Budget blue living room
Now you can redecorate your living room on a budget of just £500 without compromising on original style. We set ourselves the challenge to do just that, using bright paint, fabulous fabrics, coordinating accessories and clever space-saving ideas.
Updated February 2009
Blue front room makeover
Liven up a room with bright walls. Walls in Sky Blue matt emulsion, Focus. Floor in Brilliant White gloss, Dulux. Klippan two-seater sofa, Havbro rug (W133 x L200cm), Vivan curtains, all Ikea. Striped curtain borders (from top): Larkfield braid JM13E-13, Romany braid JM19E-05, Jane Churchill; plain silk ribbon, John Lewis. Cushions on sofa (from left): pillowcases, Dunelm Mill; Tea Towel, Ikea; Ashbourne flower fabric, Dunelm Mill; wide-stripe Tea Towel, Ikea; blue, Matalan. Suedette cubes, in Ashbourne flower fabric, as before, piped in Bahia Plain Royal, Dunelm Mill. Premium TV table, Dunelm Mill, painted in Brilliant White matt emulsion,Dulux. On table: lamp, Matalan; Pergola teacup and saucer, Rörstrand at House of Fraser. Lillberg rocking chair, Ikea. Cushion pad, in Pastorale fabric, both John Lewis. Ribba frames, Ikea. Notebooks, find similar at Paperchase. Hyacinths, from a selection, Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Centre.
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