4 steps to : living space bliss

4 steps to : living space bliss

We demand a lot of our living rooms these days – they’ve become the great multitaskers for life at home. Whether you’re socialising, working or Netflix bingeing, it’s a space that needs to work effortlessly. Città Stylist Sam van Kan and homestyle magazine Editor At Large Alice Lines have tips on how to lay the foundations to fulfill your household’s every need.

1. Pick your pieces

The largest item in the room, your couch should be well-considered. We’re big fans of modular sofas, as you can move the elements around to suit the occasion.  We used two modular pieces from Città’s Eve sofa range to create a large L (above) – an ideal composition for delineating a living area in an open-plan space.

2. Plan your palette

Inject a little of that breezy island feel into your home with cushions and textiles in natural hues and textures. Keep the look refined by selecting two to three key colours, then mixing and matching fabric types, weaves and prints to bring personality to the scheme. Incorporating cushions of different sizes will also help to keep things visually interesting.

3. Be flexible

Teaming fixed-place furniture with moveable pieces is the key to tailoring the space to your needs. Bring an occasional chair and a side table together when you want some alone time, or use them as part of  a larger setting for a social gathering.

4. Layer, layer, layer

Decorate from the ground up. Try pairing a large jute mat with a smaller rug for a graphic look. A double-layer coffee table makes way for books and objects underneath,  so the top can become home to creative vignettes. Or try using trays as stages  for groupings of favourite objects. 

Now you have the blueprint for creating your ideal living space, enter our contest! Share your living space style to be in to win a $1,500 Città gift card, plus the chance to be featured in the pages of homestyle!

To enter:
1. Follow both @citta and @homestylemag on Instagram
2. Snap and share your sleep space style
3. Use #cittahomestyle

Entries close Tuesday 31 October, so get styling! T's and C's

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