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Medieval Living Room
Medieval Living Room
Room: Living Room
Colours: Brown;
Style: Period Style;
Budget: Low
Programme: Changing Rooms
Designer: Anna Ryder Richardson;
Feature: Stone-effect painted walls
Decorate your room in medieval style with inspiration from a great banqueting hall. Wood panelling, stone-effect walls, deep red furnishings and old railway sleepers all help to take you back in time.

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The fireplace
Central feature
Make your chimneybreast stand out by painting it a deep red colour. Enhance by painting the walls either side of it an off-white colour. Make a fire surround from a dark oak wax stained railway sleeper. Decorate with church candles.
Dressed window
Window dressing
Make a feature of the window by dressing it with curtains made from a tapestry fabric. Add to this Gothic theme with an elaborate pelmet of wood-effect foam.
Walls with plywood and stone effects
Wood panelling
Clad the walls with plywood from floor to dado height and mount 4"x1" timber over the top to create panelling. To get the medieval feel, stain it darker by rubbing in dark oak wax.
Stone wall paint effect
Period wall effects
To create the effect of stonewalls, paint the walls an off-white colour, and then use masking fluid to mark out large blocks. Sponge darker colour paint with acrylic classic colour glaze over the top, and peel away the masking.
Wall tapestry
No medieval room would be complete without a tapestry on the wall. Try hanging tapestry fabric on the wall and dress it with some studded wrought iron chain.
Dressed coffee table
Coffee table
To create some Gothic style furniture, try cladding your existing coffee table with scaffolding planks stained with the dark oak wax. Add to the effect by screwing hand-forged studs into the top.
Chest with Celtic design
Celtic storage
Store CDs and videos in a second hand chest. Stain it in dark oak and attach wrought iron gate hinges to the top. Copy a Celtic knot design in dark paint that will look as if it has been scorched on, and finish the look with more studs.
Sofa with deep red throw
Hide more modern furniture such as the sofa with big throws. Try red velvet to match the medieval colours and style.
  Products   Paint   Brand   Benjamin Moore  
  Details   Deep Rose 2004-10; Monterey White HC-27; Monroe Bisque HC-26   Cost   -  
  Supplier   All good DIY stores          
  Products   Wax   Brand   Liberon  
  Details   Dark Oak   Cost   £5.29 / 500ml  
  Supplier   All good DIY stores          
  Web/tel   Tel: 01797 367 555          
  Products   Fabric   Brand   -  
  Details   Tapestry   Cost   -  
  Supplier   Rolls and Rems, South London          
  Web/tel   -          
  Products   Art masking fluid   Brand   Daler Rowney  
  Details   -   Cost   -  
  Supplier   All good art and craft stores          
  Products   Acrylic classic colour glaze   Brand   Polyvine  
  Details   -   Cost   -  
  Supplier   All good DIY stores          
  Products   Second hand chest   Brand   -  
  Details   -   Cost   £35  
  Supplier   Market stalls          
  Web/tel   -          
  Products   Celtic knot design   Brand   -  
  Details   -   Cost   -  
  Supplier   Dover Street Books          
  Web/tel   -          
  Products   Studs   Brand   -  
  Details   Heritage Tudor Range   Cost   -  
  Supplier   Homebase          
  Products   Fabric   Brand   -  
  Details   Red Velvet   Cost   -  
  Supplier   Fabric stores          
  Web/tel   -          
  Products   Fabric   Brand   -  
  Details   Fleur De Lilys   Cost   -  
  Supplier   John Lewis          
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