Weird and wonderful living rooms

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  • There’s no reason why you can’t have a little fun when decorating – after all, your home is a place where you can unleash your imagination and create an interior that reflects your personality.

    If you love the great outdoors, for example, it’s possible to bring a garden-room feel to your interior. Ever thought of using astro-turf as flooring? Team this with a white bench instead of a sofa, paint walls white, and add some silk ivy garlands and indoor plants such as ferns for a fresh, summery look.

    A large mural or super-sized canvas painting is another way of creating a unique look. Choose a woodland mural to give your living room an ethereal quality and add luxe accessories, such as faux fur throws, to continue the woodland theme. Opt for an abstract watercolour canvas as a backdrop to a neutral sofa for maximum impact.

    Get creative, with modern takes on traditional wooden furniture set against zesty backdrops – think white and lime green or chartreuse.

    Use lighting to dramatic effect with a group of globe lanterns in unexpected colours such as deep blue – hang several together in different sizes for a striking look. Statement lighting can be used to great effect in rooms with high ceilings.

    Always loved the spotlight? Why not add Hollywood glamour to your living room. Set the scene with a moody lilac and cream colour scheme and add sumptuous soft furnishings and eyecatching pieces such as a film-set style standard lamp.

    And, if you have a beautiful period property, create a room perfect for a murder mystery weekend party with rich colours and dramatic lighting.

    Be inspired by these eclectic decorating schemes and put together a truly unique living room design.

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