Battersea, Victorian Terraced HouseTraditional Living Room, London

Design ideas for a traditional living room in London with feature lighting. —  Houzz
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lctpbLucinda Coldrey Fine Art wrote:11 October 2015
  • mimiandant
    4 years ago

    Love this style of decor - it is calm - inviting - elegant. Is it possible to have information on details on the curtain fabric and where to obtain it and the name of wall paint please? Many Thanks, Mimi.

  • Charlotte C. Guzzo
    3 years ago

    Looks quite similar to Farrow & Ball Skimming Stone

webuser_3637037Jenni Llewellyn-Blake wrote:18 November 2014
  • Charlotte C. Guzzo
    3 years ago

    John Lews in Cambridge sells similar ones but you can order some from everything shutters. Many companies do them if you google bay window cafe style shutters in your area you should find some Negus wrote:22 January 2016
    arul_nathanielArul Nathaniel wrote:24 January 2015
      chooloverchoolover wrote:10 November 2014
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          What Houzz contributors are saying:

          Amanda Pollard added this to How to Successfully Use Coral Hues in Your Home20 February 2019

          Pair with a cool partnerCreate an inviting feel by mixing coral with soothing shades of green and cream, as in this scheme. Here, the designers have added interest by incorporating various patterns. Each element has a different design, which gives the space a textured, layered look. However, the cohesive colour scheme keeps the room looking harmonious.Need to spruce up some furniture? Find upholsterers and furniture restorers in your area.

          Kate Burt added this to Are Two Window Dressings Better Than One?7 November 2017

          Frame the windowCafé-style shutters are a popular choice when a front room is close to the pavement, so why double up with curtains? On your list might be the wish to add the gentle drape of fabric, an injection of colour and/or pattern, or the framing of an attractive window. Curtains can also help with insulation in the winter.Opting for shutters taller than the conventional half-height café versions, as here, may be necessary to stop a room being on show. Suppliers can make them to the size you need, which can still leave some of the window uncovered to maximise daylight.

          Sarah Warwick added this to 10 Ways to Give Your Living Room a Summery Feel4 August 2017

          Put it to the floorKeep a living space airier by opting for furniture that leaves the floor on show. This room has a traditional twist with turned wood legs for sofas and armchair, and a slender-legged metal and glass coffee table that also helps keep the look light. Café-style shutters are winners when it comes to maximising daylight without letting passers-by look in.

          Amanda Pollard added this to 9 Living Room Choices Guaranteed to Divide Opinion13 July 2017

          8. The choice of window treatmentShutters are popular right now, and you can see why – they look stylish and are a practical choice for adding privacy and a diffused light. However, curtains can bring a softness into the room and make the space feel warm and cosy when they’re drawn in the evening. What if you want shutters and everyone else wants curtains?What’s the answer? If your budget allows, go for the best of both worlds by adding a combination of the two. In this gorgeous living room, the bay window is covered with shutters that block the view from outside, while the curtains add a soft frame around them.

          Parsons Gray {interior decoration + design} added this to 10 Expert Tips for Styling Your Room With a Rug2 March 2017

          Play with patternUse a patterned rug as the starting point of your decorative scheme. Pull out the colours and use them in the rest of the space by choosing cushions, art and furnishings that work tonally. In this room, there’s a wealth of pattern, but the carefully edited, cohesive colour palette makes it feel restful.

          Bhavin Taylor Design added this to 10 Marvellous Ways to Boost Your Décor With Layers of Pattern3 October 2016

          Pick colours from your rug A great way to build a scheme is to use a patterned rug as your starting point. Pick out the key colours and select fabric designs with similar tones. Here, each piece of furniture is covered with a different pattern, but the repetitive use of pink and green gives the space a harmonious look. The inclusion of some plain fabrics – here on the sofa and curtains – is a great way to soften the look.

          Cathy Rebecca added this to Ask a Designer: 10 Tailor-made Ideas for Window Dressings3 December 2015

          Reach halfwayWhen windows are adjacent to a road, you’ll probably want to maintain a level of privacy but still let in plenty of light. Shutters that go halfway up a window are a great compromise, and they can also fold back when they’re not required. An alternative, more flexible, and perhaps more economical, solution to this problem is to install bottom-up roller blinds. These fix to the bottom of a window and roll up to the height you require.

          What Houzz users are commenting on:

          sunshine1971 added this to Doors, Windows Designs7 October 2021

          Shutters and curtains to soften the look

          Millie Carron added this to Lounge17 September 2021

          mirror and light neutral colours

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