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Want to live at Downton Abbey? Get the period look with our interiors tips

HomeBauer Xceladvice
Want to live at Downton Abbey? Get the period look with our interiors tips
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Make a statement

Use a statement sofa to instantly transform your living room into a pretty drawing room. Choose a design with all-over patterned fabric, a neutral colour palette and brass feet for the ultimate period look. Our Turner range is ideal for this, offering a range of muted fabrics in prints from stripes to florals.  

Don’t be afraid to clash

This look is all about clashing florals so accessorise to the max. Use floral print lamp shades, cushions, crockery and fresh flowers - once you start collecting, you won’t be able to stop!

Add a touch of grandeur

Vintage chandeliers make any room sparkle but unless you live in a castle this isn’t always an option. Instead, cast a twinkle over your home with glass pendant ceiling lights and as many glass candlesticks as you can find.

 

Adorn the walls

Bold wallpaper and beautiful murals make for the most decadent of rooms but if you’re not ready to commit to covering an entire wall, why not make use of frames. Simply cover a canvas or use a vintage style picture frame to mount your choice of wallpaper. Go bold and opt for bright stripes, enchanting birds or striking paisley prints to get the period look.  

Add finishing touches

Silverware is a period home must-have. Whether you are buying old or new, a pretty tea tray set will furnish any room with a vintage feel and give teatime a grand sense of occasion.

 

To see the full Turner range at DFS, click here