Creating the look and feel you want in your home doesn't have to be difficult or expensive. If you're daunted by the idea of doing your own interior design, the four guides below are here to provide a little helpful advice and inspiration. Learn more about how to make the most of a small room, or pick up some tips on successfully mixing classic and contemporary styles and furnishings.Blog Archive
Enhance your living room this season
Giles Kime, Deputy Editor of Homes & Gardens, tells us how to enhance your living room this season...
With nature springing back to life outside, my thoughts are turning to projects that have been on hold for the last few months, not just in the garden but inside, too. For me, as ever, the greatest challenge is not the doing but the choosing. Wielding a paint brush is a much more attractive prospect than poring over a paint chart.
My strategy is never to be too swayed by fad and fashion, particularly when choosing major items such as a sofa or armchair. These are such important investments that it is essential to find a design with the looks and quality to stand the test of time; it’s not necessarily about opting for a traditional style but instead choosing furniture with classic good looks that will never date.
For me, the best living room schemes are built on the solid foundation of furniture that can be easily and inexpensively updated with a lick of paint, curtain treatments, lighting and accessories. Of course, practicality is important, too. Choosing strong, durable fabrics and detailing, solid construction and the best quality materials you can afford will ensure that an item of furniture will offer much longer service than anything bought on a whim.
Of course, comfort is important, too. We spend too much time on a sofa to compromise with a design that is a triumph of style over substance. The best are those that offer quality, comfort and good looks in equal measure.
If you have enjoyed this post and are feeling motivated to make a change to your living space, why not explore our extensive range of fabrics to create a totally new look this spring. As a starting point why not request some free swatches as a base to build on.
Further information and inspiration can be found on the G Plan Fabrics and Leathers page.
How to get the right look for your room, and stand out from the crowd.
Blending contemporary and classic styles, how to fit your new sofa around classic pieces.
Tricks of the trade to make best use of your space.
There's nothing like putting your feet up to help you relax and unwind. And what better place to put them up than on a matching footstool, designed and crafted to the same exacting standards as your sofa.
Every G Plan sofa and chair is designed to give you years of comfort and pleasure, especially when treated with a little love and care. Our easy-to-follow advice and tips will help you keep everyday wear and tear to a minimum and help ensure your prized G Plan furniture stays looking its absolute best.