Get The Best Seat in the House this Christmas…
It’s that time of year, we’re starting to plan Christmas with meticulous detail and there’s a lot to think about; food, presents, decorations, the family coming to stay and the friends who will be popping in. As the countdown begins, we’ll be looking at our homes in preparation, aiming to get them in tip top condition before the holidays. The kitchen and dining room are key rooms during the Christmas break, however you’ll probably be spending a large amount of time in the living room too for the all-important after dinner games, snoozes and not forgetting the Queen’s speech. This is a room that really needs to capture the enchantment of the season and offer you the best of comfort during the festivities.
Redecorating in November will not only freshen up the look in time for Christmas, but will also give you a chance to re-think the layout of your space or the way you use it in preparation for the extra use it will likely see this season. With so many beautiful options; fabrics, papers and paints available – a complete makeover is possible in just a few days. If you’re looking to invest in a few key pieces, such as a new sofa or armchair, here are a few tips to help you choose.
Pick with your head and your heart. Yes, a sofa has to fit in with your interior décor and must be the correct size for your lounge, but remember that you will be sitting on the stylish sofa for years to come, so ensure it’s comfortable too. Consider your height and leg length, how firm or soft you would like your cushions to be and whether you like to sit up straight or relax and curl up on your sofa – maybe both! If head and neck support are important to you, try a high back sofa like the Westbury. A split back on a sofa like the Hartford would suit those looking for lower back comfort in particular and a compact piece like Florence or a small scale Chloe will be perfect for someone with a smaller frame.
At G Plan, we understand that people come in all shapes and sizes. We offer a versatile range of sofas with different fillings and posture characteristics so you don’t have to compromise on style or comfort. Manual and power recliner options are available on many models in the range, perfect for an afternoon snooze after a long Boxing Day walk. Luxury armchairs and footstools provide extra comfort and might be the perfect solution for squeezing in an extra guest or two for an evening of board games.
No two living rooms are the same, so every G Plan sofa is made to order in a wide selection of beautiful upholstery fabrics, so there is certainly something for everyone. We have a fabulous range of soft yet durable neutrals to perfectly compliment any interior scheme and offer lasting comfort for years to come. If you have small children at home or enjoy the odd TV dinner you might like to consider a darker fabric, or even leather which may be more practical. Use the My favourites tool on the website to save the options you like, and don’t forget to order a swatch to see what the fabric looks like in your home.
Visit one of our retailers and take the G Plan Sit Test. Don’t be shy, take off your shoes, put your feet up and relax, after all, that’s what you’ll be doing at home. Whether you’re stealing ten minutes for a sit down once the Turkey is in the oven, or relaxing on your sofa for the entire afternoon after seeing off your guests, your sofa should be a treat and offer you the perfect level of comfort this Christmas.