Marlborough MansionsContemporary Living Room, London
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Make a statementWe’ve already seen that piping works a treat alongside buttoned upholstery, but that’s not its only happy complement. This chair teams piping for the back, wings and low arms with studded detailing around the seat. Be inspired if you’re looking for a way to incorporate a statement piece in a monochrome room scheme where a patterned or bold armchair would jar. This way, you can make a piece special with stylish finishing touches.Tell us…How does piping feature in your home, and which of these rooms do you like best? Share your thoughts in the Comments section.
Make a leap into darkA charcoal velvet sofa makes this living space look sophisticated. The dark tone is repeated in smaller elements – the lamp base and picture frame both work the statement colour. Balancing the room’s dark elements, the walls and carpet as well as the side chair are in light-reflecting pale neutral tones, while gold highlights brighten and warm the scheme.Did you choose a velvet sofa – or would you pick one next time? Tell us or show us in the Comments section.
How should I measure up?Measure the widest and longest points of the room first. Then look at the shape of the space. “Take into account any indentations, such as bay windows or alcoves, to minimise wastage. Don’t forget to measure to the back of the door frame to allow for the carpet to fit under the door,” advises Jemma Eayman of Carpetright.Keep the measurements on hand when you’re shopping. “Always write down a plan and the dimensions of the room and take them with you when you’re looking for new flooring, so that you can budget accurately,” Eayman adds.Most carpet companies will take their own measurements, too. Double check your measurements against theirs to avoid costly mistakes or disagreements down the line.