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High/low: Bright and cheery living room

High/low: Bright and cheery living room Author: Style At Home

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High/low: Bright and cheery living room

You've followed the rules for decorating with neutral basics. So now what? Take your living room to the next level by layering in colour, pattern and textiles to create a warm, inviting space with design pizzazz.

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A bright and cheery living room can be achieved with any budget and the right inspiration. Check out our high and low versions of a pop-art inspired living room. Sofa Stanley from $3,800, montauksofa.com. highlow-ba-high.jpg

High: $17,485


Drapery Bombay inverted pleat-top interlined polyviscose in Spice $200 per 22" x 96" panel, invudrapery.com. Lamp Kinetic adjustable pharmacy $422, angusandcompany.com. Boxes Tristan faux leather medium $25 each, urbanbarn.com. Side table Oum ceramic $1,620, avenue-road.com. Coffee table Thilde 50" x 27" x 18" tempered glass $549, urbanbarn.com. Armchair Jens solid walnut $1,295, dwr.com. Toss cushions (on sofa, from left) Cornwall custom 20" square linen/cotton floral in Garden $113, 20" square dupioni silk in Peridot and Lemon $63, invudrapery.com; Madeline Weinrib Atelier Luce 18" square blue ikat silk $637, ycocarpet.com; (on chair) 20" dupioni silk in orange $63, invudrapery.com. Floor cushions 26" square Mongolian yak $385 each, visitorparking.ca. Throws cream linen $165, elte.com; orange cashmere $692, 1212decor.com. Vase littala Alvar Aalto white glass 6 1/4" $192, quasimodomodern.com. Glasses Thomas O'Brian Darby crystal double old-fashioned $110 per set of 4, teatroverde.com. Chip and dip bowl rattan and porcelain $35, pier1.ca. Coral on stand $1,000, montauksofa.com. Artwork 24" square Cube giclee on canvas $327, picreativeart.com. Metal bowl Coral pewter $809, ethanallen.com. Rug The Rug Company Paul Smith Swirl 7' x 10' hand-knotted Tibetan wool $8,085, avenue-road.com.

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Low: $4,636


Drapery Felicia polyester in orange $50 per pair of 57" x 98" panels, Lamp IKEA 365+ Brasa reading $90, Boxes Nostalgisk laminated cardboard in brown $13 per pair, ikea.ca. Side table Martini powder-coated cast aluminum in white $159, westelm.com. Coffee table Visio 43" x 24" x 17" tempered glass $399, structube.com. Armchair Phillips solid walnut $849, visitorparking.ca. Toss cushions (on sofa, from left) 20" square floral $25, homesense.ca; 17" square dupioni silk in Juniper and Lemon $30 each, danicaimports.com; 22" square Country Cabin blue ikat viscose/cotton $280, invudraperyco.com; (on chair) 17" square dupioni silk in Persimmon $30, danicaimports.com. Floor cushions 20" square Mongolian sheep $59 each, urbanbarn.com. Throws IKEA PS Stoff polywool in Off-White $30, ikea.ca; baby alpaca in orange $275, elte.com. Vase Iittala Alvar Aalto white glass 4 3/4" $139, quasimodomodern.com. Glasses glass double old-fashioned $6 each, pier1.ca. Chip and dip bowl President's Choice Home Collection rattan and ceramic $20, pc.ca. Coral $20, invudraperyco.com. Artwork 24" square unpainted canvases $24, acrylic paints $5 each (250 mL), deserres.ca. Metal bowl (on floor) Twig $25, bowring.com. Rug Hollywood Classic 8' x 10' multistripe hand-knotted wool $1,995, elte.com.

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