Happy families

Home schooling and working from home has highlighted the need for flexible, family friendly living areas. Look for robust designs that can withstand repeated collisions with toys and that offer wipe clean surfaces. Family rooms need a big squishy sofa, plenty of storage for toys, a table and chairs that works equally well for family meals, work and studying and as somewhere to veg out in front of Disney+. 

Loose covers or washable cushions make sense. Dark colours are more practical, but brighten the space up with colourful prints, framed kids’ artwork or a family photo portrait. Decent broadband and plenty of power sockets help keep the peace. Here’s our pick…

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