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Sunny Sitting Room
Sunny Sitting Room
Room: Living Room
Colours: Yellow;
Style: Global; Modern;
Budget: Medium
Programme: DIY SOS
Designer: Brigid Calderhead;
Feature: An inset fireplace with glass door
Create a contemporary light and airy living space fused with a taste of India. Creams and greens mingle with a touch of shimmering gold enhanced by soft furnishings and fabric.

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The walls
The walls
Fill holes in walls and remove laminate from all surfaces. Where necessary skim the walls with plaster and leave to dry before painting. Paint the walls a rich cream colour. On either side of the chimneybreast, paint a panel of sage green paint.
Flooring
Flooring
Level the floor with 6mm ply to cover the existing floorboards. On top of this, limestone coloured porcelain tiles. This will give the room a real sophisticated feel.
Fireplace
Fireplace
Consider installing a gas fire in the fireplace. Gas fires are easy to use and cut down on the amount of dust in a room.
Dining area
Dining area
Create a dining area at one end of the room. Choose light pine furniture to keep with the airy feel in the room.
Fabric touches
Fabric touches
To give the room an Indian feel, why not use some stunning Indian fabrics? Choose shimmering gold and red sari fabric for a table runner and some floaty silver for the curtains.
Sofas
Sofas
Cover cream sofas with throws made from the same sari fabric used for the table runner. Add some coloured cushions to create an intimate living area.
Artwork
Artwork
Using leftover scraps from the curtain fabric and soft furnishings, it is possible to make some lovely framed pictures for the wall. Simply cut out a design or area from the fabric and with material glue, stick onto card and then place in a frame.
Fireplace with daisies
Finishing touches
Finally, dress the room with bright green and white plants such as daisies to give the room a homely feel.
  Products   Paint   Brand   Crown, one coat solo silk  
  Details   Mid sheen cream   Cost   -  
  Supplier   All good DIY stores          
  Web/tel   www.crownpaint.co.uk          
  Products   Paint   Brand   Crown  
  Details   Period Colours Promenade   Cost   -  
  Supplier   All good DIY stores          
  Web/tel   www.crownpaint.co.uk          
  Products   Paint   Brand   Crown, eggshell  
  Details   Parsonage Green   Cost   -  
  Supplier   All good DIY stores          
  Web/tel   www.crownpaint.co.uk          
  Products   Floor Tiles   Brand   Natural Tiles  
  Details   400mm x 400mmPorcelain Prema   Cost   -  
  Supplier   Natural Tiles          
  Web/tel   Tel: 0117 9413707          
  Products   Fireplace   Brand   Anglia Fireplaces  
  Details   Topsham   Cost   -  
  Supplier   Anglia Fireplaces          
  Web/tel   Tel: 01223 234713 www.fireplaces.co.uk          
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