Forget the kitchen – far too much cooking and cleaning goes on in there! We think the living room is the real heart of the home. The living room (or lounge, or sitting room) is the place you go to put your feet up with a nice cup of tea, so it needs to be a relaxing space. This room might also double up as a playroom, a dining room or an office, so you need the design and décor to work for all its uses.
If you’ve got five minutes to spare, seek out the sofa and take a look at these inspiring social media accounts. They’ll help you create a living room you’ll love to lounge in:
In a nutshell: ‘Make your home feel better with an award winning interiors and crafts blog’. Blogger Katy likes ‘snooping in people’s houses and rolling around in Liberty print’.
Why we love it: The Living Spaces board at this home blogger’s Pinterest collection shows how to add Scandi style to your sitting room. With links to ‘How to create a cosy Nordic living room’, a ‘Scandinavian pretty home tour’ and several Scandi-inspired pins, it’s a good follow for fans of the light, airy look. Natural wood and vintage touches feature too. Choose a light wood, like birch or pine, for your living room furniture, to create a simple Scandinavian look in your home.
In a nutshell: The pin-boards of travel blogger Katie are a busy mix of craft, cooking and interiors inspiration, with a gorgeous ‘Living Room’ board to boot.
Why we love it: Katie likes to add family-friendly bright hues to her living space, so this board is crammed full of brilliant colour-accent ideas to borrow. Zesty orange and soft greens including mint and turquoise feature, showing how easy it is to brighten up subdued shades of grey. You can see the results at her ‘What Katie Does’ blog, then browse the beautiful grey sofas and bright, colourful cushions at George.
In a nutshell: The Insta account of Bri Emery, a creative director, blogger and travel addict living in Los Angeles.
Why we love it: This super-pretty account is packed with beautiful, stylish images – including plenty to get you thinking about your living room. Expect a vintage meets modern mash-up with lots of colourful touches. Bri also adds texture with fabrics, faux furs and plants, and we’ve got a gorgeous collection of cushions and rugs to add a soft touch to your rooms. If you’re looking to do something different with your living room, this Instagram page is one to watch.
When you shop at George Home online for your living room furniture and accessories you can sit down on the job – so get those feet up and that kettle on! Check out our Instagram page for some more interior design ideas.