Essential Things That You Need To Have In Your Living Room

Your living room is the heart of your home and therefore the place that encapsulates many things about you and your life.

The living room is the perfect place to relax with family and converse with guests, so it is important that you make sure it includes all of the essential items that make the living room – the living room.


Having velvet items in your living room not only adds a sense of finesse to your items but also a beautiful sense of silky style too. Whether you are looking at sofa’s, corner sofa’s or chairs, there are many different items that you can use for the velvet implementation.

Not only does velvet look good but it also feels great too, adding this level of comfort into your living room is sure to go down well with any guests that you have over. It relaxes the body and guarantees that maximum comfort no matter what position the guest is sat in.

For a better look at what you should be looking for, check out Abitare UK’s very own ‘Alexander and James Betsy Chair’ available on our website.


How about adding some life into your living room? So many people miss the concept of having plant life and greenery in their living space as they do not realise how much it can add. Many side line plants and put them in the kitchen or of course outdoors but what they are forgetting is that they can add some new life and energy into any room in the home, especially the living room.

The bright primary and secondary colours can spice up the overall colour pallet that your room sticks too and truly stand out amongst your other furnishings, they can double the amount of beauty that your living-room possesses and can also produce some lovely scents in the room too.

If you are looking for something a little bit more unique, then you will definitely want to have a look at some plants for your living area.


Everybody needs a footstool as a part of their home setup. There are times when you just want to put your feet up, perhaps after a long day at work, a weekend day spent walking or maybe even just a lazy Sunday.

The point is that a footstool in vital to completing your living room. They can act as the perfect way to suspend your legs for maximum comfort, you can even go a step further by adding a cushion on top of your footstool to fully utilise the amount of comfort you can get from your footstool.

Check out the full footstool range available at Abitare UK.

Surround Sound Speakers

It’s not all about having comfortable furnishings, sometimes you want some cool toys too. Try some surround sound speakers to add some ‘oomf’ to your viewing experience. One of the most common things that occur in the living room is watching movies and television shows on the TV, so why not maximise the sound by getting a big surround sound speaker.

Using surround sound, you can help yourself get immersed in the worlds you are escaping into, hear where things are around you and put yourself in the characters shoes. If you are passionate about entertainment, you will want to get your hands on a big speaker for your overall viewing pleasure.

Here at Abitare UK we offer a variety of different speakers from SONOS. Whether you are looking for a speaker for your TV or even just a basic music speaker, we have the right one for you.


The fireplace is most certainly an essential item for the living room. This is a lot more relevant now than ever as we slowly but surely progress into the winter months, the air gets colder and so does your home. Warm it up by lighting the fire, whether you choose gas or electric, it can warm your room up immensely well.

Also fireplaces are very thematic, as we move towards Christmas, you are going to see a lot more fireplaces coming into prominence and you are going to want in on that. They are very cosy and fit right into the living room in the winter months. Also if you have a pet, they love to lounge in front of the fire so why not give them a treat also.


Are you feeling like your walls are looking a bit plain? We know the feeling! Sometimes you want to fill in those gaps and there is no better way to do so than by filling the walls with art. There are so many beautiful pieces of art out there that are just waiting to be displayed and appreciated and you can help with that by placing them on your walls.

You can even put your own paintings on the wall if you have an artistic flare yourself!

If you are not into paintings, you could potentially get some sculptures to don your shelves instead. Add to your windowsills by filling them with some beautifully sculpted pieces that represent what means most to you.

If you are looking for some inspiration in this department, check out the Abitare UK art range to see what we have to offer and decide if any of our items would fit into your home.


This sounds like a no brainer but you will need a clock in your living room. While I’m sure many of you will have watches and do not feel the necessity of having a clock, however you cannot say the same for your guests. Even if everybody in the room has a watch, the clock is still incredibly influential as it can be eye level and once again present some style.

Here at Abitare UK, we offer a huge amount of clocks that vary from standard to incredibly diverse, so before you make any decisions regarding clocks be sure to have a look at what we have to offer.

How many of these items do you already have in your living room? Are you looking to add any of them to your current set up?

As we established at the beginning of the article, the living room is the heart of the home so you want to make sure that it consistently looks healthy and is filled with beautiful items. It is a special part of the home where those who are nearest and dearest to you gather so make sure that the special feeling is transferred into the room itself.

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