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Design Ideas for A Comfortable Sitting Room and Living Room with Sofas and Recliner Chairs

Living Room, or Sitting Room, an Important Part of A House

The living room, or as some call the sitting room, where it meets the family to enjoy either reading, watching TV, or any activity that endeared them. Reflect the living room is always personal taste and the owner of the house, they are considered the most used room. So have you designed in a way Troukk and relieve your household. Should consist of the living room sofas, chairs, tables and the side of moderation, library, lamps, rugs, and either in a deluxe room designed as designed dianne bishop possible that there is a fireplace and a piano.

Most comfortable sofa and a best recliner are must-have items in living room/ sitting room
Most comfortable sofa and a best reclining sofa are must-have items in living room/ sitting room

Space of a living room

Must be at least the length of the living room about 4.5 m. This size will allow us to arrange for a roomy sofas, easy to move in addition to a healthy distance between the TV and seating as in the design designed leslie benston. For small living room in a small apartment must be at least 3.8 m in length. As for the luxury place sitting in length shall be a minimum of 5 meters.

We must selected Mrihhkoshert Sofas essential for living rooms, proportionate with the colors of the wall and in line with the main theme of the decor. We also take note of a well-to Vartfalla sizes 38 cm and 80 cm depth of the seat. The length shall be according to the space available in the room, sofas prefer heavy (made from natural wood, for example) because the solids give it a longer life span for use, and bear the daily stress.

Sofas couch or reclining chairs are suitable for large living room
Sofas couch or reclining chairs are suitable for large living room

What type of Sofas and Recliners?

Contemporary sofas and recliners

There are two types of sofas and recliners, contemporary sofa and contemporary reclining chair be characterized by the appearance of a simple armchair armchairs, square-shaped and rises to the rules of either high-or which is small in size smirk so it is suitable for small apartments, as in designing designed because space is limited. To find models for small space, visit Cuddly Home Advisors for reclining leather sofa reviews.

Classic sofas and recliners

The classic style is characterized by thick seats, and also characterized armchair wrapped in a circular motion with a number of them for distributor. For colors also subject to either the use of cool colors such as purple, green and blue. Then the room will look like a quieter and rebound, these colors fit small rooms. The warm colors such as yellow, red and orange thereby giving a sense of heat and intimacy and energy are suitable for cold country, but it is important in the living room to choose the right colors you you are, we see here the use of white with color it bounces in the living rooms of Sraha But if the cloth is from the face of the hearing when starch cleans why not?

Selecting between contemporary style and classic style for your sofas and recliners
Selecting between contemporary style and classic style for your sofas and recliners

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Revival; A creative couple transform their daggy and dated 1970s house into a contemporary, light-filled family home

A Contemporary, Stylish Interior Four-bedroom Family Home

This four-bedroom family home has got it all: spacious, light and airy living areas, large garden, an enviable location in the beautiful seaside village of Mt Eliza on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, and a contemporary, stylish interior. If the house was for sale now it would be snapped up in minutes. But when the property was on the market three years ago it was a very different story. “People walked straight out of the open inspection saying it was a dump and too much work,” recalls homeowner Jo Verhoeft. “I called it the derelict house on the hill,” she says. “It was built in the early 1970s and was really dark inside with dated decor, ugly brick and plaster arches, dreary, dark wood panels, and wallpaper everywhere – even the shower was wallpapered!”

Designing a 4 room house
Designing a 4 room house

Despite the neglected state of the house, it was structurally sound, with a good floorplan and in a great position on the hill, so Jo and husband Bart, not daunted by a DIY challenge, instantly saw its potential as the perfect family home. “We moved in just six weeks after our third daughter Lola was born and immediately began planning what renovations needed to be done,” Jo says.

Reuse Some Usable Pieces of Furniture to save on costs

To save on costs the couple did the majority of the work themselves, hiring local builder Ray Hughes for the bigger jobs such as replastering, and constructing a pergola and two new gables. “We stripped the house back to basics,” Jo says, “removing the brick arches, ripping up the old carpet and lino, and taking down the wood panelling. We did keep the panelling on the hall ceiling and study wall, classic chairs, recliners, and round tables as we wanted to embrace some of the original features that worked in the house. It’s a special surprise to see a modern influence married gently into an old home.”

The look the couple wanted to achieve for their interior was “a light space with cool forms, textures and luxuries throughout”, Jo explains. “Bart and I were both born in the 1970s and are drawn to mid-century-modern pieces.

Interior design and furniture arrangement for a family with babies

With young children, the house also needed to be durable, easy to live in and easy to keep clean. The tired interior was given a contemporary facelift with newly rendered walls painted a warm white (Dulux “White Watsonia”) for a fresh, light and airy feel; dark flooring for practicality and to contrast with the white; and modern fixtures and fittings in the two bathrooms. Floor-to-ceiling windows were installed in the main living area to let in light and to maximise the garden views. With the budget getting tight the couple didn’t think they’d be able to afford to update the kitchen, but a good friend offered to make new cupboard doors for them. “Bart fitted and painted the doors in a white high gloss to match the walls and I bought new handles and a sink and mixer from eBay for a song. We had the old orange benchtop relaminated and a new Laminex breakfast bar installed where we knocked down the existing bar,” Jo says. “Our new, modern kitchen cost less than $2500.”

