Living room essentials

The lounge is one of the most well-used rooms in your home: if you’re not hosting family and friends, then you’re snuggling up in front of the TV. So it pays to invest in some quality décor and home comforts.

Getting the right colours, layout and furniture to suit your living room space and personal taste can be challenging. Start with the overall personality you want to achieve: are you after an understated, contemporary feel? Perhaps you prefer a touch of glam, or a more eclectic look?  Then there’s the authentically Turkish living room with traditional pieces.

The choices are endless, but if you opt for bold patterns and textures, remember to keep your colour palette simple. For those less adventurous, break-up the neutral shades in the room by injecting a single shade of colour through accent pieces. And do invest in a good sofa – you’ll be sitting on it all year round!


The Santiago collection

An award-winning range from Enza Home (main picture).

3-seater sofa, £1,339, armchair, £649, puf, £109

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TV Unit

This walnut-coated sideboard with suspended book shelf and display unit with marquetry finish is a stunning centre piece for any living room. Noble TV Unit, £3,899

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Named the best TV under £500, this 40” screen comes with Freeview HD and Built-In Wi-Fi. Panasonic Viera LED HD 1080p Smart TV, £359

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Handwoven Turkish rug

Add warmth and splendour to your room with this kilim made using centuries-old techniques and natural dyes Turkish Kayseri kilim R5627 (2.3m x 1.5m), £595


Handmade cushions

Front: 50% cotton, 50% silk embroidered. Reverse: 100% silk velvet. Filling: 100% duck feathers with added lavender flowers. Suzani Collection (60cm x 45cm), £432.00


Coffee table

A multi-functional table, whose clever design incorporates two nested tables and two footstools. Born Coffee Table, £389

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