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Trends tend to come and go. However, only a few endure offering a timeless appeal that transcends the trends. When it comes to lounge room designs, luxury is not just about opulence; it’s about creating a space that exudes sophistication, and comfort.

From sleek minimalism to striking glam, the latest trends in luxury lounge room designs show a shift towards quiet luxury, instead of extravagance. Quiet luxury is all about adding a touch of elegance and refinement without going overboard.

Here are some of the latest luxury trends and how to incorporate them into your own home.

Quiet Luxury

Quiet luxury is nothing but keeping things simple yet stylish. It’s about choosing pieces that feel luxurious, without being flashy and creating an atmosphere that exudes luxury without a garish display of wealth.

Having said that, quiet luxury doesn’t have to cost you much. Instead of investing in luxury items, go for quality pieces like our Artemis Bright White Mirror that create an illusion of a much larger area.

Mirrors are also a great way of filling empty spaces and are ideal for understated luxury. Pair it with a Figtree Lamp Table with a Cymbidium Orchid in a ceramic pot to complete the look.

Minimalism is the Key

Minimalism is not merely a design choice; it’s a lifestyle. With minimalistic lounge rooms, the emphasis is on uncluttered spaces with functional furniture that doesn’t overwhelm the room.

Minimalistic lounge rooms aren’t that hard. To start with, declutter the room, leaving essential pieces that exude elegance and sophistication.

Follow it up with furniture that serves a dual purpose. Our Storage Ottoman doubling as a storage unit,  Manto Coffee Table with hidden compartments and Morgan Sofa Bed with its bi-fold mechanism are great examples of minimalistic living room furniture.

Focus on Quality

Luxury trends, be it home decor, interior design, or fashion, revolve around quality materials that exude class and grace. From the materials to the craftsmanship, every aspect of the furniture is meticulously curated to radiate opulence.

When it comes to lounge room furniture, investing in high-quality furniture made from premium materials such as solid wood, supple leather, and luxurious fabrics makes all the difference. These timeless pieces not only add to the aesthetic appeal of your space but also stand the test of time, ensuring that you get the most out of your investment.

Our all-time favourite is the Adele Dining Table, a 7-piece dining setting made from American Oak. The wooden table with black leather chairs is simply a picture of understated elegance.

Soft Muted Colors for a Neutral Living Room

Gone are the days of bold, statement colours dominating lounge room designs. Instead, go for soft, muted tones and neutral colours for that quiet luxury look.

And it’s not just warm beiges and soft taupes; Neutral colours such as beige, grey, and ivory are the current go-to trends for luxury lounge rooms. They provide a versatile backdrop for accent pieces and accessories, allowing them to shine without overpowering the space.

Lighting Sets the Mood

Lighting plays a crucial role in setting the mood and ambience of a lounge room. From elegant chandeliers to subtle table/floor lamps, every fixture helps create a warm and inviting ambience.

Consider combining recessed lighting with our Highton White Floor Lamp to cast a gentle glow throughout the room. On the other hand, for a more dramatic look, go for statement chandeliers or pendant lights. Not only do they serve as focal points, but also add a sense of grandeur to the lounge room.


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Comments Off on Style Your Bendigo Living Room For Autumn

There’s something special about the season; Trees turn colourful from bright yellow and burnt orange to deep red and everything in between. The air turns crisper, and the chill warns you of the waiting winter.

With the cooler months around the corner, there’s no better time to redecorate your living room. Sometimes, all it takes is a couple of well-placed decor pieces to bring the much-needed warmth to your space.

Maximalistic Living Room is Back With a Twist

Gone are the days when minimalism ruled your living rooms. This autumn, embrace the cozy vibes of maximalism with furniture pieces from Valentines Furniture.

Maximalism is definitely making a comeback but with a modern twist. This time, the focus is on the rich materials and colours, incorporating them in a quirky way.

Think of bold statement pieces and plush sofas adorned with an array of cushions. Our Northbridge Chesterfield is the epitome of luxury and comfort, set in autumn hues.

