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A Modern Period Sitting Room

18th August 2021

The cosy sitting room of this period property has been brought up-to-date with a mixture of colourful patterned fabrics and a statement rug. Full of character with its wooden beams and inglenook fireplace, the rustic walls have been painted in a warm taupe and neutral furnishings have been added to the room. Hand-block printed fabrics on the cushions and lampshade add pops of colour throughout the scheme to create a modern comfortable space that successfully mixes old-fashioned comfort with a modern day designs.

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Walls, Rug, and Lighting

Fossil taupe paint by Zoffany gives the room a lovely warmth and provides a beautiful finish to these rustic walls.

The rug in this room is from Oka, but we have chosen this stunning Recycled Juno Rug in teal blue. A pratical option as it can be used both inside and outside!

A pretty Hidcote bronze wall light adds a little old fashioned charm that suits the style of the property and creates an option for cosier lighting during the evening.

Sofa and Footstool

Our Maplehurst Sofa has a traditional style but looks modern covered in this Japura striped fabric.

Our footstools can be made to your chosen size and look. A nice Walton Check Fabric is the perfect covering as it will be very hardwearing against frequent use.

Assortment of Cushions

An assortment of cushions in different shapes and sizes add a homely feel and add pattern and personality to the living room.

Fabrics such as IznikFern LinenGuadeloupe and Paisley Fabric are the perfect mixture of printed linens to achieve this look.

Add a cushion in this rose pink Safari Plain Velvet for a modern pop of colour. Finish it with your favourite trimming to add texture and make it unique to your home.


This glass Bubble Table Lamp is a practical and contemporary feature to add to the seating area.

Top it with our charming Wicker Gathered Bedwyn Lampshade for that perfect mix of modern and country.

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(Image credit Ideal Home.)