For this Victorian property in Clifton, Bristol, we created a contemporary interior design as part of a sitting room renovation.
Living Room Design Ideas
Originally bland with outdated decor, this living room needed a lift. Heavy curtains blocked out half the view of the Clifton Downs through the huge bay window. We decided that the window should be the key feature of the room framing the magnificent scenery beyond.
The new colour scheme was inspired by a painting recently acquired by our client with hints of pink and aqua. A neutral palette set this off perfectly.
How to Dress A Bay Window
We designed the window dressing to open up the view over the Clifton Downs. The previous curtains had covered the two side windows permanently blocking out light and the vista. With such high windows, roman blinds worked well, leaving plenty of glass visible and natural light to flood in. We then framed the blinds with dress curtains and a pelmet covered in curtain fabric. As you walk in the room you are immediately drawn to this striking feature and the view beyond.
Contemporary Sitting Room Furniture
In such a large room, we rearranged the floor plan to a more intimate space, and introduced new furniture. We brought the large classic fabric sofas to life with vibrant and funky scatter cushions.
We solved the clutter problem with a bespoke storage footstool in a curvy fabric.
The smart TV unit we colour matched to the rest of the decor and painted internally with a pink surprise. Stylish table lamps on a 5 Amp circuit and contemporary chandeliers provided a cosy ambiance. We introduced our client to some amazing fabrics including the animal print chair below. The room cried out for a fireplace, so we installed this marble fireplace surround with new gas fire.
Our client can now enjoy her new sitting room to the full with its fantastic views and stylish, comfortable furnishings.
Tab, Clifton, Bristol
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