The living room is the hub of the home. A family room in the day, it’s all about playing, chilling and snoozing. By the evening (when they’ve finally gone to sleep) it’s back to being your space; a place to unwind, watch TV and grab a glass of wine. Here are our tips on creating a living room look that works any time of the day.

Keep it neutral

Create a comfortable co-living space by keeping the tones neutral. This doesn’t stop at the paintwork or soft furnishings. When choosing play gyms, swings or bouncers (all things that often end up in this room) think natural too. We love the pale wood on the Liewood Play Gym, as it’s minimal and stylish. Or the Olli Ella Reva Changing Basket is a great pick as a place for changing and playing.

Liewood wooden play gym

Accents & soft layers

Keeping things neutral means that you can play around when adding accessories. In addition to your couch cushions we love adding playful touches like this bold lion face cushion from Ferm Living. Also consider adding pattern, print or texture like with this Avery Row Cotton Knitted Blanket - it's subtle and perfect for daytime rests. In fact, no living room is complete without a blanket or two. Perfect for snuggling under to watch a film, or for using as a playmat. Choose neutral colours that work with your furniture, so when they’re done with them in the day, you don’t mind having them slung on the back on the sofa or chair.

You and them

Mamatoyz Mini Bike

When it comes to your living room it’s ok choose things that work for you and them. Fun things that they can play with like this Olli Ella Holdie House in pale wood, looks good in any colour scheme and will grow with them. Likewise, this wooden Mamatoyz Mini Bike with a felt face, is stylish and fun.

Enjoyed this collection? If you’re looking for more room inspiration, we’ve curated each room in the house to inspire you. Take a look at our tips for putting together a natural nursery, cosy and inspiring reading nook or a creative play space. Our piece on creating a family bathroom will help you achieve a space that suits you and them, while our kitchen ideas are all about curating mess-free, stylish home hubs.