When a room looks dark and with no focus, add a fireplace to bring a centre.
fireplace is recessed, bookcases to ceiling. Where's the marlin go? ... Victorian living room
Tulse Hill Home - traditional - Living Room - London - Paul Craig Photography
Grey walls, white details, Victorian living room
Slate Grey wall by Dulux. Mirror from Ikea. Sofa from DFS. See this Instagram photo by @hollyphotobooth • 829 likes
Cafe style shutters on a Victorian bay all closed More
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Here's how this part of the room could look, with built-in cupboards below the shelves, cornicing and the fireplace painted white. A central chandelier would look good too
With smaller and lots of framed art on that wall, some jazzy cushions and a jazzy rug, and maybe some random bits of nik-naks here and there, this would be my perfect room.
Renovation of the Year 2016 winner: Victorian house is former home of Titanic chief engineer Joseph Bell