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Lounging, lolling, snoozing, vegetating in front of a Netflix boxset marathon – those lazy days are what living rooms were made for. It’s where you’ll hang out with friends, chill with your partner or idle those relaxed Sundays away with a good book.
In short, it’s the most important room in your house – so you better put some TLC into its design.
With that in mind, I’ve come up with a few great ways to make those lazy days as comfortable as possible. Have a look.
Recline and relax
If you’ve got a old and uncomfortable set of chairs, then sitting on them probably feels a lot like Chinese water torture – a drop of pain on your lower back will soon feel like a rush of irritation if you stay seated for long enough.
You need a seating arrangement that can let you relax without developing a bad back. I’ve been pondering the comfort of a Sherborne recliners.
Reclining with the simple flick of a button, Sherborne recliners get the A grade from us for their ease of use and back-relaxing comfort.
You might secretly love Celebrity Big Brother, but there’s little more impressive in a well-designed living room than a dash of highbrow culture.
Invest in a well-kept bookshelf (a solid mahogany gives the classiest look) and purchase a few literary classics, from Homer to Dickens. Top off the effect with some well-placed ornaments on your shelf. Not only will it create an excellent counterpoint to your telly, but you’ll also gain a cracking set of books to read.
That time you and your pals went on an impulsive trip to Malaga; the day, after four long years, you graduated; the best birthday you ever had – they’re all memories that should be strewn around your living room like little nuggets of happiness.
But when does a lot of happy mementoes cross the line into too many happy mementoes?
Try to be tasteful when you’re placing photos of your loved ones, deciding the middle-ground between loving and cluttered.
Get that balance right and you’ll have a wave of nostalgia that won’t turn into a flood.
Find your focus
The perfect interior design isn’t achieved with a scattershot approach. Instead, it requires focus and consistency. And what better way to find consistency than with a focal point for your room?
A decadent fireplace often acts as a great focal point, anchoring the room with its grandeur. But a cheaper alternative is to create a feature wall, a wall with a pattern distinct from the rest of the space that will catch the eye.
Never underestimate the draw of a good focal point. With enough consideration, you’ll have an object that will really bring your room together – and make your sitting area all the more special.