Buckinghamshire Full House Refurbishment Living Room, Buckinghamshire
A modern bright living area used by adults and children.
Lots of great textures and colours to provide interest and inject some colour.
Picture shelf to showcase some fun prints.
Photography by Olly Gordon
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Make them lookIn this room, a bold geometric wallpaper guarantees the sofa wall is a scene-stealer. Stopping short of the ceiling, it draws the eye to the picture shelf (which takes the place of the traditional picture rail) and its fun mix of typographic prints and artwork, as well as the reach-out-and-touch-me green velvet sofa below. Blue paint above the picture shelf and floor-length curtains, which both tone with the wallpaper, keep the scheme cohesive, while the spearmint colour of the seating is picked up in the display above.Here’s why we’re going nuts for velvet sofas
Be creative You don’t have to spend a lot of money on expensive artwork to give your living room a boost. Simply display an eclectic mix of framed photographs, quotes and prints on a picture shelf. The gallery shelf here looks particularly dramatic with the geometric wallpaper beneath it.
Utilise the wall behind the sofaA slim shelf is a great way to use the often forgotten wall behind the sofa for displaying books, art or accessories. Run it right across the room for maximum impact, or you could even double up with a couple of picture ledges, one above the other, for twice the storage.
Put a spin on a feature wallWhy not take your feature wall to the next level? Use eye-catching wallpaper up to the height of a picture rail, then add a thin shelf on which to display your favourite artwork. Painting the wall above in a colour picked out from the paper will add more drama and create the perfect backdrop for your pictures.This technique can be used with many colour combinations, so let loose your imagination.