There's a reason living rooms are called living rooms; of all the spaces in your home, it's the one where you spend the most time. Live in, you might say.
As such, it should be the centrepiece of your house – a relaxing, cocooning hub of comfort as well as a showcase for the very best of your taste and most up-to-date tech. From your TV to your sofa, here are our recommendations for keeping your space smart:
LG SIGNATURE OLED 4K TV
Let's not kid ourselves, this is arguably the most important thing in the room. And this beauty of a TV is the perfect marriage of design and function. Sitting less than 4mm from the wall it's hardly noticeable when off, but when on it fills the room with a viewing experience sure to draw envious oohs and ahhs.
With ultra-sharp HDR 4K picture quality and Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos combined sound – a world first for any TV – plus Freeview Play and simple, intuitive controls, it's as close to the full cinematic experience as you'll get in the comfort of your own home. Little wonder it won over 40 awards at CES 2017.
Ruark R7 High Fidelity Radiogram
Once upon a time, home music came courtesy of a kind of all in one hi-fi / sideboard that would sit in the corner by Dad's prog-rock LPs. Ruark have run with that concept and created this beautiful modern equivalent: complete with multi-format CD player, DAB, FM and internet radio, built-in Spotify and Bluetooth capabilities. It not only covers pretty much all your audio needs, but blends classic vintage and modern design too.
West Elm Mid Century Pop-Up Storage Coffee Table
More than simply somewhere to park your espresso, this sleek and elegant walnut and marble table makes for a fitting centrepiece to any living room. Plus, the pop top reveals hidden storage depths, making it not only immensely practical as a place to keep books and magazines (and random other stuff), but also serves as an upgrade on your local coffee shop as a laptop worktop too.
LG SIGNATURE Air Purifier
No matter how clean it looks, your home is hiding a frightening amount of dust mites, allergen particles and invisible mould spores, not to mention the occasional waft of aromatic unpleasantness. With this discreet beauty, all of those nasties are taken care of without the need for an eyesore.
The system powerfully ejects 18 litres of sterilised water an hour to literally wash the air – meaning you're inhaling only the purest stuff. Easy filling, cleaning and smart indicators controllable via your phone make this a no-brainer for modern city living.
Abel Grey Wool Mix 3 Seater Sofa
Amidst the space age TVs and smart tech, let's not forget that the primary function of a living room is as a place to relax. And what do you relax on? A sofa, natch. This elegant model combines sleek, clean lines with deep comfort, and the grey wool adds a touch of class that will harmonise with any colour scheme.
Philips Hue White And Colour Ambiance Starter Kit
Gone are the days when lights were binary affairs. Nowadays, if you can't sync your lighting to the film you're watching via your phone, have you even lived? Enter Philips Hue. Not only can you set the mood with 16 million colour combinations to literally switch up your living room, but you can sync them to music, films, the game you're playing and program them to switch on and off at certain times of the day.
And it all links up to your phone and should you be so inclined, your Amazon Echo so you can blow the socks off (or completely freak out) your date changing the lighting with a vocal command. Feel free to totally overdo it, a la the image above.
To take your living room to the next level, look no further than the LG SIGNATURE range which delivers a new sense of life for the most discerning individual. LG SIGNATURE is life-enhancing and provides access to an exceptional lifestyle through meaningful innovation and timeless aesthetics. Find out more here.