If the kitchen is the heart of your home, the living room is surely the soul. It’s where we retreat, relax and recharge, and it’s where many of us have been working remotely, too. While every member of the real living team has their own distinct style, when it comes to decorating a living space we all agree that comfort is key and choosing the right seating is essential.
Here, editor Elle Lovelock and stylists Lisa Burden and Natalie Johnson reveal the living room looks that make them feel most at home.
1. natural elegance
If casual elegance is what you’re after, the key is to use natural, neutral and calming hues on the floor, walls and furnishings of your living space, paired with large foliage arrangements and indoor greenery on timber coffee tables or sideboards.
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A comfortable living space doesn’t have to be chaotic. Keep it minimal for a modern edge, with only select furniture and decor that catches your eye. You can give a neutral sofa a seasonal style makeover with cushion covers in summery patterns and hues. As autumn approaches, simply swap these covers for warmer designs.
There’s no doubt chubby furniture is having a moment and luckily, curvy and volumptuous sofas, armchairs and cushions find the perfect balance between comfort and style. Not only will this furniture trend imbue a sense of playfulness to your living space, but you’ll also be extremely comfortably nestled in the soft lines of chubby armchairs, cushions and ottomans – bonus points if they’re in bouclé or velvet.