As the highly anticipated retelling of Beauty and the Beast is set to be released in the UK, people everywhere will be thinking about how they can add a touch of the magic of the film to their own homes.
Set in a magical castle, the grand décor may be too fantastical for some, however there are ways to bring together charming elements of beauty with beast-like touches to create an enchanting vibe in your very own château.
Simon Nicholson, Furniture Buying Director at ScS, believes the perfect way to embrace the enchanted theme is to pair statement pieces of furniture with small, chic accessories. “The enchanted look can be difficult to master, with deep tones and extravagant decorations overpowering a room very quickly.
“For a modern take on the theme, start by choosing one stand out piece, such as a sofa in a luxurious, metallic material to add texture and opulence to your living space. If metallics aren’t for you, try making a statement with your sofa using traditional tartan patterns, and cushions featuring prints such as stags or other regal creatures for that cosy tavern feel. Team with a variety of candles, lights, and rose or yellow gold accents to add interest throughout the room.
|Sofa: Luna 3 Seater Sofa Standard Back (in Mink/Pearl colourway)
Occasional furniture: Clifton Occasional Furniture Collectioned
Wallpaper: Maple Tree Mica
Paint: Gracious 6007-1A Valspar
Flooring: Lagoon Champagne
The beauty of these sofas works wonderfully with dark, beast-like wooden furniture, such as our Clifton open coffee table (pictured). Intricate detailing, such as silver studs on our Luna’s sofa arms, and prints with an animalistic-feel, seen on our Argyle, are very on trend this year, so look for these additions to complete a truly enchanting look.
|Sofa: Argyle 3 Seater Sofa Scatter Back in Highland Collection Beige,
Occasional furniture: Clifton Occasional Furniture Collection
Paint: Stone Age R205D Valspar
Flooring: Ultimate Vinyl Time Elm 546
If you’re a big fan of the tale, why don’t you go all out and add in some of the key enchanted elements, such as the candlestick, the iconic rose dome and the tea set?
Simon added: “If the thought of decorating and accessorising your whole room seems too overwhelming, then simply grasp the charmed look with an ultimate fairy-tale inspired sofa and statement armchair, which can be seen in our Balmoral collection. Inspired by the ambience of a grand ballroom, the striking golden shade stands out and helps complement any room, with tassels adding something a little special.
|Sofa: Balmoral 3 Seater, 2 seater sofa, Balmoral wing chair and footstool
Paint: Tweed Jacket c21.5 Valspar
Flooring: Silver 4V Laminate Virginia Walnut
“A fabric full of deep golds and decorative patterns, with detailing to the feet and the arm rests; make it the ultimate piece to add that magical touch to your living room. Complete this statement look with the contrasting wing chair, to create a beast like effect, that makes for a true focal point.”
Beauty and the Beast appears on the big screen from the 17th March, so why not embrace the enchantment and get creative with your decorating and interior ideas?
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