If you know what to look for in the Wayfair WayDay sale, it can be easy to find pieces that elevate your living room. If you don't, you can end up staring at faux leather massage chairs that look even clunkier than Joey and Chandler's.
So here are the pieces that I think will instantly overhaul your living room - all on sale now, but only for the rest of today. Quick!
Let's start at the floor. You'll need something soft to walk on that means you can go barefoot (which always makes you feel safe). But nothing too show stopping that steals focus. These are the answer.
Calm and curated
Stone-top coffee tables
Now add a bit of gleam, and the trend for marble continues. It's still so luxe, so timeless. Elegant and elevated.
Allows a feeling of space
Its skinny legs allow air to flow through and around this glossy marble coffee table. Monochrome continues to be a big living room trend - sharp, sleek and smart.
I am always looking for another shelf to keep my stuff on - decluttering can only go so far. The fact this coffee table has an extra layer for books, magazines - or boxes - really helps.
Dark blue is back in style - it's super sophisticated and makes a living room look more expensive. These two couches nail it.
Perfect for TV watching
It's the bolster cushions that do it for me, rounding off the sharp corners of this couch that is just made for lounging across. I spy the perfect living room TV sofa.
Ideal for entertaining
The era of the big light is officially over - it's so much more convivial to create pools of lighting instead. Dot at different heights, on a fireplace or end table.
The smooth texture of concrete is the perfect complement and contrast to the marble coffee table. Man made instead of natural but just as refined. Again, I enjoy how much airiness this slimline structure allows.
Warm to read by
This has the softest, warmest glow. A slight golden touch to the subtle light it creates, this is wonderful to read by. I'm considering buying three and dotting them around my living room.
This is where it starts to get fun. The bigger pieces bought so the personality can be layered in on top. And these pieces are full of personality.
This isn't for everyone - I'd never get it passed my husband - but if you have confidence and flair then it's unusual enough to work. I find it beautiful - quite dreamy - and that it works filled with flowers or left empty.
With any shelfscape I believe it's the space around each objet that is most interesting. And this has a perfect silhouette - place it next to something a little more angular for a very cleverly curated display.
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The editor of Livingetc, Pip Rich (formerly Pip McCormac) is a lifestyle journalist of almost 20 years experience working for some of the UK's biggest titles. As well as holding staff positions at Sunday Times Style, Red and Grazia he has written for the Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times and ES Magazine. The host of Livingetc's podcast Home Truths, Pip has also published three books - his most recent, A New Leaf, was released in December 2021 and is about the homes of architects who have filled their spaces with houseplants. He has recently moved out of London - and a home that ELLE Decoration called one of the ten best small spaces in the world - to start a new renovation project in Somerset.
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