From film nights on the sofa, a fun place for the children to play, or a sanctuary to relax with a book - this space works hard. You entertain friends here. It may even double as a home office or an occasional guest room.
It could easily end up cluttered, with books and blankets on the sofa, electronics and cups on the coffee table, and toys all over the floor.
You need to create a practical space that looks good. And here’s how:
Start by thinking about layout. Divide the room into zones using rugs, lighting and furniture.
Set up a reading zone, with a comfy chair and good lighting. Create a TV zone with a sofa and coffee table at the opposite end of the room. Define the play area with a large rug.
Clever storage solutions are essential, creating a home for everything. Ideally, go for fitted storage to make best use of all available space, including those tricky areas you’ve never been able to use.
Imagine transforming an awkward alcove into a mini home-office you can use by day but hide away at night.
Stash toys in child-accessible low-level cupboards, while books and electronics can go higher up.
Include shelves for books and photos for that cosy feel and invest in dual-use furniture. A footstool can double as storage for board games, while a sofa bed can turn your sitting room into a guest room.
Make sure the whole family knows where things go and tidying up takes minutes. A little planning can make your sitting room go a long way and offer a welcoming space for everyone.
Create your dream living room with the help of Hammonds and book your free design visit today.