Time to prep your living room for the holidays

Share the festivities with your loved ones this holiday season by giving your living room a ‘facelift’.

WITH the loosening of the nation’s Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs), many may consider opening their doors to once again host meaningful gatherings over a meal, a cuppa, or to binge watch Christmas movies on Netflix.

But inviting guests over to your homes this season – all while following said SOPs – means having to spruce up your living room to make sure it’s welcoming and ready for the festive season.

Aside from getting a Christmas tree, here are some tips to get you started:

Add a statement piece to your living room this holiday season with the Sona Statement Sono sofa from Harvey Norman.Add a statement piece to your living room this holiday season with the Sona Statement Sono sofa from Harvey Norman.

> Anchor the room with a focal point

When entertaining your guest, a comfortable sofa can act as a statement piece. While the shape and colour of the sofa plays an important role, if you want to keep your home looking minimalistic or bold, the selection of sofa upholstery is crucial as well.

Harvey Norman’s new Statement sofas come in two new luxurious leather options: Nappa and Nubuck leather.

Hailed as one of the more expensive types of leather in the market, Nappa leather is often used to make luxury handbags, shoes and clothing items. Its soft, full-grained leather surface is largely unaltered to maintain its unique and natural characteristics which adds a luxurious touch to your space. To ensure its strength and durability, a layer of coating is applied to the surface of the Nappa leather that gives it a smooth, lustrous or pearlescent appearance.

Have kids at home? Fret not as the soft and lightweight Nappa leather will not absorb water or liquid quickly, making it easy to clean in cases of food or beverage spills.

> Introduce comfort into your living space

As a host, one of your main priorities is to ensure your guest is comfortable.

So when you and your loved ones sit around the living room swapping stories or gathering together to watch a treasured Christmas flick consider a statement sofa that would not only act as a statement piece but also adds a luxurious texture.

Nubuck leather is often confused for suede, as the two share the same look and feel. However, with Nubuck leather you get durability added to its luxurious feel. Made from the outer layer of the hide, it also comes from top grain hide, which is touted as more durable and requires less clean up maintenance.

The leather is also sanded or milled to enhance its velvety surface. This process leaves “imperfections” on the leather, which only adds on to the sofa’s luxurious feel.

Depending on your personal style and space in your home, these leathers are available in three different sofa models: Hebbi modular sofa, Sono push back sofa and Arthur metal legs sofa.

Be spoilt for choice as the Alson sofa can be upholstered in any Pazzano fabric.Be spoilt for choice as the Alson sofa can be upholstered in any Pazzano fabric.

> Get an easy maintenance sofa

Having loved ones over for the season adds to the festivities especially when the home is filled with a multi-generational family. From newborns to grandparents - or even great grandparents huddling around the living room on a durable and easy to maintain sofa may keep your mind at ease.

You would be enthralled by the options at Harvey Norman. For instance, the charming Alson sofa can be upholstered in several Pazzano fabric options.

Have peace of mind as this velvety fabric is durable allaying concerns of fabric sofa owners as it is not just easy to clean but the material is water repellent to boot.

So there is no need to stop the party if the kids or guests who are prone to accidental spills have an accident as this fabric’s easy clean feature comes into play.

With just one swipe, chocolate or coffee stains are easily removed - imagine not having to worry about spills with this stain resistant fabric.

Should you be pet parents with your little furr babies roam freely in your home opt for the Monzo polyester for its scratch resistant feature.

Be spoilt for choice especially if you enjoy more options in style, the Harvey Norman Pazzano fabric’s imported Italian design comes in some 500 sofa designs to choose from.

Add in decorations like a candle holder, bird ornaments, white and red flowers and gold leaves for a Christmas twist. Add in decorations like a candle holder, bird ornaments, white and red flowers and gold leaves for a Christmas twist.

> Deck the halls with Christmas decorations

While getting a tree would usually be high on the to-do list, prepping your living room Christmas decorations could get your loved ones into the spirit of the holidays.

You could add some holiday cheer to your home with stunning seasonal curtains or throw pillows for a subtle hint of festivities.

You could also add in lights to create a “magical” feel or decorate with little knick knacks that you love. Harvey Norman’s line of candle holders, bird ornaments or the Christmas flower, Poinsettia in red or white along with gold leaves, will give your home the much needed “wow” factor to impress your guests.

Do you now feel inspired to spruce up your house for the coming Christmas season? Or are you in the mood to shop for some Christmas gifts? Either way, drop by Harvey Norman’s Christmas Sale to enjoy exclusive deals and exciting offers up to 70% for various top brands from now till Dec 14.

For more information, visit www.harveynorman.com.my.

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