SW7Eclectic Living Room, London
Pietra Wood & Stone European Engineered Oak flooring with a natural oiled finish.
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Don’t be shyIf you want to celebrate velvet in all its glory, team the deep pile and brilliant sheen of the fabric with a hot colour, like this lipstick pink. Save it for a single sofa that’s at the heart of the scheme – here opposite the fireplace – and opt for subtler shades for the remaining seating to avoid colour overload. You can pick up the tint on cushions or artwork, as this scheme does, to pull the room’s elements together.
Why it can make you illThe moulds that crop up on window frames, behind bookcases, on grout, and on fabrics and carpets can all make you unwell. Moulds (there are different types) produce allergens, irritants and sometimes even toxic substances that can cause respiratory problems and affect your immune system. Stachybotrys mould, or toxic black mould, should always be dealt with by a professional (you can buy mould test kits online to confirm what type you have), but here’s how to deal with other moulds, wherever you may find them.
Work in some hot huesThis classic Victorian living room is given a quirky twist with contemporary pieces and shots of bright pink. The bold velvet sofa doesn’t look out of place thanks to the other pink elements in the room, while an animal skin rug and quirky white coffee table bring even more surprise into the space.Want a more interesting bathroom? Discover how to give it some eclectic style