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Weave in another windowA window-style mirror with Victorian-look leaded bars can help trick the eye into thinking you’re really looking beyond the room you’re in. While the feeling of added space is welcome in most rooms, this style can work particularly well in an area with small – or even no – windows, such as an internal bathroom.
Hang thick patterned curtainsMonica’s kitchen and living room are decorated with thick, old fashioned floral curtains, perhaps a nod towards the flat’s original owner, Monica’s grandmother. Thick floral curtains are a great way to block out light, ensure privacy, and add a touch of vintage style to any shabby chic ensemble.
Polished wooden floors and Persian rugsDark, polished wooden floors became widespread in Edwardian homes. ‘Homeowners would have left the floors bare,’ Michael Parinchy says. Today’s floorboards rarely compare to the ones installed during the Edwardian era. ‘They were of an amazing quality,’ Michael says. In order to soften the look, luxurious Persian rugs would be laid in halls and living rooms. Explore 10 things a rug can do for you
Coordinate with confidenceWhen picking an armchair for a more formal or traditional living room, try matching a pattern from elsewhere. Here, the homeowners have coordinated the armchair and cushion patterns, which in turn chime with the curtains, avoiding any clash and making the room feel serene. Be inspired by more traditional style ideas
Block any draughtsCold draughts are not welcome when you’re relaxing. Avoid such moments by checking over any draught weak spots, such as windows and doors. Consider applying draught-excluder tape around door frames and a long, draught-excluder cushion at the base of each door.