Design ideas: using ticking

Mismatched stripes create an easy-going feel in the living room. Introducing pieces in wood and metal helps to give the look a more utilitarian edge. A rich blue for the walls that matches the stripes will unite the scheme and make it cosy.

Hinton three-seater sofa, from £2,665 plus 16m of fabric, Wesley-Barrell

Sofa fabric
Ticking 2 in Airforce, cotton, £22.50 per m, Ian Mankin

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