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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 sitting room 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.

Better Together

Sitting Rooms - Better Together

Monochrome schemes often have contemporary undertones, but this sitting room is a little different. Instead of a clean-lined modular sofa suite, we featured our Coleridge set in Navy. Inspired by timeless English designs, the matching pieces lend a sense of simplicity and infuse the space with a combination of classic and modern style.

Nomads Land

Sitting Rooms - Nomads Land

This welcoming sitting room has a relaxed feel – you'd never know you were in the heart of London. Assorted grass baskets, offering texture in abundance, are layered with rattan and rope detail to heighten the Cycladic vibe. This look may inspire your next Mediterranean adventure (when travel is back on the horizon), but, then again, who needs a sun deck and a dip in the Aegean when you've got your very own olive grove and a corner sofa like this to lounge on?

Romance Restored

Sitting Rooms - Romance Restored

This unique, airy scheme has an open layout. The soft cream and dusty pink-hued walls, in tandem with the beautiful architectural details – such as the poetic archway separating the sitting and dining room – can’t help but lend a sense of romance. Sue chose pieces she loves that fit together with ease, but this is by no means a matchy-matchy look. Instead, assorted side tables feature alongside seating with natural-toned upholstery, which allows your eye to be drawn to the rich greens and oranges in full bloom.

Master Pieces

Sitting Rooms - Master Pieces

With a background like this, everything gleams: the velvet cushions appear jewel-like and the gold feathers shimmer. Each element has been carefully considered –small details like the door handles and curtains complement the colour scheme whilst the orange cushionand tulip prints pay homage to the Dutch Masters.

Set In Stone

Sitting Rooms - Set In Stone

Sue showcased different woods in the sitting room, such as recycled pine, elm, oak and beech, to introduce texture without impacting the palette chosen especially for the look. Not everything had to match – it was more important to get the colour and texture right, hence different side tables feature. Multiple accessories decorate the space, but they aren’t all grouped, allowing your eye to spend time on each one.

Second Nature

Sitting Rooms - Second Nature

Lucinda's sitting room is a collage of design styles: a classic English sofa and deep-buttoned ottoman chime with accessories that hint at Asian art. The geometric, gold-framed furniture sharpens the look and brings balance, along with the pair of lamps and set of prints, resulting in a space that feels calm and relaxed.

Calm & Collected

Sitting Rooms - Calm & Collected

The keyhole mirror, marble fireplace and patterned rug permeate the sitting room with classic flair whereas an asymmetric layout gives it a lived-in vibe. The soft colours and natural light draw you in, encouraging you to curl up on the sofa with one of the room's many coffee table books.

Sitting Rooms - Calm & Collected

Isle Be Here

Sitting Rooms - Isle Be Here

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 cushions, lampshades and tables. The spectacular tree, the core of the room, introduces drama and a natural element.