The hero piece of this room has to be a super-squashy sofa in a versatile colour. Put a warmer neutral on the walls for a cocooning feel and add a big, jigsaw-friendly coffee table that everyone can reach, rather than cluttering the space with side tables.
Get the look
Buy now: Walls painted in London Stone No 6 matt estate emulsion, £45 for 2.5L, Farrow & Ball at B&Q
Buy now: Portland Stone carpet, £39.99sq m, Brintons
Buy now: Rug Guru Union Ivory rug, from £469, Modern Rugs