If you live in a period property you might be interested in my furniture ideas for traditional living rooms.  I’ve selected two Harris Tweed sofa styles plus a Harris Tweed chair offering nostalgic shapes with quality upholstery.  These can be complemented with statement furniture pieces – console tables and occasional tables.  I’ve selected one of each to give you a nudge in the right direction and have also popped in an old fashioned mirror for good measure.  So let’s take a look at my furniture collection for traditional living rooms.

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Ideas for Period Property Living Room

Seating For Traditional Living Rooms

Let’s start with some living room seating ideas.  I love Harris Tweed sofas and here are a couple I found which are ideal for achieving a traditional look living room.  The Braemar Sofa selection can be upholstered in two options of Harris Tweed check – winter and spring.  It has a soft rounded shape with curved arms so is very inviting.  The legs are finished in mahogany and can be removed which is great news if you have a small door way or need to lug it up some stairs.  You also get two patchwork scatter cushions with it.  This sofa is available as a two seater with measurements of 88cm high, 155cm wide and 102cm in depth – £1875.  Or a three seater with measurements of 88cm high, 155cm wide and 102cm in depth – £1875 from Graham and Green.

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Braemar Sofa

The Harris Tweed Bowmore Grand Sofa is another favourite of mine.  This shape is reminiscent of the Edwardian era with elegant curves, simple lines and turned wood legs.  The upholstery is pure virgin 100% wool from Harris Tweed which has been washed, beaten and pressed to make absolutely sure that it’s super smooth.  Okay that does sound a bit like cruelty to wool but it’s all for your benefit because aside from the softness this material will be nice and warm in the winter but in the summer it stays cool so you get the best of both worlds.  You can choose from a selection of plains, herringbone and dog tooth Harris Tweed in various earthy tones with contrasting piping for decorative detailing.  Within this range you’ll also find a midi sofa, armchair and foot stool.  This Bowmore Grand Sofa measures 77cm high, 225cm wide and 99cm in depth – starting price £1399 from Barker and Stonehouse.

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Harris Tweed Bowmore Grand Sofa

If you’d like a traditional style armchair, the Harris Tweed Mackenzie may fit the bill.  With those magnificent wings, this button backed and hand studded piece is … a masterpiece.  Aside from being dramatic, this is also very comfy thanks to the deep pocket sprung seat with feather filled seat cushion and the webbed back.  It rests upon polished hardwood feet.  Again it comes in a selection of fabrics which you can match with the sofa above or complement a contrasting colour.  You can also select your piping and buttons – how exciting!  The measurements are 117cm high, 87cm wide and 94cm in depth – starting price £1199 from Barker and Stonehouse.

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Harris Tweed Mackenzie Armchair

Furniture For Traditional Living Rooms

That’s your seating taken care of, now for a few pieces of fabulous furniture.  Console tables are ideal for displaying curious and interesting objects.  They also provide a focal point for your room if it’s lacking a fireplace.  This Black Metal Console Table features a mango wooden top upon stark and striking ebony metal.  It has two drawers which are useful.  This would also work well in the hallway if you have the space.  The measurements are 81cm high, 147cm wide and 41cm in depth – £675 from Graham and Green.

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Black Metal Console Table

I also spotted this Danube Carriage Mirror at Graham and Green which I thought was worth mentioning because it would look superb hung directly above the console table.  It will help spread light across your room thanks to the landscape shape.  There’s also a shelf which is great for propping up a few photographs or little knickknacks.  The measurements are 49cm high, 175cm wide and 14cm in depth – £495 from Graham and Green.

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Danube Carriage Mirror

The Set of Three Owl Tables are a hoot and totally adorable.  Use as occasional tables or for displaying decorative and curious objects.  Either group them together for impact or scatter around the room where needed.  The heights range from 50cm, 55cm to 60cm while the diameters range from 39cm, 44cm to 49cm – £225 from Graham and Green.

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Set of Three Owl Tables

Buy These Traditional Living Rooms Pieces

If you’re tempted to travel back in time, you can buy these outstanding furniture pieces from Barker and Stonehouse and Graham and Green.  Both retailers have UK based shops and you can also purchase online.

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Author: Homegirl London.  Photographs: Barker and Stonehouse and Graham and Green.  Thanks: Hannah Waugh for the pictures. Disclosure: This feature includes the following affiliate partners – Barker and Stonehouse and Graham and Green (if you click through from my website and purchase items from the affiliates I will earn a small commission).