Transitional Living RoomTransitional Living Room, London
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Add a window seatUtilising the space in front of a window, especially a bay window, creates a perfect extra seating option. Upholster the seat pad to coordinate with your colour scheme, and add scatter cushions behind to create a cosy nook.If you need a big sofa but don’t want it to overwhelm the space, take inspiration from the one here. Its pale colour, long, low shape, short, neat arms and raised wooden legs all help it to blend into its surroundings.
Take advantage of a bay windowIf you don’t have a great view from your living room window and have to screen some of it with blinds or shutters, it’s easy to not make full use of this area. Filling in a bay window with a built-in seat, like the one in this room, is a great way to utilise otherwise wasted space and create another seating area in a compact living room. Incorporating storage into the seat further boosts its use.
Work around a bayIf you want curtains in your living room and have a curved bay window, there are a couple of different solutions available.Most specialists supply curtain poles with 45 and 90 degree bends in them. The bends allow them to curve neatly inside the bay. Or try aluminium curtain tracking you can bend yourself. An alternative is to hang a curtain straight across from wall to wall, framing the bay window nicely during the day, and obscuring it when the curtains are closed at night.