5 Things Your Living Room Needs Right Now

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Looking to freshen up your favourite space without a total overhaul? We've picked out five designs which will fit right in. 

1 The Television
You’ve bought the TV – now you have the unenviable task of figuring out where to put it – or perhaps not.

The clever folks at Bang & Olufsen have created the new BeoPlay V1, a television that combines the brand’s usual sleek Danish aesthetic and craftsmanship alongside an innovative design to ensure that it fits into your living space the way you want it to.

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Whether you hang it from the ceiling, stand it on the floor or swing it from the wall, the nifty, flexible options of this 32 inch flatscreen make that heated discussion with your girlfriend about where the sofa should go a thing of the past.

 Bang & Olufsen BeoPLay V1 television, from £1,999. Visit www.beoplay.com or www.bang-olufsen.com

 

 

 

 

2 The Coffee Table
Inspired by the keel of a boat (that’s the bit that keeps the boat steady – if you didn’t know), this new offering from über-cool Stockholm-based design house Form Us With Love is both quirky and useful.

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Choose from a variety of different coloured ‘keels’ and vary between positioning it upright and horizontal and you’ll be plain sailing between style and space.

 KEEL table by Form Us With Love. Visit www.formuswithlove.se

 

3 The Snack Tray
No man who takes his downtime seriously should be without a dedicated snack tray.

If you want to inject an air of sophistication into stuffing down tortilla chips in front of the TV, you could do a lot worse than invest in this handy bottle-stopper/tray designed by Carlo Trevesani for Seletti.

 APPO tray by Carlo Trevisani for Seletti, €49.95. Visit www.iobject store.com

 

4 The Chair (sort of)
If you’re looking to upgrade that fraying armchair in your living room, get inspired by browsing the quintessential guide to American new era design in Brigitte Fitoussi’s Eames published by Assouline.

Are you a classic Lounge Chair man - with matching ottoman, of course - or an RAR rocker? Take your time deciding and in the meantime, this tome will look as equally stylish on your coffee table as the chair itself.

 Eames by Brigitte Fitoussi, published by Assouline, £16. Visit www.assouline.com

 

 

 

5 The Drinks Cabinet
You might not think you’re the target market for a drinks trolley, but think again as Verner Panton re-issue its classic 1965 Barboy.

This perfect piece of Danish mid-century modern design looks as sleek now as it did in its Sixties hey-day; with its four-part cylindrical storage compartments mounted on wheels, roll on cocktail hour in the comfort of your own front room.

 1965 Barboy  trolley by Verner Panton, £997. Visit www.madeindesign.co.uk

 

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