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Jessica Taverner

Lounging never looked so good. Sink into the sumptuous Midas sofa, styled with this season’s debut collection of accessories. Choose high-sheen furniture with embossed detailing, and finish with romantic floral cushions to complete the look.


Perk up seating with floral softies

Feminine, elegant and supremely cosy all in one, the Isabella scatter cushion features bold blooms on an inky, black backdrop. Pair with pink walls and light flooring to offset darker tones. For a cohesive look, pull key colours from this statement cushion and pepper these throughout your room with plain cushions in varying sizes and soft throws.

Ditsy florals lend themselves to country and vintage looks, whereas large floral prints have more impact and therefore work better in a contemporary setting. Use elegant furniture pieces and geometrics to add a further touch of sophistication.


Storage solved

Glossy, slim and just the thing to add glamorous style to your space, the Lowa furniture range features a sleek stainless steel frame contrasted with a grooved pattern on the front. Fusing a touch of glamour with modern geometric shapes, this range nails two trends in one.

To prevent a space from feeling cluttered, keep objects and books on display to a minimum – pretty pink and mirrored glass accessories look their best against the high sheen finish. Make good use of the handy drawers and hidden compartments in the furniture to stow away less-pretty necessities and bulky items.

Team this style with a soft chenille fabric sofa like the Midas to complete the look – the buttoned sides and mirror-effect feet work harmoniously with the grey gloss finish on the Lowa range.


Zone your space

Rugs are great for softening a scheme and adding personality. Introduce an oversized design to your living room and position underneath your coffee table to ground or group furniture – this works as a clever zoning technique in open-planned living spaces to help distinguish areas.

If you are going for a pattern on the floor, opt for angular motifs in metallic tones to complement shiny, grey accents and add a luxurious feel without dominating the overall look. A subtle print in muted tones can have just as much impact as a vibrant, bold design.

There’s now a growing trend for lighter flooring, so use patterns to create depth and interest rather than punchy colours. Art Deco is perfect for a modern scheme, as this style tends to share a similar muted colour palette-helping tie a look together seamlessly.


Set the ambience

Whether you are redesigning your living room or simply refreshing your existing décor, the key to creating a relaxing setting is comfy seating and an ambient glow. Choose both floor and table lamps to brighten dark corners and create a focal point that emits calming vibes. These portable beauties take centre stage when positioned on a sideboard.

Combining shapes, colours and styles is the easiest way to create visual interest. Here, an Art Deco rug teamed with chrome-effect Column lighting works beautifully in an almost all-grey contemporary scheme.

For a sophisticated finish, make use of the power of symmetry by working pieces in pairs. Place two matching lamps at either end of a sideboard or on side tables at both ends of the sofa.

Remember, lighting is just as important as the sofa and coffee table choice as it adds a decorative touch and impacts the room’s overall atmosphere.

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