Ul­ti­mate guide to fur­ni­ture and more

In­vest in qual­ity de­signs that will look good for years to come

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Sun­light can cause fab­rics to fade, so ask about fade-re­sis­tant op­tions or po­si­tion the sofa well away from the win­dow. Shut­ters can be a stylish way to keep the sun’s glare at bay

1 Laid-back The large Zen­nor sofa from Sofa Work­shop com­bines deep foam-filled seats with a soft feather cush­ion back – ideal for sink­ing into. Choose from pol­ished me­tal or wal­nut legs. Shown in Brae Mist, £1,469 2 Room for two When space is at a pre­mium, a snug two-seater is the per­fect so­lu­tion. Mini Kubrick sofa in Plum, £299, Made 3 Go green Rich emer­ald shades are go­ing to be a huge trend in in­te­ri­ors this au­tumn/win­ter. The At­worth arm­chair, , £657 from Wil­low & Hall, has got it cov­ered with its matt vel­vet Mal­lard de­sign 4 Right an­gle Snug­gle up with the whole fam­ily this win­ter on a gen­er­ous cor­ner de­sign. The City Loft fab­ric cor­ner sofa,

£1,465 from Fur­ni­ture Vil­lage, comes in a choice of colour­ful vel­vets, in­clud­ing this Capri Olive 5 Trend alert Mus­tard yel­lows are set to be big news this sea­son, so get ahead of the game with sofa.com’s Blue­bell arm­chair in Sun­shine pure cot­ton matt vel­vet, £940. It will look stun­ning set against dark painted walls 6 Lounge around In­vest in a state­ment piece and spend your af­ter­noons re­lax­ing in style. Theron chaise, £2.364 plus fab­ric, The Sofa & Chair Com­pany 7 Clas­sic beauty Add a time­less touch to your liv­ing room with a hand­made three-seater Ch­ester­field. The Whitewell Pi­geon sofa, £1,409 from So­fas by Saxon, has a dou­ble-but­toned front bor­der with hand-tacked stud­ding 8 Cit­rus burst Jazz up a tired room scheme with the won­der­fully vi­brant Bliss chair, up­hol­stered in GP&J Baker’s Lang­dale vel­vet in Burnt Or­ange, £1,539, Del­cor

Make sure the cab­i­net will hold the weight of your TV and any other me­dia. Check the max­i­mum weight-bear­ing load in the prod­uct de­tails

1 Con­tem­po­rary style Blow the bud­get on this de­signer piece from Roche Bobois’ Stu­dio col­lec­tion. The Con­tact Com­po­si­tion, from £2,300, is a mod­u­lar unit com­pris­ing stor­age cab­i­nets and plat­forms in nat­u­ral or stained oak ve­neer, with a choice of 34 dif­fer­ent coloured high-gloss fronts 2 Sleek and chic The MAG wooden TV bench from Cal­li­garis, £1,270, has two han­dle­less push-pull draw­ers and a cen­tral com­part­ment that’s spe­cially de­signed to hold a DVD player 3 Retro vibe Cre­ate a fo­cal point with the Grace­ful cab­i­net, £170, from Red Candy. The se­lec­tion of drawer fronts can be com­bined in six dif­fer­ent ways 4 All white Shimu’s TV unit,

£610, is a com­pact de­sign ideal for smaller spa­ces. It has two handy draw­ers and a slim open shelf for re­mote con­trols and hand­sets

5 Find your shade Avail­able in 23 painted colours, the Hamil­ton TV unit is large enough to hold TVs up to 55 inches in size. £489, The Painted Fur­ni­ture Com­pany 6 Tac­tile tex­ture Get a mod­ern mid-cen­tury look with Swoon Edi­tions’ Za­bel me­dia unit, £299, which is made from mango wood and hand carved 7 Savvy stor­age Per­fect for con­tem­po­rary schemes, the Hen­ley me­dia unit, £1,099, from Con­tent by Ter­ence Con­ran features sleek shut­tered doors 8 Best buy In­tro­duce some af­ford­able Scandi style into your room with the Tret­ton me­dia unit, £249.99, My Fur­ni­ture. It has a handy hole at the back for ca­bles and each drawer will store 50 DVDs

If the shelves on the book­case are fixed, con­sider the size of the space be­tween them to en­sure your books and other items will fit

1 Metal­lic magic The vin­tage-look Messinki book­case, £622 from Pib, com­bines wooden with gold ac­cents for a touch of luxe

2 Old school Con­sider an in­dus­trial-style me­tal cab­i­net for a more eclec­tic feel. The Felix de­sign, £1,075 from Alexan­der & Pearl, comes com­plete with rusty me­tal knobs 3 Coun­try chic Laura Ash­ley has launched an at­trac­tive col­lec­tion of Duck Egg fur­ni­ture, which in­cludes this two-drawer book­case, priced £1,150. Team with the match­ing cof­fee ta­ble for a co-or­di­nated look 4 Won­der walls When there’s no space for a book­case, the Pocket wall-hung shelv­ing sys­tem, £115 from String, is the per­fect place to store your pa­per­backs. Choose from Mus­tard, Bur­gundy, green and grey 5 Iconic style Er­col has de­signed a fab­u­lous new col­lec­tion ex­clu­sively for John Lewis. The Shal­stone high­board, £999, is made from oak with ele­gant ta­pered legs 6 Step­ping up Go for a mix of open and closed stor­age with the oak and white Fen­ton unit with sin­gle drawer, £400, Deben­hams 7 Cre­ative touch The ver­sa­tile Leighton L units,

£49 from Ge­orge, can be used to­gether or as two sep­a­rate pieces. A great space-saver, they’re ideal for books, DVDs and games