Make Comfort and Warmth a Priority

As the temperatures drop, your living room becomes a sanctuary for the entire family. Imagine curled up on your sofa with a cup of tea. The best part about comfort and warmth is that all you need are small pieces, like cushions or throws, in vibrant colours.

The Melon Knitted Throw in its rich colours and the Coral Maize Knitted Throw with its multi-coloured triangle pattern, create a truly unique space.

Let Autumn Define Your Colour Palette

Your autumn living room is incomplete without an autumnal colour palette, say a mustard yellow, shades of terracotta, dark green, and warm orange. These hues bring about a sense of warmth, intimacy, and sophistication.

Incorporate these colours in your living room through furnishings like throws, rugs, and table/floor lamps. Consider our Tanager Sunset Table Lamp with a burnt orange base, Barossa – Fall rug in fall colours, and Noble rug in deep burgundy for a touch of luxury and class.

Not only are these affordable, but they are also easy to change with the season.

Curves Continue to Make an Impact

Soft curves and organic shapes continue to take centre stage in living room design, no matter the season. Not only do they bring about a contemporary feel, but they also add a softness to the room. The curved silhouette also helps promote the flow and complement any living room aesthetic.

Our favourites are the Regent Oval Coffee Table with its artistic sculpted legs and the Artemis Bright White Mirror with its quirky curved pattern.

Stay Connected With Nature

What better way to celebrate autumn than by bringing some of that nature inside? It can be anything from a vase of freshly cut Autumn flowers to pinecones to dried branches and leaves. If gardening is your thing, you can even introduce seasonal plants to your living room aesthetic.

An easy way to welcome autumn into your home is by adding seasonal flower arrangements, natural or artificial. This beautiful Moth orchid in a blue and white Chinese pot and Cymbidium orchid in a ceramic pot bring a pop of colour to your autumn aesthetic.

Bring Out the Throw Rugs

Nothing says autumn like a cozy throw draped over the back of a sofa. Bring out your favourite blanket from storage and incorporate it into your decor. Is it still too warm for a blanket? Throws are the perfect option.

Whether you opt for a pure cotton knit, jacquard throw like our Happily Ever After Throw or a faux fur throw with fleece backing like our Virginia Throw, they are a perfect way to add autumnal charm to your living room.

Wrapping Up

As the days get shorter, your living room is much more than a place to relax; it’s a refuge from the cold and a haven for your family. It is also where you can showcase your personality.

By making simple changes, you can create a living room that reflects the beauty of autumn. It can be as simple as adding a few cushions, throws and autumnal flowers. Or flow with the maximalist charm and bring out the bold statement pieces.

But, whatever it is, remember to play with patterns and prints – mix and match to your heart’s content. 

Ready to transform your living room into a cozy haven for autumn? Explore our exquisite collection today to discover the perfect pieces for adding warmth and style to your space.

With Valentines Furniture, your living room will be the ultimate retreat this autumn.

The living room is the heart of every home, where comfort meets style. There’s nothing like coming to a living room bathed in natural light, inviting you to relax and unwind after a long day. While minimalist, bohemian, and moody living rooms have their unique appeal, there’s nothing like the rustic beauty of a country living room.

While the traditional living room is all about the cozy, lived-in feel, the modern country living room is all about sleek and modern design principles. The timeless elements of country living, like antique charm and wooden furniture have taken on a modern outlook, creating a space that is on-trend with the current times.

Oversize Furniture for Comfort

The country living room has come a long way from its origins as a simple farmhouse with clean lines. However, one thing that has not changed is the emphasis on comfort. The modern country living room is all about creating a cozy and inviting space where you can relax and unwind.

One way to achieve this is by opting for oversized furniture, both comfortable and stylish. Whether it’s a plush sofa or a Lazboy, ensure that your furniture choices prioritise comfort over everything else. That way, you can create a warm and welcoming environment perfect for spending time with friends and family. 

Pair that with our rustic glass table for a sense of austerity. The iron and glass combination helps balance rugged charm with modern sophistication.

