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Looking For Your Perfect Sofa? See If These Styles Inspire

Whatever kind of seating you need for your living space, here’s how to pick a couch that will feel right at home Houzz Contributor. Editor in Chief of RealHomes.com. I am an editor, journalist,… More Your sofa needs to work for your lifestyle, fit into your space, and be comfy and gorgeous, too. That’s quite a tall order, but the ...

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7 Essential Elements for an Art Deco-style Living Room

Channel the luxurious style of 1920s and 30s interiors by introducing a little Art Deco-inspired design Houzz UK Editorial Staff. I’m a freelance journalist with more than 13 years’ experience… More If you’re hoping to create a living space that’s striking, elegant and ever so slightly luxurious, look to the bold colours, sumptuous fabrics and sleek metallic surfaces of Art ...

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10 Times Cushions Have Completed a Living Room

Get ready to layer up on comfort, colour, texture and pattern – these ideas will turn a plain room into a plush space Houzz Contributor. Editor in Chief of RealHomes.com. I am an editor, journalist,… More Extra sofa or floor cushions aren’t just a practical addition to a living room – they’ll set the tone, allowing you to refresh the ...

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No Chimney Breast? No Problem

Boxy, featureless rooms ruining your home’s feel? Don’t be downcast – you can fake a fab focal point, fireplace or not Houzz Contributor. Editor in Chief of RealHomes.com. I am an editor, journalist,… More There’s no denying that an inviting hearth set within an original chimney breast gives a room instant character. But a room without one can be just ...

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Haven’t Got Built-in Alcove Shelving or Cabinetry? Don’t Worry…

…there are lots of interesting alternatives that will make your room (and alcoves) stand out from the crowd Houzz Contributor. Editor in Chief of RealHomes.com. I am an editor, journalist,… More It’s tempting to jam your living room alcoves with fitted shelving and cabinetry, then pack them with everything from books and photos to toys and paperwork. But if you ...

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Do I need a coffee table?

Like the idea of ditching a trad coffee table? These smart and comfortable living rooms will show you the possibilities Houzz Contributor. I’m a freelance journalist and editor writing for nationals, magazines… More Sofa plus coffee table is such an automatic living room combination, many of us don’t even stop to consider the alternatives. But whether you’re motivated by the ...

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7 Inspiring Ways to Use Duck Egg Blue in Your Living Room

This delicate shade is super-versatile – check out these varied schemes to see how it could work in your home Houzz UK Editorial Staff. I’m a freelance journalist with more than 13 years’ experience… More Light, fresh and tranquil, duck egg blue is a timeless colour choice that looks good in any space. These living rooms show how this versatile ...

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5 Things You Never Knew You Needed in Your Living Room

Think you’ve ticked all the boxes? You might be surprised… Sometimes we don’t know we need something until we actually see it. Check out these five finds and see if they’re just what your living room is missing. More in this series: 5 Things You Never Knew You Needed in Your Garden A reading lampLow-level living room lighting provides the ...

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How to Create a Storage Area Underneath Your TV

Make room for your digital equipment with these neat ideas Houzz UK Editorial Staff. I’m a freelance journalist with more than 13 years’ experience… More A television is an essential item in many living rooms, but we’re often stumped about how to store the digital items that go with it. Check out these ideas for some inspiration on how to ...

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How Do I Brighten Up My Dark Living Room for Summer?

See how to make a dark-painted room feel fresh and bright in the summer months with these quick updates Houzz UK and Ireland Editor. I’m thrilled to be part of the team bringing the… More Dark-painted walls, from inky blues to smoky greys, are a popular sight on Houzz, and they’re a great way to create a welcoming, cocoon-like feel ...

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7 Ways to Disguise Your Sofa if You Don’t Love it

Bored with your couch? Check out these ideas for changing its look without starting from scratch We head there to relax at the end of the day, so the more inviting your sofa looks, the better. But as a big investment piece, it’s not something most of us can upgrade whenever the fancy takes us. Or maybe you inherited your ...

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10 Ways Good Lighting Can Transform Your Living Room

Badly lit living room showing you up to the neighbours? Work magic by illuminating yours in clever and simple ways Houzz Contributor. I am an editor, journalist, web and copywriter. I was Editor of… More Illuminating a living room needs to be carefully thought-out: not only does your lighting need to look good enough to create an impression – even ...

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