Practical shelving makes the most of the alcove space in this living room, with a large space on the bottom shelf to store logs to fuel the traditional wood-burning stove. Light wooden flooring is teamed with a fresh white rug to match the sofa.
Deep colours are on-trend but need contrast to shine. If you have a black fireplace, try pairing it with reflective textures, such as glowing bronze metallics and warm copper, and some jewel tones with flowers. Add a few different floral displays, too.