Perhaps you’re planning on moving house or just maybe those recent Wimbledon and Euro 2012 parties you hosted have made you realise it’s high time for a refurb? Either way, choosing the right items for your living room is vital if you want to make the right impression. From coffee tables and sofas, to bookshelves and lighting – take a look at our suggestions for livening up your living room!
Sofas have become the focal point of every living room in recent years. They have to be comfortable, stylish and practical and choosing the right one can really dictate the style of the rest of the room. If you’re looking for something that’s stylish and yet durable enough to withstand everything a young family can throw at it then a leather sofa
is the obvious choice. From the timeless Chesterfield style sofas to modern spins on retro designs, leather sofas can be cleaned easily and add an element of class to any room.
If you’re tired of losing the TV remote down the back of the sofa then investing in a coffee or side table is a great idea. Not only are coffee tables functional but they can also complement the style of your room. Glass-topped tables add a touch of class, while many have a shelf underneath to store magazines and hide away clutter. If you have wooden floors, choose designs with castors for ease of use.
Whether you’re going for a modern contemporary look or a more classic style for your living room, you have many choices when it comes to floor lighting. Floor lamps with adjustable arms look particularly chic and also prove to be very practical as you’re able to angle the light to best suit your needs. Lamps with inbuilt dimmer switches allow you to adjust the lighting to create a specific mood.
Along with a sofa, a bookcase can be the focal point of your living room. Aside from providing a space for your favourite reading material, you can also use the shelves as a home for your favourite photographs and ornaments. Choose a shelving unit in a high-gloss red finish for a dramatic modern look. Many modern bookcases come without back panels and therefore make excellent room dividers too.