Chelsea houseTransitional Living Room, London
Hélène Dabrowski Interiors
Photo by Helen Jermyn
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Frame a doorway…Create the impression of a tropical paradise outside a doorway by placing large potted plants just beyond the frame. The result: a tantalising glimpse of foliage, even if the door only leads to your hall, bathroom or a narrow outdoor space.
Go with the colour flowHooked on a rich shade, such as purple? No problem – if you go for a faux pet, it can be totally coordinated with your scheme. And if you update with a brighter pastel, not a problem – just check which other shades your furry statuette comes in first.
Narrow rooms In a very tight tunnel-shaped room, rather than breaking the space into multiple micro-zones, embrace the length and fit in one full-size sofa. When you’re watching TV or reading a book, you won’t mind that the sofa faces a wall (while you stretch out and appreciate the extra lounging space), and when simply passing through, you will notice that the space looks extra long.
Think thinIn a narrow living space, choose slimline, non-fussy furniture. A blind with vertical stripes over the door and a skylight above help draw the eye up, increasing the feeling of height and making the room feel more airy.
Elevate the TVAsk yourself, can I mount my TV on the wall? If you can, you’ll be able to do away with a bulky TV unit, which will instantly free up floor space. Here, a sideboard provides storage space for DVDs and devices, but these could easily be stacked on shelves to open up the space further.Check out these top tips for positioning your TV