You’re not boring – why should your living room be? With the change of seasons coming up and the kids heading back to school soon, it’s the ideal time to give the lounge a new look. The good news is, our new Home Edit has just landed – and we’ve got tons of fantastic ideas for you to create a living space that reflects you and your family’s distinctive style.
And what’s more, you can achieve an amazing makeover, whatever your budget. No need to buy an all new suite of furniture – some eye-catching accessories, rugs, wall hangings, side tables, or storage containers can completely transform a room!
For fans of the colourful, the eclectic, and the modern, we’ve created a look-book of delightful “Offbeat” options to brighten up your living room. The keys to this trend? Vibrant colour, interesting patterns, and graphic shapes. This approach is ideally suited if your major furniture pieces are in a minimalist, monochrome or ‘Scandanavian’ style. Think of the room as a blank canvas, then get inspired with colourful additions such as a side table, nested storage boxes, or Stockholm ceiling pendant in on-trend duck egg blue. For contrast, add an interesting mix of textures and colours, with some throws, pillows, plants, or a fabulous Hana Rug.
If your style is more earthy and homey, then the Artisan trend is perfect for you. Think warm tones, loads of texture, and botanical accents! This look is an ideal complement to a plush, overstuffed sofa and warm wood-toned furniture. Start by choosing a woven or faux-fur area rug or two – we particularly love the Geo Artisan rug, available in soft shades of brown or grey, and the classic Jute Rug option. These warm oak nesting tables can be used to create visual interest around the room – top them with a plants in textured containers, a retro-chic reading lamp or an antique-look candle holder, to cast a warm glow around the room. Hanging a mirror is a neat trick to make any space appear larger and more light-filled: this textured wood-framed suburst design Cavalos mirror complements the Artisan look perfectly.
What’s wonderful about both these trends is that you can really develop your own signature look and create an uniquely welcoming space, whether you’re watching telly with the family or entertaining friends. Let your imagination be your guide! For more ideas and inspiration, visit our Home Edit page on Littlewoods website.