Home Interiors Directory - The home page for your home Image of lamps. Photograph by jede_hoog at SXC

Browse the Directory


Look closer! Your ad could go here - contact us for details

Bedding4u

Look closer! Your ad could go here - contact us for details











Look closer! Your ad could go here - contact us for details





Vignette: Information sign. Photograph by Edwin PP Hints and tips

Check out our useful hints and tips articles to help you get the best out of your home interiors projects.


Make your living room your own

Leather sofa and coffee table. Photograph by Allison Choppick

When you move into a new house, one of the most important rooms to stamp your own personality on is the living room.

It's here where you and your family can relax at the weekends, and unwind at the end of a busy day. If you've got a whole house to redecorate and refresh, then starting with the living room makes sense as you can use it as a sanctuary while you sort out the rest of the house. Once decorated, the living room can double up as a pro-tem dining room and guest room if need be, until you have worked your way through the other rooms.

You may have brought some of your old furniture with you from your last house, or perhaps you're starting afresh. Most likely is that you'll be mixing some favourite old pieces with some new. Go and have a look at a furniture sale or two, and get some ideas of what might look good in your new living room.

You may have always had fabric sofas, but now might be the time to switch to a leather sofa - it depends on the style of the house and what kind of ambience you want to create in the living room. Some leather sofas can appear quite formal, but you can also get more casual looking leather sofas that have recliners - ideal for relaxing at the end of a hard day's decorating. Make sure you change out of your painting gear before you get settle down on the sofa though; paint is one of the most difficult stains to remove!

Don't forget to look out for some clever storage units to create order and space in your new living room, and find a nice coffee table and some table lamps to add some extra homely touches.

Photo credit: Allison Choppick




top of page top of page 







Visit CannySites.com's new Property & Building Directory





Look closer! Feature your business here - contact us for details







Look closer! Feature your business here - contact us for details

Connect with us
Follow HID Interior Tips (@HIDInteriorTips) on Twitter [external link] Like CannySites.com on Facebook [external link]
Featured links
Home Making
Home Making · Architectural Antiques · Bathroom Suites · Carpet Cleaning Services · Carpets · Cleaning Services · Conservatories · Conservatory Blinds · Cookers, Hoods, Ranges · Door Handles · Doors, Windows · Fires, Fireplaces · Fitted Kitchens, Units · Flooring · Garden Buildings · Heating, Plumbing Services · Heating Products · Home Improvement, DIY · Home Insurance · Home Removals, Storage · Home Security · Homes, Property · Interior Designers · Ironmongery · Kitchen Designers · Lifts, Mobility · Loft Conversions · Mortgages · Paint, Decorating Supplies · Painters, Decorators · Radiators, Covers · Resources · Roof Terraces · Showers · Shutters · Splashbacks · Staircases, Stairs · Tiles · Wallpaper · White Goods · Worktops ·
Home Furnishing
Home Furnishing · Antique Furniture · Antique Reproduction Furniture · Bar Furniture & Stools · Bathroom Furniture · Beanbags · Bedroom Furniture · Beds · Children's Furniture · Conservatory Furniture · Contract Furniture · Designer Furniture · Dining Furniture · Footstools, Ottomans · Futons · Games Room Equipment · Headboards · Kitchen Furniture · Living Room Furniture · Mattresses · Nursery Furniture · Occasional Furniture · Office Furniture, Desks · Sofa Beds · Sofas · TV Stands, Brackets · Wardrobes ·
Home Living
Home Living · Art, Posters, Prints · Bath Linen · Bathroom Accessories · Bedding · Blinds · Candles · Christmas Decorations · Crafts, Hobbies · Curtains, Poles · Cushions, Throws · Fabrics · Frames · Glassware · Home Cinema, Entertainment · Kitchen Appliances · Kitchenware · Lighting · Mirrors · Ornaments · Pottery, Ceramics · Rugs · Storage · Tableware · Vases · Wall Stickers, Decals ·
Content and information
Home · About us · Advertise · Bookstore · Contact · Directory A-Z · Discount Codes · Find a Tradesman · Hints & Tips · New Listings · News & Competitions · Sitemap ·
Related resources
Holiday & Travel Directory · Garden & Landscape Directory · Normal Room · Sapling.info · Abacus Construction Index · Soult's Retail View ·
Featured businesses
SofaSofa · Darlings of Chelsea · Centurion DIY Conservatories · Viking Direct Office Furniture · Tuiss · The Chesterfield Company · The English Sofa Company · Arnold Laver · The English Bed Company · Capital Bedrooms and Kitchens Ltd · Intelli Heat · Livingstone Heating · Web Blinds · Curtains 2go · Blinds 2go ·
Small print
Follow HID Interior Tips (@HIDInteriorTips) on Twitter · Like CannySites.com on Facebook ·
This site is copyright ©1998-2016 Home Interiors Directory, and is hosted by 1&1
The Home Interiors Directory is a CannySites.com directory
Vignette photograph by Edwin PP
Valid HTML 4.0! [external link] Valid CSS! Level A conformance icon