Green Living Room
Found this beaut browsing Apartment Therapy. I love the natural, botanical feel, and the contemporary geometric print on the traditional style armchair.
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1 Finding animal artwork was quite tricky, so unless you can illustrate your own, Tom Beecham’s posters on AllPosters fit the bill nicely. They’re only £9.99 each for a 40x18cm print, and will fit into a 50x23cm IKEA ‘Rbba’ frame, which is £5. (You may want to buy/make your own mount to frame them).
2 Bamboo roller blind. £6.99 Argos
3 ‘Chartreuse’ matt emulsion paint. £14.99 for 2.5l, Homebase
4 Cream ‘Glaze Urn’ table lamp. £39.99 Homebase
5 Lime green tin bucket. £2.90 eBay
6 Jacquard stripe cushion. £10 Matalan
7 ‘Godkanna’ bowl. £12.50 IKEA
8 ‘Lucy’ 3 seater sofa in Linen Beige. £799 Made
9 Nest of tables. £29.99 Argos
10 Shaggy rug in natural. £64 Wilkinsons
DIYA bit more work, but with a box of bits and tutorials a click away, you can create something by hand and at a fraction of the price of buying new
1 The ‘Ektorp Jennylund’ armchair, £130 from IKEA has a removable cover, which makes it perfect for dying. Dylon machine dye makes it easy to do at home, and something like ‘Tropical Green’, £4.99 from Wilkinsons is ideal. You can use less than the amount stated on the box for a paler finish.
2 I love the idea of taking a super cheap pine coffee table like this one for £9.99 from Argos and turning it into something really different. Paint to top using hard wearing furniture and cupboard paint in black, £19.95, and stain the legs with dark oak wood dye, £4.25, both from Wilkinsons.
3 Find some geometric print fabric like this chevron design from FabricBuy. To make a piped cushion, cut fabric into pieces 2cm larger than you want it to end up, and buy a zip, piping and cord from a haberdashery. These Youtube videos are great for showing how to attach piping to a cushion: and to put in the zip: