Tips to create a living room to relax in…

Welcome ScS (the sofa/carpet specialist) to the A Passion for Homes blog, who today have some great their  tips and advice on creating a relaxing room in which to put your feet up and relax…

‘You know the feeling after a busy day, when nothing feels quite as good as returning to your own home, putting your feet up, and relaxing. But what if there were ways to make the most of your ‘me time’ by creating the perfect relaxation space, simply with your choice of interiors?’

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‘Light, neutral colours are ideal when wanting to achieve maximum relaxation. Cream or off-whites are the most common; they still retain the crisp pure quality of completely white interiors without being too cold. Warmer, brown tones can give a room depth and a homely feel. Colour injections can really help finish off a room. Cushions or rugs are a great way to include a small amount of colour without overpowering a room, for example a light coloured sofa would be perfect with some brightly coloured cushions such as blues or purples. Decorative items such as candle holders and vases are another way of introducing colour without distracting from the overall tone.’

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Space

‘No matter the size of your room, space is important to help you relax. Consider the space available when choosing the right furniture. For example, if you have a small living room, then perhaps a two-seater sofa with two chairs would be better to maximise what you have to work with.’

‘Not having a cluttered room is one of the best ways to create a relaxing space. If you’re limited for space then storage boxes or a coffee table with drawers is a great way to store items rather than having them on display. The less mess, the more relaxed you can be.’

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Style

‘Another important aspect, and one that ties everything together, is the style of your space. This can cover everything from furniture to layout. If you are decorating your living room, once you have decided what space you have to work with, choosing the style of your furniture is just as important. For maximum relaxation, a fabric suite may be better than leather. Something soft that you can sink into after a long day. If you want even more relaxation then a reclining sofa or chair may be the right choice for you. A corner sofa is a good choice if you want to maximise space without compromising on seating. Corner sofas are also perfect for spreading out on, for maximum relaxation.’

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‘There are little extra things you can include to make your space as relaxing as possible. Plants are a great way to do this, aside from benefits such as boosting the oxygen; they can make a space seem more at ease and bring you closer to nature as you unwind. Scents can help you to relax as well. While some home air fresheners can be overpowering, a scent diffuser can add just a hint of fragrance without dominating the space. Of course these are not for everyone, but scents such as lavender can help when you want to really relax.’

‘The most relaxing interiors are light, bright, and clutter-free. Somewhere you look forward to coming home to after a long day and somewhere you could happily spend all of a lazy Sunday in, just enjoying your ‘me time’.’

For more information about the range of sofas at SCS, check out their website

And don’t forget to join me on the main A Passion for Homes website for more interior design articles, dream homes and property stories and home products – the kettle’s on, so see you there!

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