Wood for Vintage and Decor

Country living room, be it traditional or modern, is synonymous with wooden decor. Wood has this timeless appeal that transcends trends while seamlessly blending with modern design. Whether it is a vaulted ceiling, an entertainment centre, or a classic low-back sofa with wooden legs and arms, wood adds much more than an aesthetic appeal.

The addition of wooden furnishings is a subtle nod to tradition and a connection to nature, which the countryside is famous for.

Neutral isn’t Always Dull

Neutral doesn’t have to be dull and lifeless. It is the cornerstone to create a timeless elegant atmosphere. Neutral tones play a vital role in creating a sophisticated aesthetic synonymous with modern country living.

Picture a Chesterfield sofa in soft beige with its classic silhouette or a plush grey rug. They act as a serene backdrop for the other rustic elements, such as wooden furniture. They are also a perfect canvas for layering accents and vibrant accessories like colourful throws or statement artwork.

Don’t Shy Away from Colors and Patterns

While neutrals bring about serenity, bold colours and accents add personality and vibrancy to modern living rooms. Consider adding pops of colour with features like a chevron pattern throw draped over a neutral sofa or a colourful lamp illuminating a cozy corner.

If not colours, how about textures? Textures add depth and visual interest to your living room. It can be anything from combining smooth surfaces like glass with leather or velvet. Or a faux mink throw over a neutral armchair.

Don’t hesitate to mix and match; The different colours and textures create an inviting atmosphere.

Include Earthy Colors

Earthy colours play a pivotal role in traditional country living rooms. It infuses your space with warmth, tranquillity, and a connection to the outdoors. Think along the likes of rich browns, warm terracottas, and soothing greens reminiscent of nature.

Consider a Chesterfield in a deep chocolate brown as the anchor piece, creating an inviting atmosphere. Pair it with an accent chair in a muted green adorned with a pillow or two for some good measure.

Transform Your Living Space with Modern Country Living Essentials!

Are you looking to add a touch of rustic charm to your living room? Consider adopting a modern country style.

All you need to do is blend earthy tones, cozy textures, and timeless elegance, to adopt a modern country style for your living room. Your home is a canvas waiting to reflect your unique taste and needs. Whether a cozy apartment or a spacious house, the right furniture can make all the difference.

Turn your living space into a haven of comfort and sophistication. Visit us today at Valentines Furniture to explore our selection of modern country living furniture.


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Comments Off on Get Your Living Room and Interior Styling Summer Ready

As the sun shines on us with its warmth, it’s time to welcome the vibrant spirit of Summer into your living space. At Valentines Furniture, nestled in the heart of regional Victoria, Bendigo, we’re here to guide you on how to get your living room and interior styling Summer-ready. From our exquisite range of furniture to the delightful accessories and homewares, we’ve got everything you need.

1. Breathe Fresh Life with Furniture

Your living room is the centrepiece of your home, and what better way to embrace the season of SUN than with a new piece of furniture? At Valentines Furniture, we offer a diverse collection of high-quality sofas, sectionals, and recliners designed to elevate your living space.

Consider investing in a sofa with bright and bold patterns, or soft creams and white upholstery to bring in the essence of Summer. Blues, soft creams, and bold colours are all the rage this season. They add a splash of colour, or soothing beach feel, and create an inviting atmosphere.

2. Homewares with Elegance

Homewares are the heart and soul of any room’s décor. Adding the right accessories can make a difference when it comes to Summer. Valentines Furniture offers artwork, a range of rugs, and lighting and lamp options to help you spruce up your living room.

A stylish rug can anchor your seating area and add warmth. Our rug collection includes various patterns and sizes to suit your style. To complement your furniture, consider soft, floral-patterned cushions that bring nature indoors. For Summer, consider blues to match the ocean – like the Marrakech Rug.

3. Illuminate Your Space

Let’s remember the importance of lighting. Good lighting can set the mood and create a cosy atmosphere. From elegant table lamps to modern floor lamps, Valentines Furniture has lighting solutions that can transform your space.

