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Sitting Rooms

The sitting room is where we catch up over coffee, watch our favourite TV shows after work and host a cocktail party or two, so – seeing as we spend so much time in this room - it’s important to choose sitting room decoration that will stand the test of time. Here are a few lounge ideas to get the ball rolling and assist you in selecting a comfortable sofa, statement coffee table and unique table lamps to create a space worth showing off.

Take To The Hills

Sitting Rooms - Take To The Hills

It was important to keep the sitting room cool in a warm climate, so Sue stuck to a mainly neutral palette but included a few darker tones, which come through in the pillows, lampshades and tables. The spectacular tree, the centerpiece of the room, introduces drama and a natural element.

The Angel of Islington

Sitting Rooms - The Angel of Islington

The sitting room was a real opportunity to add color. Lucinda used bold red, charcoal and gold accessories on the neutral palette, including a bright rug, ottoman, armchairs and lamps. Rather than furnishing her small sitting room with small furniture, she used a large corner sofa to maximize space and create an entertaining area.

Isle Be Here

Sitting Rooms - Isle Be Here

Sue’s sitting room is as stunning as its view of the clear, blue Aegean Sea. The colors used in this look are evocative not only of Santorini’s azure waters and sandy beaches, but also its pretty Cycladic houses and blue-domed churches. Full of comfortable places to sit, this light and airy living area is exactly where you want to be after a day exploring the island’s labyrinth of narrow, sun-drenched streets.

Loft and Found

Sitting Rooms - Loft and Found

A pared-back color palette of browns and neutrals complements the architecture of the property and creates a sense of calm. Pops of rich charcoal, citrine and mustard, on luxurious materials, add depth and tie the room together. The loft is big and open plan, so it was key to introduce plenty of accessories to ensure that the space felt welcoming. Nature-inspired items, like faux coral, and natural textures, such as wood and rattan, provide the perfect antidote to the industrial aesthetic.

Apres Dark

Sitting Rooms - Apres Dark

Natural materials feature heavily throughout the chalet sitting room to reinforce the connection to the mountain landscape, but also show how simple pieces can still have an impact. Different tones and textures of wood help to create depth and interest, whether in the form of abstract art on the walls or a coffee table centerpiece. Flashes of green are used sparingly throughout this monochrome color scheme, as a nod to the forest beyond.

Castilian Character

Sitting Rooms - Castilian Character

Seeing as Toledo is a place rich in history and culture, it made sense to decorate the sitting room with ornaments and lamps that resemble treasured relics. Gold accessories also feature, to bring opulence to the space, along with a statement mirror and textiles in warm hues.

The Loched Hut

Sitting Rooms - The Loched Hut

This colorful yet restful room enjoys breathtaking views of the loch and the incredible mountains that frame it. Blue accents, along with natural wooden furniture, are a nod to the tranquil setting; the blue and red color palette also makes the space look more cohesive and sophisticated. Storage was a problem in the hut, so Lucinda introduced side tables with drawers and a large ottoman that doubles as a coffee table.

Fairytale In New York

Sitting Rooms - Fairytale In New York

The unconventional color scheme and unique furniture are perfectly in keeping with the bohemian neighborhood surrounding the apartment. A trio of gold lamps give the sitting room an opulent air and really pop against the deep eggplant walls. Together with the patterned rug and comfortable leather sofa, they transform the space into the ultimate winter retreat.