Step inside a stylish terraced house

A three-bedroom Edwardian terrace in Darlington, Durham.

A three-bedroom Edwardian terrace in Darlington, Durham.

bricked house exterior with white windows and garden

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garden area with potted plants and chairs

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This courtyard garden is compact but a cleverly positioned mirror makes it look much larger that it is. The garden has then been packed full of pots, planters and lanterns to make it an ideal spot to sit outside in.

Pots and lanterns
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living room with leather armchair and fire place

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A comfy armchair sits by the fireplace. A cabinet tucked away in the corner shows off a range of accessories. A dramatic black wallpaper design frames the large mirror above the fireplace.

Similar chair
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white dining room with leather armchairs and dining table

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Use the same colours and flooring to link together an open-plan living and dining room.

Mirror
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dining room with black table and chairs

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A quirky clock makes a great focal point on the wallpapered chimneybreast.

bedroom with wooden bed and carpet flooring

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Textured wallpaper adds interest to this bedroom and classic furniture mixes well with more modern light fittings. By replacing lamps with wall-mounted lights bedside table clutter is cut right down.

Bed
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dressing room with floral wallpaper and table

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A plain alcove is given plenty of character by filling the shelves and sides with decorative accessories. Painted furniture mixes perfectly with bird design wallpaper to complete the vintage look.

Wallpaper
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bathroom with wallpaper and bathtub

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A monochrome scheme in this bathroom makes a real style statement. To protect the wallpaper it has been varnished and covered with a glass pannel.

Wallpaper
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Heather Young
Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and also edits its sister title Style At Home. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.