Simple and Stylish Living Room Updates

Book smart

Bookish never means boring and the Weld is a (book) case in point. New from Sebastian Cox, note its jewel-like yellow paint shade, applied lightly enough to reveal the English ash timber beneath, and a cheery match for the spines of brightly coloured tomes.


Curating a gallery wall can be tricky. Lucky then that Soho Home Editions has launched eight limited- edition artworks by artists including Paul Davies, Danny Augustine and Alice Browne – catch their work on the walls at White City House and Soho Farmhouse. Our money’s on Alice’s BTWXT (below) for a covetable, conversation-starting piece.

mood lighting

The Nanoleaf Canvas is the smart home lighting system that’ll set the scene for any occasion thanks to 60,000 customisable colour combinations. Check out the date-or movie-night settings for ambience at the touch of a button.

Check out these stylish ideas for living room windows.

out of the ordinary

Online emporium Ceraudo stocks fab vintage and one-off designs, with its sister-act founders, Emily and Victoria, able to source special pieces for you. Now there’s an in-house line, Pome!, to drool over.

Tall order

Marcel Wanders has updated the classic wingback, softening its curves for this Gentleman Reserved armchair for Poliform. Its rich burnt-orange hue is understatedly sophisticated, with more than a touch of the Mad Men-era smoking room to it.

Glam rock

Searching for a radiator that doesn’t look like a radiator? Livingstone isthe name to know. Gransasso takes its cue from the Gran Sasso mountains – Italy’s tallest outside of the Alps – with its crumpled surface suggesting a coarse rock face.

See these colourful living room ideas for all seasons.