Make your home cosy

Gather
round

Okay, so it’s not yet Easter (but it’s round the corner, right?) and, with a month of long weekends, bank holidays and family get-togethers coming up, it’s time to actively organise your space so others can fit in and be, well… absorbed! Make your home as future-proof as possible, ready for extra mouths to feed at the dining table or visitors requiring a guest room sofa bed. Here’s how to handle the holidays, room by room.

Living room

Sofas that are big enough for an extended family will help keep conversation lively in the living area, while modular furniture – which can be moved around, or added and subtracted easily – is a clever solution. Cuddler chairs can easily seat two if space is tight, and recliners within sofas will give siblings plenty to argue over! Footstools can double up as extra seating, while stylish occasional or tub chairs that usually live in a bedroom or conservatory are also a great idea – being pulled into service when needed, and returning to brighten up their usual spot after guests depart.

Dining area

Very few of us need to seat eight for mealtimes every day of the year, so an extendable dining table makes a smart choice. Choose dining chairs you can use in other rooms at other times (perhaps in a home office or as seating in the kitchen) or invest in a bench that’ll work hard in a hallway, but can be used at the table when family descends.

Bedroom

Think about all those little touches that make your visitors feel at home – whether they’re in a dedicated bedroom or camping out in the living room. We have a wide range of guest room furniture, including sofa beds of all types and sizes – all with comfy seat cushions or good quality fold-out mattresses – so there’s bound to be one to fit your space. As for how to decorate a guest room on a budget, make your sofa bed up with a cosy duvet and squishy pillows (that can be stashed in a handy storage footstool when not in use), then simply add a vase of flowers, fluffy towels and a side or lamp table for a morning cuppa.

chairs

Chairs

Our range of chairs is truly amazing, with so many choices it's easy to create your perfect look. From chaise to cuddler, armchair to accent and recliner to swivel - you'll love sitting, snuggling and sleeping on them.