Living Room Furniture

Living Room Furniture Buying Guide

Choosing the right type of living room furniture to buy is made much simpler with our Living Room Furniture Buying Guide. Just click on a link below, to jump down to further information about the living room furniture area you're interested in:

Ready assembled or easy assembly furniture?

Ready Assembled furniture

Short of time or not very confident at DIY? Then try our Ready assembled furniture collections. We deliver them direct to you fully assembled or with minimal assembly and in most cases are delivered to the room of your choice and the packaging removed. So all you need to do is just fill them!

Easy Assembly

A bit of time spent by you could save you a packet. Easy assembly furniture costs us less to produce, store and transport, so we pass these savings onto you as lower prices. Our step-by-step instructions make it easy to assemble.

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Display cabinets

Display cabinets are a great way for you to show off your precious possessions, or a special collection. They usually have glass shelves, and built-in downlighters - and often have mirrored backs, so that you can see your display from every angle.

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Occasional tables

  • Side or end tables

    - These are smaller than coffee tables and are often decorative. You can also use them as lamp tables.

  • Coffee tables

    - These need more space than side or end tables as they're longer and lower. They sometimes have drawers or shelves for storage and are ideal for magazines, ornaments or displays - and of course, coffee.

  • Trunks

    - They're useful for the same reasons as coffee tables. Many have more built-in storage than coffee tables, for CDs, DVDs, magazines, games etc so everything is tidied neatly away.

  • Nests of tables

    - These are 2 or 3 side tables of diffreent sizes that store - or nest - neatly inside each other. They're a great space saver and perfect when you need more tables for entertaining.

  • Console tables

    - These tend to be taller than other tables and often used in dining rooms and halls - and where there is open room behind sofas. They are the ideal piece to finish a room off, but they are also ideal for serving meals at the dinner table. They usually have a small drawer - ideal for table mats and napkins etc.

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Whether you choose easy-assembly or ready assembled, we only offer you quality furniture using quality materials that are built to last.

Solid wood furniture

The most luxurious of all our furniture. It shows the natural beauty of wood with its grain, knots and variations of colour that can change over time, to give your furniture its unique characteristics and look.

Wood veneer furniture

They look similar to solid wood, but cost a fraction of the price. They use thin layers of real wood to create more decorative finishes.

Wood-effect finish furniture

This material has all the look of solid or veneer wood but for a fraction of the cost of the real thing. Some wood-effect finishes also have an embossed grain-effect that feel like real furniture too.

Wood-effect furniture has some advantages over real wood too: it's easy to wipe clean, the colour and appearance is more even and it's stain-, scratch- and warp-resistant so it's especially ideal for younger families. A wood-effect finish is a heavyweight foil or paper veneer, which is fixed to MDF or particle board.


This is wood-effect furniture which is specially coated to be extra durable and scratch-resistant.

Hi gloss furniture

This high sheen finish creates looks that are totally cool and contemporary or totally luxurious.

Glass furniture

Glass can brighten up any room by creating a sense of space, openness and light. It's also colour neutral as you can use it with any pattern or colour no matter how many times you change your decor.

Safety first: All our glass has passed the British Safety Standards BS6202 and is tempered so that it's much stronger glass.

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Measure up - make sure that it will fit

So it always makes sense to measure your space first. To visualise the size, it is a good idea to lay out newspaper to the size of your furniture so you can see how much room it takes up.

Don't forget to allow for extra room for the chairs or any extension leaves that may be built into the table.

All our furniture is measured in centimetres. In order to assist you with your measurements, please refer to our conversion chart:

1 inch = 2.54 centimetres 1 centimetre = 0.394 inches
1 foot = 30.5 centimetres 1 metre = 39.4 inches
1 foot = 0.305 metres 1 metre = 3.28 feet

You should also consider any awkward angles or narrow hallways and stairwells etc that need to be negotiated - especially for ready assembled furniture.

Should you envisage any delivery problems regarding access to your home, please mention these when placing your order. e.g. You live in a block of flats and the only access for large goods is via the buildings goods lift at the rear of the building.

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Keeping your furniture looking its best

Cleaning & polishing

Wax polished or hard lacquered furniture should just be dusted with a soft dry cloth.

Waxed furniture should be given a coat of beeswax a couple of times a year to keep its natural shine and lustre.

Spray polishes are convenient but always read the label: avoid those with silicones as these can build up over time and spoil the natural beauty of your furniture.

Glass should be cleaned with a glass cleaner.

Acylic should be cleaned with soapy water, but don't use anything abrasive.

Seeing the light

Natural light will mellow the colour of wood or wood veneer furniture over time. So until the wood colour has fully matured, any extension leaves in a table should be fully extended and display items like a vase or bowl should be regularly moved.

Avoiding the heat

Wood is a natural product, so whilst it can cope with most temperatures, it is best to avoid having radiators, fires or other sources of heat next to your furniture.

A lack of moisture or humidity caused by central heating or air conditioning can cause solid wood to warp.

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