Hyde Park Gardens, London, W2Eclectic Living Room, London
Giraffe in the lounge: check. Multi-coloured
walls: check. Union Jack bathroom: check…
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Divide and conquerThis living room is big (just look at that life-size giraffe!). In a similar vein to the previous room, large rugs can be used for creating more intimate zones in a generous living space. Here, two rugs help to create two distinct seating areas, which both help to make this grand room feel a little less imposing. If you go for neutral rugs like these, a shoes-off policy might need to be put in place. You’ll also want to vacuum the rugs frequently to prevent stray grit becoming embedded, and a professional clean every year is advisable. Another handy tip? Rotate your rug (or rugs) every six months. Why? It will mean that wear from footfall and even sun fading aren’t concentrated in one area.