For Christmas and Beyond
Furniture is of course not just for autumn, winter or Christmas but at this time of the year there are some pieces it’s an absolute delight to have at home. Whether your favourite is a cosy leather armchair beside the Christmas tree or a super-stylish stand for the television that doubles up as a Christmas drinks sideboard, the nights are drawing in and feeling cosy is a must.
A Dining Table Worthy of Your Culinary Talents
Shorter days create less desire to venture outdoors, which means there’s more time to practise your culinary skills. With new recipes popping up in emails from the supermarket, online from tried and trusted websites or taken from good old-fashioned printed cookery books, there’s no shortage of tips for both novices and experienced cooks. It’s no fun cooking for one though, so be sure to have an inviting table for entertaining your guests, perhaps with extending leaves to make it easier to squeeze in unexpected visitors, especially over the festive season.
A Comfy Sofa to Snuggle Up On
As the colder nights creep in, there’s nothing more appealing than snuggling up on the sofa with a loved one or a book (or both!). Add a cosy rug and a throw into the mix and it’ll be hard to move from, but by popping a small table nearby for your hot chocolate or glass of whisky, you won’t need to!
A Stylish Media Unit
A stylish television stand is a piece of art, or at least it should be, given how much time you’re going to spend looking at it. We love the Tambour Mid-Century Modern style with its sleek lines and curved edges. The sliding doors hide any bits and bobs you don’t want to have on display and there’s ample space for a few Christmas drinks.
Pops of Colour
There’s nothing like a splash of colour to cheer everyone up when the skies are grey. Brightly coloured chairs are a great way of spreading some cheer, especially when the fabric is sumptuous velvet. Dining chairs in contrasting colours or a bright armchair in the bedroom or home office is ideal, or simply accessorise with eye-catching cushions or throws.
A Lamp Table
When you really don’t want to move from the sofa, strategically-placed lamp tables dotted nearby are the solution. With a wine glass on one, the remote control on another along with a favourite book or magazine, there’s absolutely no reason to shift until it’s time to go to the gym to work off the guilt!
A Blanket Box
Whether you need extra storage for bedding for those festive season visitors or somewhere to put all the Christmas toys, a blanket box is versatile enough to move from room to room without looking out of place. Tidy up your living space in an instant by popping everything inside when there are unexpected visitors and placing a pot plant or vase of flowers on top. Nobody will be any the wiser!