Consider adding some elegant table lamps to your living room. They serve as stunning decorative pieces along with their main function. Place them strategically to create warm pockets of light. The Tanager Sunset Lamp features a sunset colour – perfect to brighten up your Summer!

4. Bring the Outdoors In

To truly embrace the spirit of Summer, follow the advice of Australia’s top interior designer, Lisa Carter: “Introduce elements from the outdoors into your interior styling.” Fresh flowers and greenery can do wonders to brighten up your living space. They not only add colour but also infuse your room with the scents of Summer.

At Valentines Furniture, we have a beautiful selection of vases and decorative flowers to bring the outside in. Incorporate fresh flowers, succulents, or even potted herbs to bring a touch of nature indoors.

Visit Valentines Furniture for Your Spring Makeover

Now that you have a glimpse of how to get your living room and interior styling Summer-ready, it’s time to act! Visit Valentines Furniture in Bendigo and explore our exquisite range of furniture and accessories. With our expertly curated collection you can transform your living space into a springtime haven.

As the season of sun unfolds, seize the opportunity to refresh your home and make it an inviting oasis of style and comfort. Take advantage of the chance to create a living room that welcomes Summer with open arms. Visit Valentines Furniture in Bendigo today and embark on your journey to a Summer-ready living space. Your dream interior is just a visit away!


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Mastering the art of maximizing small spaces is a skill that involves creatively utilising every available inch of room to create a functional and visually appealing environment. With urban living on the rise and cozy apartments becoming the norm, selecting the right furniture can make all the difference. Whether you’re in a snug studio or a compact apartment, strategic furniture choices can create a sense of openness and functionality.

Keep it Simple

When it comes to furnishing a small space, simplicity is your best friend. Opt for sofas with skinny arms and a tight, upholstered back. Say goodbye to the bulky, fat-armed couches of old; Sleeker options like our Arna Lifestyle 3 Seater not only save space but also exude a modern charm.

For dining tables, look for designs with slender legs that take up minimal visual weight. The Adele Dining Table, with its simple and practical design, ticks all the right boxes.

Built-In Storage

Space-saving furniture should be as practical as it is stylish. Seek out pieces that offer built-in storage solutions. The Storage Ottoman with hidden compartments provides a clever way to stow away items. This keeps them out of sight and frees up more floor space.

Furthermore, tables with drawers or shelves can hold daily essentials without cluttering the surface. Our Manto Coffee Table is not only a sleek addition to your living room, but it also holds enough storage.

Multi-Tasking Furniture

In small spaces, every piece of furniture should earn its keep. Embrace multi-functional designs that serve more than one purpose. The York – Sofa & Sofa Bed, for example, serves as a comfortable seating area during the day and transforms into a pull-out bed when guests stay over.

Get creative with your choices; a dresser can double as a nightstand, and a storage cart can become a mobile kitchen island. Along the same line, our Brooklyn Hall Table, with its black iron frame, fits in any room seamlessly, from the kitchen to the living room.

By integrating these versatile pieces, you’ll make the most of your limited space.

Low-Slung Furniture

Furniture with a low profile is a smart solution for small rooms. Low-slung pieces like the Adele Coffee Table create the illusion of higher ceilings, making the space feel airier.

This design trick not only opens up the room visually but also provides a more relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Remember, it’s not just about how much floor space you have; it’s also about how the space appears and feels.

Stackable Pieces

When floor space is at a premium, think vertical. Opt for stackable furniture that can be easily stored when not in use. Stools and dining chairs that stack neatly can be pulled out when needed and tucked away when the dining area is not in use.

Our Vico Dining Setting, compact and modern, can be a great solution for maximising small spaces. Its stackable stools and dining chairs provide flexible seating options that can be stored away when not needed.

Move it to the Walls

One of the golden rules for furnishing small spaces is to move furniture toward the walls. This tactic leaves the center of the room open, creating an illusion of more space. Install bookshelves directly on the wall, maximising vertical storage without encroaching on the floor area.

