Laurent Bathroom, August 26th , 2017. Trick the eye, the amount of space you have and what the eye perceives aren’t necessarily the same thing. Play with the boundaries of perception by tiling the side of your bath and the wall with the same design – it makes it hard to distinguish where each begins, thereby making your space feel larger. Marble is particularly effective here, as it looks almost like one huge sheet and the individual tiles aren’t very obvious.
Laurent Dining room, August 26th , 2017. Double function room, for those without a separate room, a small dining area can sit neatly behind a sofa as part of a larger living space. When the table is not in use, it can be used like a mantelpiece, or sidetable, and dressed with flowers and attractive accessories. Alternatively, put it to use as a desk, somewhere for the children to do their homework or indulge in some arts and crafts.
Laurent Bathroom, August 27th , 2017. Paper a cloakroom, one of the best ways to disguise a small bathroom is to create interest and a striking wallpaper is ideal for this. If you have a bath or shower in the room (rather than it being a cloakroom), make sure you buy one that’s made specifically for bathrooms, which will cope with the damp, warm conditions.
Laurent Bathroom, August 27th , 2017. Turn a problem into a feature, use every inch of an attic space by building a bath into the eaves. If you have an awkwardly shaped ceiling – like this loft bathroom – turn it into a decorative feature. Paint the ceiling white to contrast with the statement wallpaper behind. It’s a great way to add character in a confined space.
Laurent Dining room, August 26th , 2017. While storage is key, you don’t want bulky pieces of furniture disrupting the flow of the room so try going for wall-hung shelving. It’s an opportunity to show off collectables, fine china and vintage pieces, which will give the room a bit of character. If you’re dining area is in an open-plan space, a room divider in the form of a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf will help create a sense of initmacy while also providing a space to decoratively display books and objects.
Laurent Bathroom, August 27th , 2017. When the time came to redecorate their bathroom, the owners turned to social media to inspire their fabulous new scheme. ‘When we moved in, we weren’t keen on the bathroom, but it had some nice features,’ say the owners. ‘We liked the shape of the basin, the bath was comfy and the big window kept the room bright.’
Laurent Bathroom, August 27th , 2017. Add a hint of colour to a white suite, while a white bathroom suite is the best choice for opening up a small space, it can sometimes feel a little stark if the whole room is white. That’s why a hint of colour on the walls is the perfect compromise: light enough to create an airy feel, but with bags more character. Here, the storage alcoves were built from tongue-and-groove panelling, then painted in white to contrast with the raspberry walls and striking cobalt-blue tiles.
Laurent Living Room, August 26th , 2017. Jungle-themed living room, with luxe textiles, olive tree stumps and lashings of foliage, the living room embodies all things safari. Rather than knock out the dated natural rock fireplace wall, the owner’s have concealed it with a plaster screen, with lights behind to give a soft glow in the evening.
Laurent Dining room, August 26th , 2017. A great example of a modern dining space, this room has used discreet modular storage to achieve the most of the space. The space serves equally as a working area and entertaining space. The easy access to the garden means that rather than being a forgotten room, the dining space is constantly busy and relevant.
Laurent Bathroom, August 27th , 2017. Fit a sunken bath, f you’re renovating your bathroom or en suite, consider installing a sunken bath. Provided you have the space for it below your floorboards, a sunken bath will streamline your bathroom, giving it a luxurious, hotel-style feel.
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