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Top additions for revolutionising your living room in 2019

It’s January. It’s a bit grey and miserable, and we’re all feeling a little flat. Well, revolutionising your living space is one sure-fire way to kick-start your new year with a bang and shake those post-Christmas, winter blues. An interior shake-up helps keep your home feeling fresh and exciting, and can even contribute to improving your wellbeing.

A new piece of furniture will help to transform your home completely and reconfigure your space. A top choice is a corner unit or L-shaped sofa. Maximising your space by fitting into the corners of your living room, a new comfortable corner sofa can be just what you need to help make your living room the haven you deserve after a long day at work. Picking the right fabric is key to achieving the right, relaxed look. Check out the corner sofas from Arlo & Jacob that are all available in over 120 fabrics; so whether a bright velvet or cool linen is your preference, there’s plenty of options.
Thinking outside the box and doing something unexpected can totally transform your décor. Instead of opting for pictures on the wall, or even embarking on a photography gallery wall, how about mounting baskets, and artefacts that you’ve found on your travels to the wall? This 3D-take on a picture gallery wall will add visual interest, depth and texture. Plus, it’s a fantastic way to show off your trinkets and will be a talking point at dinner parties.
A quick revolution is to change your wall colour or introduce some pattern to your living space. Our top picks for this year are dessert shades, like rust or sandy browns and golden hues, which will put you in good design-stead for what’s predicted to trend in 2019. These colours will also make a beautiful backdrop to the woven baskets and hangings on your wall. What’s more, a pot of paint or a couple of rolls of wallpaper is an affordable way of making a big change. For paint colours, we like Cinnamon Sand and Auburn Flair by Dulux: both taken from their 2019 ‘Repair’ colour palette.
A much simpler and quicker update is to change your accessories, cushions and throws. Whether you use them to introduce a new accent colour, bring pattern to your space, or just use them on a practical level to ‘up’ the comfort factor of your living room; accessories are the interior designer’s go-to when it comes to revitalising a space. Opt for multiple multi-sized cushions in a variety of tactile fabrics for an on-trend sofa set-up. Throws are the perfect piece for encouraging a more relaxing atmosphere, which can also be achieved with the right lamps and lighting. As for me, I love to consider extra large rugs and favour oranges and reds. The vast selection of cushions available at Graham & Green will provide you with plenty of choices to reinvent your room.

Cuddle Fairy

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