Sitting down for
Gogglebox is like sitting down with old friends - curling up on the sofa with an array of hot drinks, snacks and excellent TV.
The stars of the hit show (if you haven't seen the series, it films ordinary people watching and discussing television programmes - and it's just as brilliant as it sounds!), have taught us a lot about styling the perfect living room.
So, which family's style is the one for you?
Mary and Giles sit down for viewings in their cosy den inside their country Wiltshire bolthole. They sit side-by-side, with Mary in her William Morris print chair (with matching wallpaper) and Giles comfortable in his grey armchair. The pair are surrounded by bulging bookcases, not to mention the odd eclectic number thrown in - including a side table with eyes.
Mr and Mrs Moffatt settle down in front of the box with their daughter Scarlett. The family, from County Durham, have a clean and clutter free living room in pale blue and white. Occasionally the camera pans to the TV which sits in front of gorgeous exposed brick. Good choice!
Leon and June - unofficially known as the nation's grandparents - sit side-by-side in traditional armchairs in their neutrally decorated family home in Liverpool.
Between the chairs rests a small coffee tables displaying family photos - but with room for two teas and Leon's biscuits (or ham!).
Former partners Steven and Christopher film the show in Chris's home in Brighton, where metallic photo frames and candlesticks adorn the black dresser behind the sofa.
Drinks trolley? Check.
Gold curtains? Check. Steph and Dom are all about luxe in their Grade I listed B&B in Sandwich, Kent. The couple relax in the private digs inside the B&B where drinks are on taps and hands are always held.
The Tappers - dad Jonathan, mum Nikki and their kids Josh and Amy - spread out for TV viewing on their huge squishy L-shaped sofa in the family home in north London. They sometimes film the show in their PJs while tucking into a takeaway, and their comfy living room is the perfect place to relax after a long day at work or school.
The Malones have more dogs than family members - four people film the show, along with five dogs (including our favourite, Dave). Their living room has a brown feature wall with a neutral palette, along with throws protecting the sofa from Dave and co.
Vicar Kate Bottley, husband Graham and dog Buster film Gogglebox from their living room in Nottingham, which features a brown leather sofa and the cosiest accessories ever seen on television - a patterned thrown, endless tea cosies and the best range of giant squishy slippers you'll ever find.
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Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.
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