Living Room Items
If space in your urban pad is limited, a well-designed sofa can give you ample room for lounging without taking up too much of the floorplan. BoConcept's 2012 collection has lots of ideas for compact living, including the innovative Arco sofa.
Let there be light, and unusual light at that, with the new range from Alexander & Pearl. The highlight of the new Autumn collection is undoubtedly their All Sorts Chandelier, perfect for an eye-catching lighting piece for the dining room.
A pendant light can offer brightness and depth to your city living, perfect for living or dining rooms. The Contemporary Home (www.tch.net) is usually known for cosy, country-living style accessories but their new lighting range is really modern.
Lighting can be an urban pad’s focal point and the new ‘Truly Iconic’ range from Iconic Lights features some design-led pieces at affordable prices. And if you want to emulate Samantha Cameron’s Downing Street style, the Arco Floor Lamp is £250.
No-one wants to spend hours tidying up after their family, and a few strategically placed crates can help you get your interiors under control. These vintage crates from Bubbledrum are far superior to the plastic offerings at your local pound shop.
Decor rules are made to be broken and an innovative new light uses a black colour theme for a modern, contemporary statement. The Flourish Black Hanging Pendant Light is a design by Alexander & Pearl, who specialise in on-trend crystal chandeliers.
For friends who are good with words... No scribe's urban pad should be complete without artwork like this new print from Coulson Macleod. The iconic typography printed onto solid limestone will look fabulous with modern, contemporary colour schemes.
A quirky, 1960s/1970s interior is on-trend once again and, for added authenticity, you can now get original colours as sourced by English Heritage. Little Greene's new collection, ‘Retrospectives’, includes 32 colours extensively researched.
Modern design specialist, Mac & Mac Interiors has added a new range of contemporary-styled seating from Leolux to its collection, offering a striking new-age effect for your apartment's makeover.
Bring the spirit of childhood games into your apartment with the Stone, Paper, Scissors cushions from The Best Bed Linen in the World. These embroidered cushions are made from 100 per cent pure cotton for added comfort.
New for 2011, the Navajo Stripes collection from sofa.com offers a Native American twist for your new sofa, bringing contrasting natural colours into your flat and adding a touch of bespoke flair to your furniture.
The graceful new Letsy Table from Danetti offers elegance and added space for your apartment, with slim chrome legs and a large sturdy surface, perfect for a large dining table or a home office desk.
If you're looking for a quick, affordable and easy way to completely transform your flat, then the new range of roller blinds from House Couturier may be the perfect choice to give your decor a spring twist.
Casual seating can be quirky and comfortable, with beanbag furniture with supportive internal elastic points by Ambient Lounge. The new Gold Class range of furniture also includes premium fabrics and extra-thick quilting.
Get the country house effect of a wood-burning stove in a city home with the new range of Conmoto fires, available through Encompass Furniture. This German designed range includes several modular options suitable for even the smallest of flats.
Deck out your urban pad with the natural look and opt for a crafted wood lamp by Artisanti.
Modern design specialist BoConcept has added a new model to its range of adjustable sofas. The Cesto combines a classic aesthetic with smart features, such as adjustable headrests and individually reclining seats.
The new GX range of speakers from Monitor Audio promises class-leading sound quality as well as affordable prices across seven different speaker designs and in a variety of finishes from black and white piano veneers to real wood.
If you're trying to make your living room stand out from the city crowd, then Gillmore Space may be able to help, with its new range of contemporary furniture ideas and domestic accessories, which also offer great storage solutions.
One of the easiest ways to instantly update your urban pad is with new fabrics, wall coverings and accessories.
The Chandelier & Mirror Company have launched a new range of glass table lamps, adding to their vibrant interior lighting collection.
Give your book collection a little lift and leave your guests scratching their heads, with the brand new invisible bookshelf from Umbra. This fun, creative wall bracket creates the illusion that your books are suspended in mid-air.
BoConcept is championing its new Melo model as the ultimate sofa, as it has the flexibility to offer three positions for each of the two independent seats, allowing you to relax in your own way.
Pull out all the stops to make your guests feel at home, no matter how small your apartment is, with the new armchair sofa bed from Darlings of Chelsea, which offers overnight luxury even in a compact urban flat.
Don't let clutter and cables ruin your living room. All your devices and their wires can be neatly stored in an oriental style cabinet from Supatra, which combines functionality with elegance.