Lively Living Rooms

Although summer has now finally arrived, we all know that the British weather is far from reliable and on those cool, rainy days no doubt you’ll be curled up in your living room watching a film and lounging on cushions, wrapped up in a blanket. Or at least, I will!

I think home accessories are massively under rated in the whole scheme of a home makeover, but they really can make a difference by bringing in some much needed colour and liveliness! If you want to bring some summery inspiration to your living room then why not liven it up with some colourful accessories?

The most obvious choice is to grab some colourful cushions, as these are great for adding brightness and also for laying on when you’re having a sofa moment. These spotty capri cushions are fun and bright and will bring a young, lively feel to any sofa! I also really love cushions with extra textured detailing like this pretty rumba 3D-effect cushion with a lovely flower detail or this mardi gras cushion, which add a modern twist to your living room cushions.

I always like to have a throw on my sofa as I tend to get chilly on an evening so having one nearby is very handy! Throws are also great if you have kids with mucky hands or furry pets as they can be easily removed and washed, and offer at least some protection to your sofa and chairs. I love faux fur as it’s lovely and soft, and looks luxurious too. I think these faux fur throws would be perfect to add a touch of glamour and colour to any sofa, plus they’re lovely for wrapping up in when it’s pouring with rain outside.

If you have quite a small living room but frequently have extra guests, children’s playmates and visiting relatives then bean bags are a great option. My bean bags are excellent and they are actually surprisingly comfy.

Now don’t go thinking about those big blobs of polystyrene balls covered in a SpongeBob squarepants cover, there are plenty of ‘grown up’ options that look great and are nice to sit on. Banana shaped bean bags are great as they can be shaped to offer more back support, making them comfier to sit on and they are great for snuggling up on to watch TV or have a chat and a cup of tea. There are plenty of choices with this Lyra bean bag seat, which comes in a variety of colours too, or for some added glamour try this faux leather bean bag seat.

So, if you’re looking to breathe some much needed life back into your living room, add some home comforts in the form of some fab home accessories!

31st August 2010
Written by Very_Lauren

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