A colonial style living room mixes traditional British aesthetics with oriental, exotic influences. Thus, dark hardwood furniture, robust and simple in form, is often balanced with earth tone colour palette. If a coffee table and bookcases are in dark mahogany, your corner sofa and armchairs should veer towards warm creams or beiges for more visual lightness. The colonial style would be nothing without all the right decorations. Items and patterns that remind you of far-flung corners of the world - African masks, figurines of elephants, oriental ceramics - and green plants will perfectly inscribe in the colonial style aesthetics. The trick is, however, not to overcharge the interior with too many details, as the colonial style likes space and comfort. A vintage world map, a globe, patterned cushions, or a Moroccan style carpet will help you introduce the exotic character to the room. Colour-wise, keep to browns, beiges, whites, greens, and sandy or rusty hues. The main idea is to create a functional and comfortable interior with a slightly laid-back vibe.