London Fields HouseVictorian Living Room, London
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What Houzz contributors are saying:
Lift with playful shadesIf a muted colour scheme isn’t really your thing but you’ve been won over by the idea of green walls, you can liven up your room with a whole range of brighter tones in fabrics, painted furniture and accessories. What works? Yellows, turquoise and bronze add warmth. What to avoid? Anything that drags your retro green of choice back to the bad old days, so steer clear of orange and brown.
The snug also deserves a fireplace worthy of the period style of the space – something as lovely as this classic beauty. The new – daytime – living room will be home to a wood-burning stove, but as the snug will be more in keeping with tradition, we’re going to give it a traditional open fire. I love this style – a Victorian inset surrounded by decorative tiles and simple corbels. Hopefully I’ll be able to find something similar at one of our many local Suffolk reclamation yards.
Team with turquoiseDark green works well in a living room as it can give the space a cosy feel. However, to avoid it becoming too sombre, add some bright colour to the mix. The turquoise velvet armchair here adds just enough contrast to the sage green walls.