Our homes should reflect the way we want to live, a place we can relax and unwind. A place to enjoy friends and family. It’s good to decide on how much time you spend in each room and what you do there. Divide your space into zones – basics like the lounging zone, the entertaining zone, the sleeping zone, the cooking zone and the entry zone. Storage is always a good place to start – what things do you need in each space and what furnishings do you want?
Like entertaining? Make sure you’ve got a great dining table and comfortable chairs. If you have the space for an extending table make sure you find a table that opens easily and actually extends to fit more people, not just more space on the table.
Have lots of guests? Guests rooms are great and the more you can make your friends and family feel at home the better. Little additions like a collection of bedside books, a carafe of water and charging cables and a set of towels are unexpected treats. Load up on cushions – different textures and colours will enhance even the simplest of beds. No space for a guest room? Get the best sofa bed you can find. Many have storage for bedding and proper mattresses. Invest in a mattress topper to make it luxurious even in the most compact spaces.
Texture and style are the keys to a great sofa. Choose an enduring design that reflects the way you want to relax. Whether you’re after a giant slouchy corner sofa or an elegantly tailored 2 seat sofa, it’s worth getting a size that fits the room. Texture is important – whether you want soft, natural fabrics or vibrant durable fabrics, there are huge range of options. To plump or not to plump? Cushions can be made with feather or feather and foam combinations. A full feather cushion will require plumping while foam cushions need no handling and feather and foam offers the best of both worlds. Most of our sofas have cushions with removable covers for cleaning.
Adventures in Furniture is proud to exhibit at Grand Designs Live. Come visit us for interesting, contemporary and colourful styles for the home. Knowledgeable and friendly, we can offer a truly flexible and individual service, be it for a sofa in any fabric colour match, a chest of drawers to fit an awkward space, or a dining table that works for every occasion. As an independent retailer we make our own rules and are passionate about the provenance of everything we sell. We firmly believe in supporting excellent European craftsmanship and design, and will always champion the use of responsibly sourced materials to create the very finest quality furniture and accessories.
Adventures in Furniture www.aif.london Stand L80 and L120
Adventures in Furniture offers contemporary style and exceptional craftsmanship for the home at affordable prices - tailor-made to endure and enjoy.