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decorating a small living room

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misstiredbuthappy Mon 24-Mar-14 17:15:08

Anybody got any tips for me please. My living room is tiny have a big window though so its not a dull room. At the minute the walls are cream and I have a feature wall with cream background with duck egg coloured flowers on. Going to redecorate was thinking of stripping the feature wall and just painting it one coulor and the other three walls a pale coulor but not cream. What colours should I go for ? And would the feature wall look better a plain colour with a nice mirror. As to not close the room in if that makes sense.

nessus Mon 24-Mar-14 18:14:57

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Mrswellyboot Mon 24-Mar-14 18:18:07

I would personally go for the same colour on each wall- even a whitish colour

(Or mulberry silk bu Dulux is a warm grey)

Then on the feature wall go for a statement clock or mirror

misstiredbuthappy Mon 24-Mar-14 18:47:44

Thanks everyone

MillyMollyMama Tue 25-Mar-14 09:39:01

I would go for something like Cornforth white by Farrow and Ball. Very easy to live with and a warmer grey. Or use Pointing, a warmer "white". For woodwork I suggest Wimborne White. I always paint all 4 walls the same colour because I think this makes rooms look bigger. Mirrors to reflect light is also a good idea. Have a look on the F and B web site for ideas - just ignore the fact that most rooms are big!

MissScatterbrain Tue 25-Mar-14 15:16:58

Light colours with no contrasts (i.e walls in a similar colour as sofa/furniture/floor/curtains), minimal clutter, no patterns, plain flooring and a few large items furniture, rather than lots of small pieces of furniture) are tips for making a room seem big.

On the other hand I love the cosy gentlemen club feel of small rooms painted in strong & dark F&B colours.

Go on pinterest and type in farrow and ball for pictures to inspire you.

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