• Reading rooms6 novel interiors for bookworms

    If you haven’t known the pleasure of sinking into a good chair with a good book, you’re missing out on one of life’s great joys. Not least because that moment is usually the beginning (or continuing) of a journey into other worlds, other homes, other rooms with good chairs and a good library.

    A great reading room could look and feel like any number of different things - but having a touch of literary flavour in a home never hurt anybody.

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    Chesterfield Sofa

    Go big with this deep green Chesterfield sofa for a strong look worthy of Salazar Slytherin himself

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    Black Noir Writing Desk

    Echo the little intrigues and hidden letters (and Horcruxes!) with this writing desk that wouldn’t look amiss at Grimmauld Place

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    Gold Bedside Drawers

    Perhaps you fancy yourself belonging to Gryffindor - be bold, and drag touches of red and gold into your home with antique gold leaf bedside drawers.

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    Gothic Bookstand

    Go the Gothic route with a low bookstand that has a dark, rich finish for all your secret reads

    The Houses of HogwartsA little taste of magic.

    If you had a go with the Sorting Hat, where do you think you’d end up? Have a house with more personality than the one Harry Potter grew up in by injecting your own personality into proceedings.

    Perhaps you fancy yourself belonging to Gryffindor - be bold, and drag touches of red and gold into your home with a cozy, red leather footstool and antique gold leaf bedside drawers. Think comfy, welcoming furniture with a focus on strong colours.

    Or maybe you lean more towards the ambition of the Slytherins and want to imbue some dark elegance into your living space. Go big with this deep green Chesterfield sofa for a strong look worthy of Salazar Slytherin himself, or go with more subtlety on the Gothic route with a low bookstand that has a dark, rich finish for all your secret reads.

    You could also echo all the little intrigues and hidden letters (and Horcruxes!) with this writing desk that wouldn’t look amiss at Grimmauld Place.

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    Chesterfield Sofa

    A beautiful neutral sofa (in grey, no less) set in a dark room gives a hint of something more, add a dark red throw to evoke your very own Red Room

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    Television Bed

    Unleash your inner Christian Grey and live it up with a sexy black leather bed, make it a TV bed to add a little spice to your viewing pleasure

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    Metal Handcuffs

    You need your own naughty bedroom essentials to live with (or like) a handsome, mysterious millionaire with a taste for the perverse

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    Bedside Table

    This beautifully made and rather mysterious bedside table was featured in the film and is perfect for storing those naughty bedroom essentials

    50 Shades of FurnishingsElegance and decadence with a hint of something more

    We can’t all be swept away by (or live like) a handsome, mysterious millionaire with a taste for the perverse, but you can take some of it home with you.

    Quite literally in fact, as this beautifully made and rather mysterious bedside table was featured in the film and would be perfect for storing naughty bedroom essentials.

    But that said - what’s a good bedside table without a good bed? Unleash your inner Christian Grey and live it up with a sexy black leather bed, make it a television bed for your viewing pleasure and for a little added spice.

    The Fifty Shades look is one that’s all about control. Barely restrained control. For instance, a beautiful neutral sofa (in grey, no less) set in a dark room can be given a hint of something more, like a dark red throw that could evoke your very own Red Room. Add handcuffs and whips at your own peril.

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    Rochester Armchair

    Brood in a dark leather armchair with a nod to another famous Bronte sister

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    Purple Sofa

    Bring the wilderness indoors with a sofa that echoes the purple of the heather through which our heroes wander

    Of Moors and MenGoing against the grain.

    And now for a completely different tale of passion. In Wuthering Heights, the tale of Heathcliff and his Catherine and their passion played out against the moors of Yorkshire, haunting generations of readers with questions about nature, nurture and love that we’re still tangled in today.

    If there’s a lesson to take from our enduring fascination with Heathcliff, it’s that a slice of the wild and mercurial can be unexpectedly beguiling. Bring the wilderness indoors with a sofa that echoes the purple of the heather through which our heroes wander or brood in a dark leather armchair with a nod to another famous Bronte sister in the Rochester armchair - fireplace optional.

