Green Living Room

green roomFound this beaut browsing Apartment Therapy. I love the natural, botanical feel, and the contemporary geometric print on the traditional style armchair.



Items ready and waiting for you to purchase from our Great British Highstreet

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

‘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


A 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: 


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One response to “Green Living Room”

  1. says :

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