Don't let a small living room be the bane of your home life or the Achilles heel of your future design plans. You can have just as much fun with style and furniture even within the confines of a small space - you just need to spend a little more time in the planning stages, rather than jumping straight in.
The festive season is upon us. At some point over the next couple of weeks most of us will have a cosy evening decorating the Christmas tree in our Christmas jumper, listening to the Pogues and drinking mulled wine. People living in house shares are no exception. Except they are, well 16% of them. That's because 16% of shared homes don't have a living room. ..
Trends in the US reveal that the partitions are falling between the traditional living room, dining room and kitchen. The open plan Family Room which sweeps through to the kitchen is on the rise. Anyone looking for a new home in the UK this spring may have noticed a similar trend as families make the most of limited space.
The remote control has long played a central role in territorial battles waged in living rooms around the world. Yet this once fundamental entertainment tool is gradually being usurped by a bevy of shiny new apps that promise TV control and much, much more, all from the convenience of your mobile handset.