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Purple Diamond Living Room
Purple Diamond Living Room
Room: Living Room
Colours: Purple; Silver;
Style: Modern;
Budget: Low
Programme: Changing Rooms
Designer: Laura McCree;
Feature: Diamond patterned walls
Create a funky and unusual living room by painting the walls with diamond shapes. Accessories include candles and trendy ornaments.

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Paint the walls in a large diamond pattern incorporating shades of blue, purple and green. Pencil out the diagonal lines at evenly spaced intervals. Then stick down low-tack masking tape to mask out the diamonds before painting.
Give the floor an unusual design. Split the room into two halves and paint one area in silver and the other in purple.
Re-upholster the sofa in a purple velvet fabric and black outlining fabric. Cover a couple of floor cushions with the same purple fabric to enhance the effect.
Light feature
Make a stylish light feature by mounting two vertical 2m strip lights to the wall and then cover these with large corrugated plastic sheets. Fill the ledge at the front with white pebbles and paint the edges purple.
Breakfast bar
Breakfast bar
Construct a simple bar from MDF and a scaffolding pole. Attach the pole to the floor and ceiling. Cut out two shelves from curved MDF, thread the top shelf and middle shelf through the pole at one end and attach to the wall at the other end.
Between the fireplace and the light feature build a false wall and put in two floor-to-ceiling cupboards using MDF and fretwork panels for the doors. Paint purple to match the walls.
  Products   Paint   Brand   Crown Solo  
  Details   Purple heat; midnight highlight; blue bounty; mellow sage; S1020-B50G; S4050-R   Cost   -  
  Supplier   All good DIY stores          
  Products   Floor Paint   Brand   Ray Munn  
  Details   Syntem 90 Silver   Cost   -  
  Supplier   All good DIY stores          
  Products   Floor Paint   Brand   Beckers  
  Details   Golvakrylat Aquafloor   Cost   -  
  Supplier   All good DIY stores          
  Web/tel   -          
  Products   Chairs   Brand   IKEA  
  Details   Oppala   Cost   -  
  Supplier   IKEA          
  Products   Lights   Brand   -  
  Details   Vertical 6ft strip lights   Cost   -  
  Supplier   QVS          
  Products   Plastic   Brand   -  
  Details   Corrugated plastic sheets   Cost   -  
  Supplier   Ariel Plastics          
  Web/tel   -          
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