Select a modern style for the kitchen
Select a modern style for the kitchen

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PROFILE: MIDLAND FURNITURE AUCTIONS – Bringing down the hammer

Auctions can be a fast way for a retailer to turn stock into much- needed cash and the quality of goods for sale is often high, says Caroline Munro

Whether times are exceptionally good, or horribly bad, furniture auctioneers are bound to benefit. But it’s not only auctioneers that can enjoy the benefits of a less than ideal climate – auctions can be an effective and fast means for retailers to convert stagnating stock back into cash.

auctions for furniture stuffs
auctions for furniture stuffs

For Roger Darrington-Mosley, Midland Furniture Auctions (MFA) md auctioneering is his passion and good customer service his business. `To me, I am an auctioneer and that is what I will always be,’ he says.

Darrington-Mosley has worked in auction rooms since he was 15, but he supposes his love for it grew from when his grandfather, who was a farmer, took him to livestock markets.

`As my mum always said, “the right peg in the right hole”. Auctioneering is all I’ve ever done and it’s all I’ve ever wanted to do,’ he says. `It’s the whole game – it’s matching a product to a buyer, coaxing them, educating them, giving them as much information as I can to make a deal work.’

Already behind the lectern at the tender age of 19, Darrington-Mosley hasn’t looked back. He worked for a number of firms, until eventually he grew unhappy with the way things were run and decided to start his own auctioneers.

MFA’s first gavel sounded in January 2005, and the business has since grown in leaps and bounds. Its premises in Alfreton, Derbyshire, will have doubled in size by June this year. `But in terms of turnover, it’s more than quadrupled,’ he says. `And that is predominantly down to the fact that we are pitching ourselves in the middle to upper market – that’s where we work best.’

While the past year has meant hard times for people in the furniture industry in the UK, for auctioneers it has meant good returns – or at least that is Darrington-Mosley’s standpoint. A clear sign of bad times is when MFA receives a delivery direct from the docks.

`We really do well – unfortunately – when businesses are struggling because we provide a very quick turnaround from physical stock into money. And we’ve been seeing an awful lot of gear – especially imported gear – coming directly to us from the docks because people have obviously ordered three or four months ago predicting better sales than they have perhaps had,’ he says.

At times like this, auctioneers are a good means of getting rid of stock very quickly. MFA holds an auction once a week, which last about four hours. In that time, it will sell between 3,500 and 5,000 pieces of furniture. These sales are made on-site and via a live web auction. Each lot sale lasts for about a minute, from the start of bidding to the gavel falling.

`We try to make it as quick and painless as possible,’ he laughs.

The company’s personal record for the amount of lots sold a week is 2,500, which, he says, `equates to a vast amount of furniture’. For retailers, it is a very convenient and quick way to get rid of stock, and in most cases their stock will be gone within a week, or a fortnight at worst, he says.

quick way to get rid of stock
quick way to get rid of stock

But it is not always a case of auctioneers doing well only when times are hard. He says there are various reasons why retailers would utilise the services of an auctioneer: some aim to get rid of old stock and clean out various lines, while others would prefer to auction goods rather than hold a sale.

`One or two of them are of the opinion that customers will wait for a sale, and they will probably buy anyway if they don’t have a sale,’ he says. `Depending on the price range of the product, they can get a good return for them.’

For other businesses, it may be a logistical issue because many modern retailers no longer have warehouses for storage. Stock also comes from large retailers who are looking to get rid of products used for photo- shoots and for display.

`They’re often in all the best styles, in the best covers – they’re beautiful,’ says Darrington-Mosley.

Yet, at the same time, he concedes that the credit crunch and the worsening state of the furniture retail market in the UK are revealing definite trends. `The volume of new A-grade product that we sell is 10 times what it was a few years ago.’

And although he has noted a larger number of cheaper products, many of which originate from the Far East, he says this does not necessarily mean a fall in quality of items sold at auction.

`The vast majority of the containers coming to us are of an exceptionally good quality for the price point that they are at. There is good and bad in all – but certainly the clients we deal with who import goods from China, import very good stuff. Certainly, the man on the street will be amazed at some of the items made in China.’

While this may be a good time for auctioneers, Darrington-Mosley points out that it is not always the case for some who are stuck behind the times.

`The antiques game has been the traditional bread and butter of auctioneers for a long time and, unfortunately, they’re all going,’ he says. `One side of the auction game is shrinking and dying and the other side is starting to take off. Auctioneers are having to branch out. At the end of the day, there has always been a type of snobbery in auctions, where its product is looked down upon whereas, to my mind, I sell some fantastic quality furniture.’

He says he would much rather be selling a top quality brand than a house clearance of the effects of someone who has died, or of house transformation.

Auction is selected as a way for house clearance
Auction is selected as a way for house clearance

`It’s a funny old game,’ he laughs. `I think that all auctioneers, sooner or later, will have to realise that people expect more these days, and those who don’t offer additional services at cost effective rates will fall behind. In my opinion it’s been a comfortable, overpriced market for a long time. You have to work for your income now, and that is what we are doing.’

He feels that another problem with auctioneers is that many are still not embracing new technologies, which Darrington-Mosley believes is to their detriment.

`It’s a very antiquated industry and auctioneers traditionally hate investing in their companies,’ he says. `I can still think of a dozen or so outfits in the Midlands near us that don’t even have a website. We have invested heavily in new technology and we are as up to date as any other furniture company can be. We’re following the furniture trade instead of following the auctioneering trade.’

But he adds that this does not mean traditional values are lost, and insists on good customer service and `the human element’.

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