Zesty yellow living room with bay window
This room is all about balance and symmetry of furniture, accessories and colour. We love the way this bold, mustardy yellow brings life to an otherwise neutral living room scheme. Scatter cushions on the sofa draw inspiration from the wall colour, pulling the sophisticated look together beautifully.
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Crisp white living room with fuschia accents
Fresh, light and bright, while this room is trad, it doesn’t look dated. Vibrantly coloured furniture and storage pieces in classic styles look chic and neat against the subtle traditional wallpaper. Green and pink accents are striking and provide a summery feel all year round.
Edwardian-style with geometric upholstery
These Edwardian-style armchairs, with their striking geometric upholstery, make this traditional cool-coloured scheme exciting and up-to-date. The built-in shelving lends the room a traditional library-like air, while the soft, chalky tones maintain a peaceful feel.
Rich blue and white living room
Low-level heavily-padded seating and rich blue velvet upholstery look great with the beautiful parquet floor. This modern take on traditional design has serious wow factor. Elegant, refined and oh-so-very English.
Cool white French-style living room
If it’s a traditional French-salon style you want, look no further. This living room is far from the idea of dark, period properties – the pure-white scheme, with its feather-light accents in classic royal blue and red, is as bright as living rooms come, and absolutely timeless, too.
Traditional living room wallpaper
Traditional schemes can afford to embrace modern shapes, without losing their period-style charms. Here, a contemporary low-level sofa blends into the classic scheme tonally, while a classic ottoman proves a surprise hero with its eye-catching velvet cover.
Rich brown living room
If chocolate is comforting, this scheme is pure decadence. The palette of rich browns – on everything from walls to soft furnishings – creates a warm, cocooning effect that’s worthy of the Victorians.
Floral prints and bold colours
Traditional can be fun and fresh. We love the way that the classic elements in this room – such as the sofa, side lamp and floor-length curtains – are bold, bright, and not at all matchy-matchy.
Classic living room in cool colours
Centred around the original fireplace with its mantelpiece mirror, this wooden-floored seating area perfectly updates a traditional style for modern use. Quirky accents – such as the paper grandfather clock, and the travelling chest which acts as a side table – create a room with real character.
Velvet armchair and original period fireplace
What we wouldn’t give to curl up immediately in this fireside armchair with a good book and a pot of tea. Cosy and classic, it’s the details here that make this room a winner – the carriage clock on the mantel, the spindle-based lamp, the recessed bookshelves and the milk jug with fresh flowers.