Create an informal classic look

An informal classical scheme that is elegant whilst being practical and relaxed.

Hempton sofa in roomset

By Imelda Lewis, Interior Design Consultant at Guildford

The objective for this scheme was to create an informal classical feel that was elegant but practical and relaxed for easy living.

The Hempton sofa's fixed back and casual arrangement of scatter cushions paired with the vibrant abstract fabric make a striking style statement, tempered with tactile, textured fabrics in a colour palette of creams, celadon greens and duckegg blues to give a sense of balance and calm.

The whole scheme is finished off with versatile thimbles and a footstool to create a comfortable family room with an air of casual chic.

Informal classic look

How to create an informal classic look

Style and substance

A clever combination of a classic generously sized sofa, a bold print and plentiful cushions give a casual layered effect with an indulgent feel.


Tactile textures

Even if you opt for a cool understated look adding tactile textures such as a slubby linen or a natural wool will add warmth and depth to your scheme.

Loosley styled

Loose covers combine a relaxed look with practicality, both ideal qualities for busy family living.