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What makes a timeless living room?

We’d all like a living room that reflects who we are and how we live. But once you’ve created a timeless look that you love, how do you keep it feeling fresh, without jumping on every fashion bandwagon?

EKTORP, four-seat sectional corner sofa in white, behind a white HAVSTA coffee table in a bright living room setting.
EKTORP, four-seat sectional corner sofa in white, behind a white HAVSTA coffee table in a bright living room setting.

Create your moodboard

To find a base for your interior design scheme, you can mix and match some samples of the neutral colours, soft shapes and natural materials that you can imagine living with every day.

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Pick your accessories

Once you’re happy with your interior design moodboard, you can head to the store for some complementary accessories.

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1. The basic look

After you’ve lived with your home furnishings for a while, you might wonder how to change the look without redoing the whole room.

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2. A quick makeover

You can change the colour of a few textiles, such as the curtains, cushion covers and rug, to brighten the room easily and affordably.

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3. The seasonal refresh

A new sofa cover in a bold colour, along with textiles and a few accessories to complement, can give the room an entirely new feel.

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Soft options

Throws and cushions are a simple way to add cosiness. You can easily switch up the patterns or colours whenever you fancy a change.

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Light reading

Floor lamps and table lamps provide decorative interest in the daylight, as well as the perfect mood as night falls.

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Table manners

For an instant and attractive centrepiece, you can group functional items of different heights, such as serveware and tableware.

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Hang loose

Knob racks can be space saving wonders and they can transform everyday objects into display pieces.

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Old favourites

For a unique look that’s all your own, you can combine new accessories with the traditional furniture that you already have.

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Floorplan – living and dining

As shown on the sketch, the room contains dining and living areas that feel quite self-contained. The combination of both new and well-used items creates a highly personal look that you can refresh with simple colour updates.

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