8 In­vest­ment piece If you’re look­ing for a de­sign with real wow fac­tor, con­sider this Kast unit, £8,290 by Vi­tra, in a mul­ti­coloured fin­ish. It would make a great room di­vider with its de­signer style steal­ing the show in a large open-plan space

Aim to leave two or three feet be­tween the ta­ble and sur­round­ing

fur­ni­ture in or­der to move around the room com­fort­ably

1 Luxe for less Add some glam to your room with Dunelm’s af­ford­able Vene­tian mir­rored cof­fee ta­ble, £165, which has handy shelf space be­low for mag­a­zines 2 Store and or­der There’s plenty of stor­age in the Florence Grey cof­fee ta­ble, £249 from The Cotswold Com­pany. Brushed steel cup han­dles and a lovely painted fin­ish give it a time­less coun­try look 3 Mod­ern marvel With its strik­ing oak base legs, the Onda cof­fee ta­ble, £314 from Distinc­tify, is ideal for cre­at­ing a fo­cal point in your space – show it off on a bold rug that can be seen through the glass top 4 Golden touch For a tra­di­tional liv­ing room scheme, po­si­tion a clas­sic cof­fee ta­ble into the cen­tre of the room and choose from a gold or silver fin­ish to add a lux­u­ri­ous look. Si­mon in iron and glass, £467.62, Way­fair 5 De­sign clas­sic The LTR oc­ca­sional ta­ble was de­signed by Charles & Ray Eames for Vi­tra. It’s made from lam­i­nate and chrome-plated iron wire, £227.90, Smal­lable 6 Curve ap­peal Go for a retro look with the bold curves, an­gled legs and con­trast­ing wal­nut and red fin­ish of the Fonteyn cof­fee ta­ble, £279, Made 7 Lay­ing low If you have low-level seat­ing, choose a ta­ble of a sim­i­lar height to keep ev­ery­thing within easy reach. Verge in oak, £295, Alex Hel­lum for Joined + Jointed 8 Cool touch Add an eye­catch­ing state­ment to your room with Atkin & Thyme’s Deco cof­fee ta­ble, £249, with its rose­wood legs and white mar­ble top

If the win­ter weather gets you down, try a spe­cial­ist SAD lamp, which mim­ics day­light to treat Sea­sonal Af­fec­tive Dis­or­der

1 Iconic style Paul Smith’s Type 75 Edi­tion One desk lamp, £170, com­bines the form and func­tion of the An­gle­poise lamp with the de­signer’s sig­na­ture coloured stripes 2 Vic­to­rian charm For a quick and in­ex­pen­sive way to jazz up a cof­fee or side ta­ble, try this cop­per-ef­fect bell jar lamp, £30, Ge­orge 3 Star turn Add some New York glam­our with the Broad­way Large Star floor lamp, £139, Made. It can be used on the floor or on a wall, as it comes with wall fix­ings and a ca­ble-mounted switch 4 Solid choice A small con­tem­po­rary de­sign in con­crete and cop­per, the Linda ta­ble lamp, £49 from Abode Liv­ing, looks great with a large fil­a­ment bulb

5 By­gone chic Gra­ham & Green’s Web­ster floor lamp, £150, has a touch of 1960s style about it, with its over­sized lamp head and metal­lic fin­ish 6 Go for gold Also avail­able in silver, the Shade stan­dard lamp, £117 from El­e­ment One House, has a re­flec­tive shade that be­comes slightly trans­par­ent when lit 7 Dou­ble up Made from black iron, the Bord Light floor lamp by House Doc­tor, £325 from Per­sora, has a small side ta­ble as its base, mak­ing it a mul­ti­task­ing must-have for small spa­ces 8 Tube net­work The Lon­don floor lamp from Dutch de­sign house Its About Romi, £172 at Noxu Home, is in­spired by the curved lines of the Lon­don Un­der­ground map, and the up­per seg­ments can be moved into dif­fer­ent po­si­tions

Ac­cent light­ing gives tex­ture, fo­cus and shape to your scheme, adding depth and shade, while task light­ing is for a spe­cific job

1 Or­ange glow Add a splash of bold colour with the Cyr­cus F Ce­mento floor lamp, £314, Clip­pings 2 Rain­drop ef­fect Idyll Home’s Amber glass pen­dant light, £39, is per­fect for a pared-back look 3 Com­pact choice Sit the cute Cult Liv­ing Amal desk lamp, £29 from Cult Fur­ni­ture, on smaller sur­faces, such as open shelv­ing or win­dowsills 4 Retro style Bring a touch of ur­ban chic into your space with the In­dus­trial Wire triple pen­dant ceil­ing light, £102.95, Windsor Browne 5 Min­i­mal de­tail The Mater Baby Dome ta­ble lamp in brass will cre­ate a soft glow on a side ta­ble, £245, Cloud­berry Liv­ing 6 State­ment style Em­brace the Scan­di­na­vian look with the Vita Steel Sil­via tri­pod floor lamp, £96, Black by De­sign 7 Sculp­tural shape Made from lam­i­nated tim­ber leaves, the Co­coon floor light, £585 from Hol­loways of Lud­low, is a beau­ti­ful in­vest­ment buy 8 Luxe look Go glam with the Lu­cide Noon floor lamp, £84.16 from Light­ing Di­rect, which has a curled alu­minium shade 9 Ship shape Get a nau­ti­cal feel with the strik­ing Easel tri­pod floor lamp, £165, Dar Light­ing

10 Think big In­tro­duce a fun in­dus­trial edge to a read­ing cor­ner with the over­sized Brook­lyn of­fice lamp, £166, El­e­ment One House

Happy sofa in Brighton Blue plush vel­vet, from £1,395, Loaf

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