Or you could move the table directly to the wall. Made from American Oak, the Adele Buffet, with its sleek frame, could be pushed directly to the walls.

Revitalise Your Living Space with Valentines’ Furniture!

Discover the art of maximizing small spaces and creating functional havens with our expert tips. Whether it’s cozy apartments or snug studios, the right furniture transforms your environment.

Embark on a journey into a realm of refined designs and unmatched comfort, meticulously curated to harmonise with your unique lifestyle. Your home, a canvas waiting to be adorned with both style and practicality, is just a step away from its transformation.

Seize the opportunity to turn your living space into a symphony of sophistication and functionality. Visit Valentines Furniture Shop today and let your home reflect the art of living beautifully.


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Comments Off on Homewares Ideas to Make Your Home Full Of Life

Your home is more than just a place to sleep and eat; it’s a reflection of your personality and style. Homewares are a vital aspect of transforming your living space into a sanctuary full of life. Whether you’re looking to add new homewares or rearrange your existing pieces, small knicks and knacks can help you make your home feel more vibrant and alive.

With the right pieces, you can transform your living space into a warm and welcoming environment that reflects your personal style. In this article, we’ll explore some homeware ideas that make your home feel more lively.


Artwork is an excellent way to add some character to your living space. It can be a bold statement piece or a collection of smaller prints grouped together, much like the Giraffe Triptych from our collection. Made of three panels, the Triptych is a sequence of pictures used to create a narrative.

Whatever your style, there’s sure to be an artwork that will fit your taste. When choosing artwork, consider the colour scheme of your space. Choose artwork that either complements your existing decor or a piece that adds a pop of colour.

Plants and Flowers

Introducing plants and flowers is one of the easiest ways to add life to your home. Plants purify the air, reduce stress, and increase productivity. Moreover, they also add colour to your living space.

Start by placing a small plant in a decorative pot on your windowsill or invest in a large plant to create a focal point in your living room.

If you don’t have a green thumb, consider faux plants like our Moth Orchid that look realistic and require no maintenance. Set in a glass vase, the orchid is a replica of an actual plant. Faux plants are also an excellent option for those with allergies or pets, as they won’t trigger any reactions.

Decorative Mirrors

Mirrors are versatile additions that add life to your living space. They not only create an illusion of space but also add a decorative element to your room.

Placing a large mirror in your living room or bedroom creates a focal point. Our Chatsworth Silver Mirror would make a wonderful addition to your living room.

Alternatively, you can place a small decorative mirror like our Aura Black Mirror on your shelves or console table to add interest.


Lighting makes a massive difference in the ambience of your living space. But, instead of sticking to traditional overhead lighting, consider adding some unique fixtures. For example, a statement pendant light adds personality to your space and provides more focused lighting.

Alternatively, lamps create a cozy atmosphere. For example, table lamps can be placed on bedside tables or a side table in your living room, just like our Infinity Table Lamp. With its sleek and minimalist design, the Infinity Table Lamp blends seamlessly with any decor style, providing a warm and inviting glow to your space.

On the other hand, floor lamps provide soft lighting in a reading nook or illuminate a dark corner of the room. Our Highton Floor Lamp, with its chrome/black marble base and white sheen drum shade, adds a touch of modern elegance to any room.

Statement Rug

Adding a statement rug is an excellent way to transform your living space. A well-chosen rug like our Noble elevates the aesthetic of your space, adding a touch of elegance and sophistication that ties together all the elements of your decor.

In addition to adding style and texture, a rug also provides practical benefits. For instance, it protects your flooring from scratches and wear and tear, especially in high-traffic areas. It also makes your space more comfortable to walk on, especially if you have hardwood or tile flooring.



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Comments Off on Decorating Pitfalls to Avoid in Your Living Room

Your living room may look perfect, but a few simple mistakes can throw you off balance. The living room serves many purposes, from a home’s communal chamber to a party spot. Unfortunately, for a room as important as your living room, people don’t decorate it as efficiently, especially the delicate balance between looks and functionality.

