Combine the best of both worlds. This open-plan living and dining room keep the focus firmly on the beautiful period features while enjoying a modern, open-plan style...
Create a sociable setting with a round dining table. This table comfortably accommodates four people, but doesn’t take up a huge amount of space. The elegant design of the antique dark-wood furniture is very fitting in this traditional but bright-feeling scheme. A French-Moroccan chandelier adds a note of drama...
A dark wood-panelled wall creates an intimate feel in this dining room, where a trio of mismatched glass pendants adds sculptural interest above the pared-back dining table. The black-and-white rug brings a sharp hit of pattern and crisp modern note to the space...
Use paint as a way to update a traditional kitchen. If you have heavy wood units that you’re unsure of, there’s no need to rip them out and start again. A neutral paint will transform a kitchen scheme, making it far lighter and brighter than before. A sisal rug adds warmth to the stone floor...
A feature headboard is a beautiful way to bring colour to the bedroom. This impactful design extends either side of the bed, making a smart backdrop for tables and lighting. while its tones are echoed in a sumptuous mix of linen, velvet and mohair...
Furnish your hallway with individual pieces to create a truly unique scheme. Grey walls provide a striking backdrop to the old leather pub seat and antler heads. A vegetable crate has been put to good use for storing wellies, which keeps the floor mud-free...
There’s a geographer, astronomer, scientist vibe to this living room corner. Vintage furniture has been given a new lease of life, from the vintage trunk to the flip-down seats. A print that casually sits on the floor adds interest below the dado rail, while the world map gives injects some colour...
Make a feature out of natural materials. The stone flooring in this neutral breakfast room is beautifully uneven, with dips and swirls, just as nature intended. Brick has also been used on the steps and left exposed, which adds to the rustic feel of the room...
Create a bold backdrop with walls in earthy terracotta. Then build up layers of interest with a pale linen sofa, patterned rug and two-tone accessories. A floating shelf provides a great spot for displaying monochromatic artworks in different sizes...
Turn a spare room into a versatile space that can be used as a home office and a guest room. A day bed is great for this, as it does double duty as a sofa and bed. The desk also has wheels and can be easily moved out of the way when extra space is required...
This traditional living room oozes character, with its marble fireplace and attractive window. It can be hard to know how to decorate such a space, but a light palette keeps the focus on the period features. Meanwhile, an old trunk and ornate mirror are the perfect scheme ‘enhancers’...
Create the feel of a stately home with bold yellow walls in a traditional hue. A black and white portrait above the wooden chest plus the marble fireplace lend a grand look to the scheme, too. The abundance of fabric in the floor-to-ceiling curtains makes a luxe finishing touch...
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Greens are naturally calming and soothing and are the perfect choice for a room overlooking the garden. Combine botanical florals, leaf prints and subtle stripes for a look that is at home with a selection of potted hydrangea and all-round garden views...
Combine small prints and larger motifs in shades of mint, jade, lime and leaf green for an uplifting effect in a sunny dining room...
Choose warming shades of ochre, chestnut and terracotta for an inviting scheme that’s full of character..
Create a well-rounded scheme by choosing your starting point carefully. The botanical artworks here are the central focus, with the rest of the decor complementing their neutral tones. The green headboard ties in with the botanical theme, adding a hit of nature-inspired colour...
Use blocks of pattern against a soft grey backdrop to create a sophisticated monochrome room scheme. The beautiful proportions of this living room are emphasised with wall panelling, the perfect backdrop to modern black and white upholstered furniture. Patterned fabrics and artwork add interest and personality to this chic look...
Classical Grecian sculpture must have inspired this monochrome bathroom! From the sleek and luxurious marble floor to the smart black bath tub with its aged bras taps and smooth onyx-like finish, this spa-like space offers pure sophistication. Paint walls a soft grey for the ultimate peaceful retreat...
Blur the lines between your kitchen and living area in an open-plan room. The use of only low-level units is a clever trick that deceives the eye and makes the kitchen very unobtrusive. The positioning of the sofa also provides a visual separation between the two spaces...