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Stylish & affordable ways to update your home this autumn

The House Beautiful team
·5-min read
Photo credit: Carpetright
Photo credit: Carpetright

From House Beautiful

Now is the perfect time to think about making our homes comfy and cosy for the new season. This month, as part of our brilliant Modern Living Collections, we’re tempting you with a fantastically comfortable modular sofa created in partnership with DFS, some pretty and practical roller blinds courtesy of our collaboration with Hillarys, and rounding off our selection with some luxurious, super-soft carpets from flooring expert Carpetright. As always, every piece in our collections has been chosen for its exceptional value and design credentials, so whatever you go for, you know you’re getting the best of the best.

Own your space with Layla from DFS

If you’re looking for an irresistibly comfortable sofa that slots seamlessly into your lifestyle and, more importantly, your space, then Layla is the one for you. Layla's modular design means that the left- or right-hand-facing chaise end three-seater sofa can be combined with extra 'no-arm' modular units to create the perfect size and shape seating area for you and your family.

Layla comes with no-plump, pillow-back cushions, deep padded seats and elegant wooden feet as standard, and is upholstered in hardwearing textured fabric, specially designed to withstand the rigours of modern family life.

Photo credit: DFS
Photo credit: DFS

But that's not all – for even more versatility and choice, there's a sofa bed option and a clever lift-up chaise with hidden storage, making Layla a fresh, multifunctional addition to any modern home.

And like every sofa in our exclusive House Beautiful at DFS collection, Layla comes with an amazing 15-year frame and springs guarantee, so you can experience the joy of comfort year after year.

House Beautiful Layla is available in 12 colours and comes with three accent scatter cushions and one bolster cushion. As well as sofas and sofa bed options, the Layla range also offers an armchair, swivel chair, cuddler sofa and three different footstools to complete your look. Check out the full range at

Need more sleeping space? No problem

Not everyone is lucky enough to have a spare bedroom for overnight guests, which is where sofa beds come into their own – especially with Christmas not too far away. Multifunctional, space-saving, stylish and way more comfortable than a blow-up mattress on the floor, they’re a year-round solution to your slumber-space nightmares. Checkout the other fabulous sofa beds on offer in the House Beautiful at DFS collection...


Photo credit: DFS
Photo credit: DFS

Available as a two-piece corner deluxe sofa bed and two- or three-seater deluxe sofa bed, Freya’s generous proportions and graceful lines are matched with deep seat cushions and comfy back cushions to complement any modern home. Suitable for frequent use, Freya sofa bed also comes in durable leather.


Photo credit: DFS
Photo credit: DFS

Offered in medium or large, Sophia’s deluxe sofa bed combines elegant simplicity with sleek design and oh-so-comfy back and seat cushions. Like Freya, Sophia is robust enough for frequent use and comes in a leather finish too.

Find more beautiful design ideas and inspiration at

Make a style statement with Hillarys roller blinds

Photo credit: Hillarys
Photo credit: Hillarys

Gone are the days when roller blinds were merely functional, something to throw up at the window to block out the light. Today’s made-to-measure roller blinds from Hillarys are style statements in their own right, with a plethora of designs and finishes to choose from that ensure you get the look that works for you, whether that’s minimal and pared back or full-on patterns and prints.

Crafted from a single piece of fabric, roller blinds are space saving as they fit close to windows and 'disappear' when rolled up. An added bonus is that they can be made to fit most windows, whether they’re tall, short, wide or narrow – they can even cover a whole wall of glass! All Hillarys roller blinds come with either chain or pull-cord operation, and motorised options are available for hard-to-reach windows such as skylights. For bathrooms and kitchens, Hillarys offers a range of fabrics with water-resistant finishes, while for uPVC windows, there is the option of 'no-drilling' Perfect Fit roller blinds too.

Photo credit: Hillarys
Photo credit: Hillarys

For full details on the House Beautiful range of roller blinds or to arrange a visit from a local Hillarys blinds adviser, go to

Plush living from Carpetright

Photo credit: Carpetright
Photo credit: Carpetright

If you’re looking for cosy, it doesn’t get much better than running your toes through the pile
of a wonderfully plush carpet, and the stunning House Beautiful Collection certainly delivers in the opulence stakes. Each luxurious carpet in the range feels delightful underfoot, thanks to a deep, tufted pile crafted from fibres that are hard-wearing enough to withstand the rigours of the busiest home, while retaining a velvet-like appearance and super-soft feel.

Photo credit: Polly Wreford
Photo credit: Polly Wreford

As well as having striking good looks, these carpets are easy to care for too, sporting amazing colour-fastness and stain-resistance, and need nothing more than a quick vacuum to refresh and return them to their sumptuous glory. They’re the perfect base for your autumn sanctuary.

Photo credit: Carpetright
Photo credit: Carpetright

See the full range of House Beautiful carpets at

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