BRING CALM TO THE CHAOS WITH THIS LIGHT AND AIRY SCHEME, WHERE NATURAL TEXTURES AND MUTED COLOURS HELP CREATE A RELAXED, NURTURING SPACE
Calm, serene and clutter-free, with a soothing feel. This space is a welcome retreat from our busy lives – we all deserve our own personal sanctuary. This living room will give you the feeling you get after an afternoon at the spa. It’s simple and understated, with a soft colour palette that’s easy on the eye. And it’s multifunctional, too.
This space is super-flexible, featuring plenty of comfortable seating options – from an invitingly shaped sofa to daybeds. The Duplet Daybed in Grey has been separated to make two flexible sofa benches, which once arranged with our Cape Sofa in Edie Dusky Pink, form an inviting u-shape arrangement. Perfect for lying back to take a moment to relax.
“This room has a liveable, layered look with warm, neutral colours and textures inspired by nature”
Accents of wood, jute and greenery are key to this look. Touches of oak, like the Croft Collection Lorn Dining Bench used as a side table, echo the pale wooden floor. Our jute pouffe is the perfect spot to pop your feet up, while a selection of baskets keep clutter at bay and add plenty of texture. An abundance of houseplants bring a sense of calm and tranquility, as well as providing many health benefits including stress relief and improving air quality.
“More and more people are thinking about how to integrate mindfulness into their homes”
Natural light is a must to create a sense of wellbeing. Swap heavy curtains for lightweight voiles that can gently billow in the breeze as you enjoy a favourite book. Voiles can also be used to screen off areas of your living room, just as we have here, where yoga and meditation happen away from the main seating area.
A SENSE OF CALM
Bring in plenty of textured accessories such as rugs, cushions and throws, choosing cottons, faux fur and linen to add to the sense of wellbeing – this is a room made for snuggling in. Scented candles and diffusers play to our sense of smell – choose relaxing lavender or jasmine and arrange on a simple tray.
‘As our lives become more and more hectic, this sense of your own space is becoming increasingly important,’ says Fionnuala. ‘So much of our lives happen in open-plan spaces, so it’s easy to see the appeal of creating your own sanctuary, somewhere you can get more privacy and be on your own.’