Decorating video: New Victorian living room
Dramatic colour and rich textures are key to creating this luxurious scheme. Set off a purple velvet Chesterfield sofa with a wall painted in a juicy shade of plum. Styled and presented by Diana Civil.
Choose a dark colour to create a sumptuous backdrop, then balance the scheme with similar deep shades and highlight with gold accessories.
Step 2: Floors
A soft wool carpet in a deep shade of brown creates a harmonious look by blending with the tones of the walls and furniture.
Step 3: Furniture
This luxurious purple Chesterfield sofa with its buttoned back and high arms has a classic shape that will stand the test of time.
Step 4: Windows
Curtains in opulent silk are perfect for this scheme. Line them with a contrasting fabric for added glamour and tie them back with a heavy tassel.
Step 5: Accessories
Complete the look with a mix of textured cushions in rich berry colours, coloured glassware for extra sparkle and a gilt mirror for glamour.
Walls painted in Burst Feature Wall matt emulsion in Mulberry, £10.59 per 1.25ltr, Dulux. Curtains in Arkona Collection Iola 8605 silk, £49 per m, lining in Lucido Plains 93% viscose and 7% silk in Amethyst 7466, £27 per m, both Harlequin. Cage curtain pole, £29.98, B&Q. Alhambra tassel tieback, £40, John Lewis. Wool Cord Sable 5790 carpet, £42 per sq m, The Alternative Flooring Company. Plum Bands rug, from £70 for W100 x L150cm, Next. Grande Dame sofa (H75 x W220 x D98cm) in Seduction Grape, £2,436, Sofa Workshop. Cushions on sofa (from left): Linea Miso Stencil Leaf, £30, House of Fraser; Velvet Ripple in green (just seen), £20, Casoni Wasabi striped, £35, both John Lewis; Regency in Dijon Yellow, £29, Habitat; Linea purple linen Swirl, £30, House of Fraser. Wilton armchair in Brianza Aubergine, £1,500, John Lewis. Trumpet side table in metallic gold lacquer (H62 x Dia50cm), £295, Louis black coffee table (H45 x W120 x D72cm), £595, Louis black tower shelving unit (H144 x W45 x D45cm), £650, all Heal\'s. On side table: floral vase, £35, Marks & Spencer. On coffee table: gold lacquer Mosaic tray, £18, The Pier; hurricane lamp used as vase, £25, Marks & Spencer; notebook, £8, Paperchase. On shelving unit: brass leaf bowl, £75, The Conran Shop; Snowstorm brass laser-cut storage boxes, £150 for a set of three, The Conran Shop. On mantelpiece: Caroline purple glass table lamps (H70 x Dia30cm), £100 each, Heal's; pillar candlesticks, £17.50 each, Bobble candlesticks, £12.50 each, all Paperchase. LSA glass tea-light holders in Heather, £11 each, Megan gilt mirror (H90 x W90cm), £200, all John Lewis. On wall: Calvello frames, from £14 each, Paperchase; postcards (in frames), find similar at major bookshops.