen-style living room. Adequate storage space is important, as well as neutral colours with an accent colour to ensure the room does not end up looking like a living room in a show home. Using plants and even, if possible, a water feature in the room can give a sense of being at one with nature and feeling much more at ease, while ensuring there is a comfortable seating area, be it a real leather sofa or a huge fabric corner couch, is vital in creating a room which will promote wellbeing.
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