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DIY transformation turns tired room into 'luxurious' space with 'perfect shade' of paint


Updating a Victorian terraced house in West London, one DIY enthusiast detailed how the “perfect shade” for her living room turned her blank canvas into a stunning modern space with a luxe feel.

Rosie Stanton, who lives with her gorgeous dog Basil and her husband, has transformed the once-dated property.

The blue living room is the hub of the home, where Rosie decided to be “daring” with her choice of paint.

“We wanted to be daring with the colour as we had moved from a flat that was painted in a light grey throughout, so we wanted to be more adventurous this time around,” Rosie said.

“The walls are painted in Paint and Paper Library in the colour Squid Ink.”

Rosie, who described her style as an eclectic mix of lux, industrial and urban modern style, said: “This was the perfect shade for us.

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“Jewel tones are bold and exciting and naturally inspire creativity and ooze personality in any space they are used.”

The couple has to update the house substantially when they bought it.

However, this left them a blank canvas to work on in the living room, which they hoped to bring a snug feel to.

Rosie explained: “We did a fair amount of work to the house when we bought it, we added new electrics and new plumbing so this room was eventually replastered which gave us a great blank canvas to work with.

“We wanted it to feel cosier than other rooms in the house as this is where we spend most of our evenings to chill out.”

It is safe to say, before the makeover the room was in desperate need of some TLC.

The couple totally changed the colour scheme, opening up the bay window with plantation-style shutters to make the most of the natural light, and installing a new fireplace.

The room was a hit with Instagram users, with a number commenting on Rosie’s pictures of the room.

One wrote: “Love the dark tones in this room.”

Another said: “Love all the dark moody colors.”

“Gosh, what a beautiful transformation, you’ve brought so much character to this space!” one said.

Another wrote: “Love the light coming in through the shutters!”

Another incredible DIY transformation saw a woman knock out a bedroom to create a stunning hallway. 

While an extra bedroom might raise the value of a house on the market, the DIY enthusiast said: “We didn’t need the box bedroom- and it felt like the biggest waste of a beautiful view and lots of natural light.

“So we demolished the wall (luckily it wasn’t structural!) and created an open plan study area!”



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