With so much on the line, decorating pitfalls are common. Clutter and overcrowding are the two major mistakes people, even interior designers, make when decorating the living room.

Here are a few mistakes you need to make a note of the next time you decorate your living room.

Leaving Out Unnecessary Clutter

Clearing out clutter is the first step for a polished and elegant home. Hide the mess and clutter of your daily life from view. Stylish storage baskets and boxes help hide the clutter out of sight.

Alternatively, you can also use open shelves. They are a great place to put away your odds and ends. However, open shelves work only when it is not overcrowded.

No Greenery

Introducing plants in your living room adds some life instantly. A little greenery goes a long way toward breathing life into your room. If you are not a green thumb, look for low-maintenance plants that look after themselves.

Plants like succulents, cacti, snake plants, ZZ plants, etc., do not need much effort. Alternatively, you can create a floral arrangement with some fresh greenery. With little work, you can create a welcoming environment and cheerful vibe in your living room.

Prioritising Style Over Comfort

People often sacrifice comfort for style, which tends to reflect in their living rooms. Comfortability is the key to decorating your living room. It is easy to fall in love with a style and forget its purpose.

Remember that a living room is meant for the family to gather around. So it doesn’t matter if your couch is cool; is it comfortable? Alternatively, you can also throw some plush pillows and a cozy blanket.

Pushing the Furniture to the Wall

Instead of pushing the furniture all the way against the walls, try floating it, meaning you place them off the walls, even to the centre of the room. This makes your living room appear larger since you can walk around it. Putting the furniture close to each other also makes for an intimate conversation.

Using Too Many Cushions on Your Sofa

Rather than overloading your couch with too many cushions, work with a few statement pieces. Two or three pillows per corner give the room a more well-thought-out look. A sofa with too many stuffed cushions can make the living room look messy. Moreover, you’d have to move them off the couch before you sit down.

Choosing a Small Area Rug

Area rugs serve a bigger purpose than decor. They make the area complete and frame the space. They also help to anchor the furniture and tie the entire arrangement together.

The thumb rule of area rugs is that they should go under all the furniture or at least the front legs. An area rug that’s too small brings the furniture closer together, creating an unbalanced look. On the other hand, a larger area rug can overwhelm the room and make it appear smaller.

Relying on Overhead Lighting

Rather than relying on single overhead lighting, why not use more localised lamps to layer the light levels? This allows you to have a dimmer room easily when the need arises. Use a mixture of overhead and localised lighting (floor lamps, table lamps, wall lights, etc.) Wall lights, especially, are discreet and pretty. They do not occupy much space either.

Choosing Small Curtains or Mounting Too Low

Your curtains should skim the floor or even puddle a bit, but never shorter. Short curtains truncate the wall and make it appear smaller. Hang your curtains 3-8 inches above your window line. This makes the room appear loftier.

Create an Elegant Living Room with Furniture from Valentines

Buying fast fashion is one of the biggest mistakes people make when planning the living room decor. Instead, invest in furniture and homeware that will last a long time. By these standards, Valentines Furniture marks the standards when it comes to furniture and homewares in Bendigo. We carry high-quality, affordable furniture in eye-catching designs.


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Comments Off on How To Choose the Right Sofa Colour and Style

Having the right sofa colour and style sets the tone for the whole room. When you use the perfect colour and style, your sofa will complement the room, bringing out the best in your space rather than dominating it. But here’s the thing: the process of picking the right sofa can be a daunting task. Most importantly, finding one that matches with other furniture. So, to help you with this task, we’ll highlight some tips to help you choose the right sofa colour and style.

1. Start with the intended use in mind

A sofa is an investment, and you would want it to last as long as possible. You should consider the end use of your sofa when choosing the colour and style. Knowing how you will use the sofa will help you to make your decision faster.

Sofas in the living room used to entertain guests will likely wear and tear quickly. In such cases, the rugged Chesterfields are a great option to consider placing in lobbies. If you have children at home, leather sofas are easy to clean compared to fabric upholstery. The Modulars are also excellent options if you use sofas to relax daily.

