The biggest challenge of a formal living room or drawing room is decorating it so that you want to use it more often than just high days and holidays,' says Emma Sims Hilditch, Creative Director & Founder, Sims Hilditch.
'The dining room – as we once knew it – has had to reinvent itself over the years as many people opt for open-plan and, more recently, broken-plan living ideas.
'What is the point of a room that doesn’t have regular usage? Every formal reception room should have atmosphere. It should be a reflection of the owner, not a soulless room without personality,' advises Emma.
Berceli of New Jersey can design a space inspired by home library ideas. The textures and colors of the books give this formal living space a more welcoming, characterful feel.
Berceli NJ Marketing team.