Rustic living room

Painted floorboards are surprisingly tough and won’t show up dirt as much as you might think – in a rustic-themed room, the odd imperfection will in fact enhance the look. Here, neutral sofa and armchair provide comfort without detracting from the statement dresser – distressed paintwork is an easy effect to achieve by rubbing sandpaper lightly over a painted surface, but practice on a piece of wood first to make sure you have the technique perfected.

Painted floorboards are surprisingly tough and won’t show up dirt as much as you might think – in a rustic-themed room, the odd imperfection will in fact enhance the look. Here, neutral sofa and armchair provide comfort without detracting from the statement dresser – distressed paintwork is an easy effect to achieve by rubbing sandpaper lightly over a painted surface, but practice on a piece of wood first to make sure you have the technique perfected.

Percy armchair

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