2. Pay attention to pattern and colour

Often, people only focus on the colour when buying a sofa. Note that the right fabric pattern helps bring out the best in colour. So if you are looking for a sofa to be the centre of attention in the room, then you should definitely pick one with a bold pattern. They are ideal to be placed anywhere to host guests as bold patterns and colours are more inviting and fun.

The sofas in Bendigo, such as the Blaze and Vivaldi, come in a bold pattern. They are also perfect for combining and contrasting white or neutral colour walls.

3. Pick the right placement and colour shade

Consider the right placement for your sofa when picking out the colour and style. A leather sofa might look good in a room but placing it under direct sunlight reduces its beautifully dyed leather upholstery. UV exposure destroys the leather sofa, which will only fade after a few months.

Fabric sofas tend to fare better with sun exposure and are perfect in areas that receive high and direct sunlight. Besides picking the right placement, choosing a lighter shade sofa such as the Arna Lifestyle and Maison also helps. They can be placed under direct sunlight and will take longer to fade.

4. Match your tastes and design

Your sofa should match your taste and design, including the other furniture. So, consider your interior design styles, such as modern minimalist or bohemian, to match your sofa colour and style. Mixing modern sofas like Prague with neoclassical interiors can be a design disaster.

Visit our furniture store or shop online to view more sofas in Bendigo.

5. The last resort is neutral

If you are confused about the right sofa colour and style, then it is best to choose neutral shades. They are the easiest to work with and the most versatile option. Neutral colours offer a subtle but still stylish look. Simply adding a pastel shade of blue or green cushions in a neutral sofa would subtly inject some colour.

Find your ideal new sofa from our furniture store in Bendigo!

Ready to bring your vision to life? If you want some inspiration in choosing the right sofa colour and style, check out a wide range of sofas in our online store. You can also visit us in Bendigo to help you choose the right sofa colour and style.


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Comments Off on How To Make a Small Living Space Feel Bigger

A small space does not have to be a cramped and crowded area. Although challenging, you can make your small living area feel bigger with some clever tricks.

Reassessing the room layout can do wonders for your small living space. This process includes decluttering and freeing up some spaces that could be used better. You can make the most out of your small living space by investing in quality products from Valentines Furniture, Bendigo.

Here are some tips to make a small living space feel bigger.

1.    Embrace Minimalism

People often feel that they must add more furniture to make a space look better. It is a good option when the living space is big and not when the living space is small.

When bringing out the best of small spaces, minimalism is the word. Minimalist designs focus on uncluttered spaces by using little but functionally necessary furniture. It keeps the space clean and simple, giving the room an inviting vibe. Some furniture pieces, such as ottomans, give a minimalist feel as they free up more room than a larger piece. If you want to buy the ideal ottoman in Bendigo to make your small space feel bigger, visit our furniture store in Bendigo.

2. Decorate Small Living Spaces With Rugs

Using rugs in small living spaces creates an illusion to make the area feel bigger. Although it may seem counterintuitive, placing simple rugs under the sofa and table will section off a small space. This helps to create a visual that the living space is bigger by drawing the eyes wider. When decorating your small living spaces with rugs, it is best to stick with simple designs.

3. Make Mirrors Your Best Friends

If you are on a tight budget and schedule, make mirrors your best friends. Mirrors allow sunlight to bounce around the room, creating an illusion of space. Bigger the mirror you use, the more light it will reflect and make the room look larger.

Angle your mirrors by placing them opposite windows so they make them look brighter. Angling your mirrors to reflect artificial light also helps to add depth to your room if it doesn’t receive sunlight. Mirrors also add a stylish element to the room if you don’t have the budget for pricey art pieces.

4. Use the Rule of Threes

The rule of threes is widely used in interior design. It says that they become more attractive when things are grouped in odd numbers. The technique divides decorative things into three to create a perfect balance. The items you can play with when using the rule of three are artwork, candles, and flower vases. Placing three items in sequence adds aesthetics to the room and makes it look bigger. To make them more visually appealing, try to pair the items in different sizes, forming a pattern.