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    Velvet Sofa

    Echo Willy Wonka’s famous jacket with a sofa in velvet, shown here in yellow but also available in Wonka purple

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    Multi-colour Cabinet

    For cheerful, subversive playfulness, go wild with this cabinet full of candy colours that pop

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    Purple Coffee Table

    A table for coffee, golden tickets, or just for leaving your bubble gum under - this violet table will never lose it’s flavour

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    Recycled Silk Chair

    Let the world explode in colour and inventiveness with a chairs that evokes childhood sweets

    We’ve Got Just the (Golden) TicketTremendous things are in store for you! Wonderful surprises await you.

    That first moment of passing through the gates into Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory is pure reading pleasure, when the world explodes in colour and inventiveness and Everlasting Gobstoppers.

    Echo Willy Wonka’s famous jacket with a sofa in velvet and pay tribute to his top hat in the form of an unlikely table or stool.

    Of course, you could also just go wild with candy colours. Indulge in cheerful, subversive playfulness with carefully crafted cabinets that pop with bright shades in different panels and chairs that evoke childhood sweets.

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    White Modern Sofa

    Think bright, clinical white with chrome details for an extra dose of futuristic style

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    1984 Fish Bowl

    Everyone’s houses and lives are the same, so look for exclusive individual pieces such as this unique fish bowl to add identity

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    Coffee Table

    In a future gone wrong, all houses are the same. Break free! Embrace the modern look of the future, but inject strong stylistic accents.

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    Hexagon Mirror Shelves

    Embrace hard lines and mirrors for warmth with an extra dose of futuristic style

    Big Brother is WatchingDystopian modernism

    1984 the year might have come and gone, but 1984 the book will remain in the popular imagination for decades to come. In the world of this chilling tale of a future gone wrong, everyone’s houses and lives are the same - use that as a jumping point and break free! Embrace a modern look of the future, but inject strong stylistic accents and look for exclusive individual pieces to add identity.

    Think bright, clinical white with chrome details for an extra dose of futuristic style. Or if chrome isn’t your style, embrace hard lines and mirrors for the same effect with more warmth.

    And while the telescreens of 1984 were both televisions and surveillance, what we have now is all entertainment. So revel in large screen shenanigans with a sleek, modish entertainment centre and the latest in television technology.

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    Faux Fur Lion Rug

    Bring the spirit of Aslan into your room with this amazing rug, and remember... he comes back to life

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    Oatmeal Chesterfield

    While the look of the home the Pevensies were staying in was darker and more bare, lighten it up with creams and paler shades as well

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    Golden Fawn

    Add a bit of woodland magic to your home, and evoke the wonder of Narnia with this cunningly made candleholder

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    Rococo Wardrobe

    Pay tribute to the doorway into Narnia by making room for a beautiful, well-made antique wardrobe in your living room (passage not included)

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    living room trunk

    This antique trunk is a statement piece to evoke the sense of possibility of the books, and a great storage option

    The Chronicles of NarniaWalking through the wardrobe.

    It all begins with a wardrobe, and the journey taken through it to a magical land of winter, talking fauns and lions, and a White Witch. Pay tribute to that doorway into Narnia by making room for a beautiful, well-made wardrobe in your living room (you might have to sort out passage to another world on your own, though).

    One way to go about it is via the antiques route - many are wonderfully ornate and made from high-quality wood that has lasted through time. If that’s not to your taste, you could opt for something simpler but no less a statement piece that evoke the sense of possibility that the books had but could also offer great storage options.

    While the look of the home the Pevensies were staying in was darker and more bare, you could lighten it up with creams and paler shades as well.

    Don’t forget to add a bit of woodland magic to your home, with pieces that are evocative of the wonder of Narnia such as this cunningly made candleholder in the form of a golden fawn or a majestic leonine painting.