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Over the last few decades, Scandinavia has been attracting a lot of attention. Not only are the high standards of living, excellent healthcare and superb education systems the envy of the rest of the world, they’ve also been churning out landmark TV by the bucketload. To top it all off, Scandinavian style has been setting trends for more than half a century.

Scandinavian design seems to be trend proof. Where other design styles come into and go out of fashion, the functional but sleek Nordic style seems to be perennially popular. But just what is a Scandi style living room and how do you incorporate it into your home?

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Sofas are the centre of our worlds. From late night half-asleep film watching to passing a cup of tea and a few biscuits to a long missed friend, we spend a lot of time on our sofas, so they should be little islands of love and harmony in our homes.

If you’re looking for a new sofa, or if you’ve just bought a blue velvet sofa for your living room, here are some of the best tips and tricks for styling it into your own front room oasis.

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It’s no secret that grey is a very popular colour for people’s living rooms right now. And for good reason! With grey-styled homes splashed all over social media, magazines and TV too, everyone is loving this versatile shade. Grey has the ability to add warmth to a colour scheme just as easy as it adds coolness. It can be both edgy and charming, calm and vivid and suit every season and every decor style. The opportunities are truly endless.

While some may be averse to using such a neutral colour for fear that it’ll come across as boring or dull, grey is here to stay and can be adapted across so many different colour schemes. And, if you’re going for a cosy, scandi style living room this autumn/winter, then grey will undoubtedly be your best friend.

Whether you’re already a lover of grey or thinking about jumping on board the trend, we’ve put together a list of 20 cosy grey living room ideas to give you some inspiration and show just how versatile this shade can really be.

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Grey is such a popular colour for home decorating. But with so many homes coming readily installed with beige carpets and cream coloured walls, a lot of people are dubious about putting grey and beige together.

Both colours are on the neutral spectrum, but since grey is often deemed a colder colour, while beige is a warmer tone, the two feel like opposites that don’t quite match.

So, do grey and beige go together?

Not everyone will think so. But with a little planning, there are plenty of ways to blend the two, or to create an intentional clash.

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As we all focus to bring more natural elements into our lives, green living rooms have become increasingly popular.

Often associated with rejuvenation or health, green is the perfect go-to colour if you’re looking to bring new life into your old living space. It has the ability to make a room feel lighter and brighter, even if natural light isn’t available.

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When looking for living room inspiration, neutral and white palettes will always come out top. In fact, white living rooms are one of the most pinned living room ideas of 2021.

If you’re looking to fit the trend, or simply feel that neutrals have a calming effect, this guide is for you.

A lot of people think that neutral living rooms are just stark white or cream. Which can often feel a little cold or impersonal. Luckily there are plenty of warm neutral living room ideas for your cosy retreat.

What you probably don’t realise is that neutral doesn’t just encapsulate creams, beige and white. The palette actually includes any colour that isn’t in a typical color wheel. And that means greys, browns and blacks are there for the taking.

So let’s take a look.

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