5. Balance Between Affordable and Expensive items

You don’t have to spend on expensive items to make a small living space feel bigger. Just mix and match expensive items with affordable ones. This method gives you the perfect balance to make your space look attractive without breaking the bank.

One of the ways you can balance your space to make it feel bigger is by mixing some of the house homewares, such as mirrors and lamps, with affordable rugs. Also, you can rearrange heavy furniture such as sofas and accent chairs with affordable coffee tables.

Bringing It All Together

The key to making a small living space feel bigger is never being afraid to experiment with new combinations. Each area is unique, and the end goal is to make it comfortable for yourself. So, it requires some bold decisions from your side to test out different ideas with furniture and house homewares.

If you want our help to make your small space feel bigger, visit Valentines Furniture shop in Bendigo or shop online.

Lift chairs are indispensable for the elderly and those with limited mobility. The lift chair recliners conveniently lift to reach the standing position and recline for resting, napping, or reading. Today, we bring some of the best collections of lift chair recliners from our store at Valentines Furniture, Bendigo.


Ashley is a power lift recliner powered by a single motor that helps you rise and recline smoothly. With the help of a single switch handle, you can adjust the position of your chair for comfortable seating. It is also a space saver. Since it’s petite, the Ashley electric lift chair recliner can fit perfectly in any small living space. Above all, Ashley is proudly Australian made, featuring a solid timber frame with a steel mechanism.


Astor Platinum Lift Chair is great for tall users and offers them the ultimate reclining comfort. It features a power tilt and independent back and leg rest motion, helping find your relaxing position with ease. With just a touch of a button, you can get in or out and fully recline to the zero-gravity position. The deep, wide seat with a tall pillow back and the padded flared arms provides the ultimate comfort to your body.


Conroy is a functional lift and reclining chair from La-Z-Boy that features timber hand grips for that extra grip to assist you in sitting and exiting from the chair. This chair is easy to operate, using two button hand control with convenient size buttons. The footrest raises before the back reclines, making reclining easy and smooth. Another plus point of the chair is the lockable castor wheels to move and position the chair safely anywhere you want. It also has a side pocket for storage and is offered both in leather and fabric.

Harbor Town Lift

The Harbor Town Lift is one of our top-selling recliner chairs from La-Z-Boy. The stand-out features of the lift chair are the channel-stitched back and the warmly finished open bentwood arms. It’s perfect for those who need assistance to get in and out of the chair. The lift and reclining operations are also easily operated with two-button hand control. Moreover, the chair looks stylish, and its sleek design helps it fit perfectly well, even in smaller spaces. The chair is available in both fabric and leather options.


Napier Lift

If you are worried about your smaller space, Napier Lift is a great option. This lift chair is a compact version of the La-Z-Boy Conroy Lift. You get the same comfort, convenience, and sophistication as the Conroy with the added benefit of fitting small-sized rooms. The timber hand grips, the waterfall pillowed back, and the soft cushioning give the chair a chick look. Above all, the two-button hand control makes the recliner chair easy to operate, and you can choose between leather and fabric options.

Pinnacle Lift

Falling into a deep comfortable sleep in a reclined position can never go wrong with this lift chair. The Pinnacle Lift Chair is an ultra-comfortable lift chair and a power recliner from La-Z-Boy that operates effortlessly with a touch of a button. Its features include a high-grade foam seat cushion and an independently adjustable back and leg rest that comes with an easy-to-use wired controller, providing personalised comfort.


This lift chair from La-Z-Boy is also available as a bronze lift chair. The Eden Lift Chair looks ultra-stylish and comes with a single motor that lets you recline or vary positions effortlessly. Offered in leather and fabric options, the chair can also be easily customised to your style. Other features are lockable castor wheels for easy moving from one room to another and side pocket storage.

For more recliners and lift chairs, visit our furniture shop in Bendigo or shop online.