How to: Create the Perfect Lazy Living Room

How to: Create the Perfect Lazy Living Room

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Lie back, conk out and chill like you don’t have work tomorrow – it’s what living rooms are for. They’re your prime spot for vegging out on five episodes of Game of Thrones in a row, slopping Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Dough ice-cream down your gullet and twitching the volume up on the remote whenever your attention wanes.

Chances are your living room will be the part of your home you use most. Your friends will drape themselves on your sofa after a night out, your kids will run around the Christmas tree in the corner to open their pressies, and your parents will moan about the nick of your living room while they spill coffee on your table.

These Kodak moments are the things that buttress the more mundane aspects of your life – do you want poor interior design to get in their way?

Your parents might have a point about the nick of your room. The tellies on the blink, the settee feels like Chinese water torture and your wallpaper wouldn’t look out of place in an episode of Life on Mars.  

So here are a few tips to turn your manky living room into the most relaxing space in your home.

Serene Sitting

Seating arrangements can make or break a gathering in your home. Imagine sitting down at a friend’s house and feeling like your spinal cord had just been detached. It’s hardly the warmest welcome, is it?
And your friends will be thinking the same if your seats aren’t crisp and comfy. But a quality sofa doesn’t have to be difficult to track down. In our view, the best sofas you’ll find online are from Saxon, which has developed a diverse range to suit almost any space.

Pick a colour, material and style from their site and you’ll enjoy greater comfort as soon as it’s delivered.

Chilled Out Colors

If your living room is (God forbid) shocking pink or neon orange, relaxation probably isn’t on the cards. The ideal living room should contain colours to relax you after a difficult day, not stress you out more than a psychedelic Dulux colour chart.

Speaking of Dulux, head to their site and view their colour wheels to find tones that will ease you (dark reds or deep violets should do the job). Their selection is vast, so you’ll be sure to find what you need.

Class Through and Through

Every living room should have a touch of class amidst the reality TV binges. So why not invest in a moderately priced bookshelf and pack it full of literary classics? Antique books are for sale from various sites, but we’d recommend Blackwell’s Rare Books. They’re pricey, but the rarities you’ll find in their selection will make your living room dazzle.

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