Grab your tea and come with us in this living room inspiration journey
With 100% design just around the corner, we decided it was time we investigated the british living room design and ended up discovering a few tips to share with you.
Come in this adventure through the king’s land to get you inspired for the events that are to come.
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Tip 1: Confort is King
In King’s land only the best and that reflects in the british living room design.
The first thing that poped our eye was that they prefer to have two small sofas, per instance, then just one large sofa, to allow more cozy areas for everybody. Many times those single sofas are combined with a leg resting stool, for a more confort and relaxed seating.
Also, british homes are many times adorned with upholtery window sits, with long curtains, as the bigger the better! These places are great for a reading in the afternoon while enjoying a good english tea.
Tip 2: Formality is overrated
From what we see in series like Downtown Abbey, you could be expecting king worthy interior as the series pertrays, but it’s nothing like that!
In british living room design, the ambience is a lot more relaxed then what you would expect as the brits embrace quirkiness! This means they like to combine different elements to create a more unique space that fulfills their needs.
So next time you’re working on a british interior design project, bare in mind that they like more visual things, textures and textiles along with big and bold accessories.
Tip 3: Old is relative
As a country full of past and history, many houses still have pieces of furniture inherited by their ancesters but with a little twist to give a more interesting look and update the “old but gold” piece.
Embrace the piece and make it fit your interior, sometimes a fresh paint, per instance, can make a big difference in the piece and make it look more modern. You just got to be a little adventurous and experiment to see what works and what doesn’t.
Add a touch of mid-century with Bardot sofa and armchair for comfort and style
Tip 4: Brits L O V E a bit of color
As the country is many times surrounded by grey clowds, the british living room design is filled with positive energy provided by warm colors, like orange, yellow and pink, to bright up their day when it’s dark outside.
Whether it’s a vintage or a modern living room decor, one thing is for certain, it wont be a dull room if it’s a british living room inspiration.
Tip 5: All about that storage
As you may imagine, houses in England are expensive, so many times people live in smaller apartments, needing many storage pieces of furniture to keep their goods.
This way, in british living room design, you’ll always see many of these pieces, not only in the living room but all around their houses, as it’s much needed. Do bare in mind this little detail or it will be “off with his head” in King’s land! (just kidding)
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