Springfield House - Adelaide
Photographer: Sam Noonan
What Houzz contributors are saying:
5. Ivory, ebony and earth tonesIvory and ebony are winners together: add some earth tones like red clay as an accent and there you have a living-room colour palette that can stand the test of time.Tip: Earth tones are a colour scheme that draw their palette from earth essentials like clay, mud, rock, moss and more to give you a palette of browns, tans, warm greys and greens. So instead of a clay-coloured wall (as shown), you can use grey or moss green and it’ll still look drop-dead gorgeous. The key is to play the monochromes well.
Beside the couchThe living room requires power points for various reasons: Plugging in the vacuum cleaner, the floor lamp, the iPad, or even the computer on those days your couch becomes your office. By installing sockets behind the couch at either end, they will not only prove to be very convenient, they will also be hidden from view. Because let’s face it, power points are not the most attractive addition to your home.Tip: Try to position your power points in the middle of the room. This means you won’t have to drag wires across the floor, or keep unplugging the vacuum cleaner and moving it to a different socket!
ColourIf you’ve found your dream sofa but are unsure what colour is going to work with your decor, or you haven’t decided on a look yet, stick with a neutral. It will probably work with any of the colours or patterns you introduce at a later date. If your decor plan has a predominantly warm palette, choose a beige, mushroom or cream sofa. A grey, charcoal and even white sofa will work best with a cool colour palette. Punchy colour should come from accessory pillows or throw rugs as these can easily be replaced when the next colour trend hits.Tip: If you feel that a colourful sofa will work in your home, choose one in a colour that will be easier to style as trends change over time.