From Weatherfield to Walford, we look at the interiors of some of Britain's best-known houses
With much of the nation delving into the homes of their favourite Walford and Weatherfield residents on a nightly basis, many of us know the interiors of soap’s favourite houses better than our own neighbours’ homes!
Often seen keeping up with the current home trends, we can learn a lot about interior decorating from our favourite soap stars. Whether it’s Carla Connor’s bijou chic interior style, or Linda Carter’s penchant for parrot-print walls, see which of these famous families’ style you most mimic.
Coronation Street‘s Gail McIntyre is obviously very attached to her well-worn Chesterfield-style sofa in her living room. Do you like the plum-toned, floral-embossed upholstery? It might have seen better days but poor ol’ Gail’s tried to give the sofa new life by draping a bold red leopard-print throw over the back and adding a satin-backed velvet cushion in a complementing burgundy hue. Are you in favour of sprucing up old favourites with a few new accessories?
The BOLD feature wall
The Queen Vic’s Carters certainly don’t shy away from a bright print or two. In one room they’ve teamed a parrot-print feature wall with a taupe-toned sofa and brightened it all up (as if it needed it) with Union Jack cushions. Are they only accidentally channelling a key interior trend? The tropical theme is really having a moment, from eighties-style tropics, through to right-now pineapple prints. What do you think of the Carters’ bold bird-print wallpaper? Have you stolen their style in your home?
The Abstract Print
Coronation Street‘s Carla Connor’s glam, no-nonsense business style is mirrored in her choice of decor. Her bijou living room, teaming mocha walls with bold panels of abstract tree prints in black, cream and red, certainly makes an impact The décor is married with a cream velvet sofa, complemented by taupe silk cushions decorated with red appliqué flowers. Sound familiar?
The Gallery Wall
What do you think of Sharon and Phil Mitchell’s living room in EastEnders? The lime-green velvet sofa is teamed with mismatched floral and striped pink and green cushions. A bold sunlit panoramic forest canvas print is positioned next to a family picture display. Do the two very different styles work alongside each other? A gallery wall has fast become a 21st century permatrend as a stylish way to display family photos. So maybe you’re not-so-different to the Michells after all?
The Pop of Colour
If you’re as concerned about the outisde of your home as the inside, you might just be taking inspiration from Corrie’s Katy Armstrong. Her bold emerald-green front door really knows how to make an impact injecting a bright pop of colour on the often dreary cobbled street. Too much or a great way to make a statement?
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The Vintage Queen
If you’re looking for some relaxed vintage style, need we look any further than the much-loved Dot Branning in EastEnders. The Albert Square veteran’s home has come back into vogue. Take this traditional high-backed chair: the scroll arms upholstered in
moss-green velvet is classic Dot and we bet she’d make a killing flogging it on eBay! Whether accidentally on-trend or not, we love Dot’s retro style and reckon we’d see it mimicked in many a trendy East-London warehouse.