Mix generous armchairs with classic occassional chairs in the living room. Prop up gilt-framed mirrors against the wall for an informal feel and pull the whole scheme together with a textured rug. Use a giant clock to make a focal point above the mantelpiece and choose cushions with a hint of gold for added glamour.
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1/7 Choose tickings and linens for upholstery
2/7 Bring a touch of feminine chic to walls
Complement a charmingly-faded table-top display with spectacular hydrangea patterned wallpaper.
3/7 Position a prettily-carved desk
Be creative with room space. Make a desk area with a painted table and a vintage chair, then soften a stone floor with a woven rug and decorate the walls with monochrome prints and paintings.
4/7 Opt for ornate bedlinen
To add detail in a white bedroom, dress the bed with layers of lace, fringed throws and heaps of crisp, broderie Anglais-edged pillowcases. Blend white with white in a chateau-style bedroom by layering textures - for example, crunchy crocheted cotton over smooth bedlinen.
5/7 Display shawls and jewellery
A vintage mannequin is an ideal place to show off necklaces, evening purses and lace pieces.
Find a similar vintage mannequin at Vintage Style Mannequins.
6/7 Frame a window with shutters and blinds
Sew a homemade blind using an outsized gilded print on a linen ground. Check out our guide to creating your own ribbon blind. Complete the look with a pair of vintage shutters and a selection of linen and velvet cushions.
7/7 Showcase items from the parfumerie
Apothecary jars are ideal for displaying gorgeous handmade French soaps. Collect vintage jars whenever you see them and turn into a display.
Loved this? Check out our guide to getting the 'Prairie-style look' in your home.
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Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.
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