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Answered Friday 29 January 2010 |
We have moved into a federation house and I need some ideas for decorating a formal sitting room. It has double door entry on one wall, an open fireplace with timbler mantle and tiled hearth on another wall, a large bay window with plantation shutters on another wall and the remaining wall has tall bookcases along almost its entire length. It has high ornate ceilings and a picture rail and a small round leadlight window to the left of the fireplace. I have no idea where to start but was thinking of a traditional scheme. I have a wing back chair in a neutral colour and a burgundy leather chesterfield chair which I could use, but nothing else at this stage. It has timber floorboards - any suggestions?
well I think you are spot on with the traditional scheme as it sounds like the house is completely ready for you to go down that track!
If it is a sitting room it sounds very formal so you need to maybe relax it a bit more as it might be in danger of becoming a place to 'look' at rather than sit in. Instead of a traditional rug you could put down a block colour in a modern style and replicate the colour to the chesterfield. Have small round tables to put table lamps on and if you have the room put in a club chair. does the wing back have a pattern or stripe? If so pick out one of the colours and have that in the club chair. As I dont know the colour of the walls and wingback it is hard to suggest colours but the chesterfield will be a good lead for you wiht the traditional reds, greens and yellows.
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