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Beautiful design ideas for traditional living rooms

Create a timeless look in your home with these beautiful ideas for traditional living rooms.

Start by gathering paint, fabric and wallpaper swatches to plan your design and take time to consider your finished decorating scheme.

Pick furniture in traditional styles that won't date and complement the character in your home.

Choose from elegantly patterned wallpaper to add warmth and pattern to a whole room, or perhaps a feature wall behind a sofa, or decorate around a fireplace with a beautiful paper on the chimneybreast.

Alternatively opt for a more understated backdrop by decorating in classic paint shades such as off-white and dove grey. If you live in a period property, paint can be used to highlight original architectural features, such as high ceilings, pictures rails, ceiling roses, period fireplaces, high skirting boards and panelling.

To add warmth and character to a traditional living room, decorate with nature-inspired prints, and add a little texture with rustic wood pieces and tactile fabrics.

If you have a fireplace, make this the focal point of your room scheme, and draw the eye with a large overmantel mirror, which will create a traditional look and reflect light around the room.

Choose a sumptuous sofa in linen, velvet or a smart check, and armchairs in a coordinating fabric. If you have space, add a large upholstered footstool and position furniture around the fireplace for a comfortable space that's perfect for family gatherings.

When it comes to window treatments, dress windows with floor length curtains that pool on to the floor, or beautiful Roman blinds.

Go for classic accessories, such as elegant glass or ceramic table lamps and cushions made up in luxurious fabrics.

Clay and soft pink living room
Update a neutral living room with this classy colour combination of clay and soft pink. Team it with pale flooring and off-white upholstery, then build up colour with oak furniture and chalky-pink accessories.

Update a neutral living room with this classy colour combination of clay and soft pink. Team it with pale flooring and off-white upholstery, then build up colour with oak furniture and chalky-pink accessories.

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Photograph by David Brittain