Beer cans strewn on the floor, a telly older than the Queen and a settee with more loose springs than a self-replicating Slinky – it’s time you spruced up your living room.
Indeed, the living room of your dreams is just a few designs away, if you put in the effort.
Alas, too many of us don’t bother – we simply don’t see how important our front rooms are.
This is where you’ll bring friends round to chat, plough through Game of Thrones box sets, seduce your dates, and commiserate dates gone wrong. The living room is the epicentre of your Kodak moments and the place where you’ll find solace on those less than perfect days.
With that in mind, we’ve come up with a few ways to turn your living room from cesspit to opulence.
Your seats are sodden, springy and about as comfortable as Chinese water torture. But you can make an ace improvement, even on a budget.
What you need is seating that will lull you into a relaxed frame of mind. For our money, a set of Sherborne recliners are the perfect choice for those on the hunt for style and comfort combined. With just a small amount of effort you’ll be able to lean back and adjust the seat to precisely suit your posture.
Setting you back a couple of hundred quid, the Sherborne is ideal for your living room. So chuck your settee on the skip and enjoy a fine recline!
Buying a television used to be so easy – you picked the biggest one, had it delivered, adjusted your aerial to get a picture and enjoyed some classy programming.
But the world has moved on, and tellies now have more features than entire space stations. You’ve got internet support, voice activation, built-in Freeview boxes, thousands of ports and a remote control with 40 million buttons.
Don’t get bogged down in all that junk. You really only need to know a few things when you’re purchasing a telly.
First off, does it have HD functionality? Vie for something with a 1080p resolution and all your pictures will be as sharp as glass.
Next, does it have enough ports? A few HDMI, SCART and aerial sockets are a necessity.
Finally, will it fit with your room? A big telly is tempting, but will look grotesque if your room is dinky.
You might love nothing more than watching I’m a Celebrity… but a dash of highbrow culture could give your living room a boost.
Invest in a snazzy bookcase and fill it with classical literature you can delve into from time to time. You’ll fill some space in your room and who knows – you might just learn a thing or two.