Easy living room update

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Picture wall
One picture will look lost above the sofa, so add two more framed prints and sit them on a picture shelf in front of a painted panel to draw the eye to the sofa.

Cushions
Patterned designs beat boring cream cushions and are the starting point for the colour scheme.

Rug
The pattern repeats the floral motif on the cushions and continues the pink accent colour.

Side tables and lamps
‘Framing’ the sofa with matching side tables and lamps create balance.

Trays
Simple serving trays create storage for remote controls, make a vase and candle display even prettier and prevent teacups from leaving marks.

Shop for the look

Marks & Spencer
IKEA
Habitat
Freemans

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