Sitting room ideas: cosy winter nights

Rose Paterson and Arabella Youens pick the best items to put in your living room when the nights start drawing in

Oval chrome ceiling rack by AGA Cookshop, £249.99 (0800 804 6296;

Selection of ikat-print cushions by Pentreath & Hall, from £110 (020–7430 2526;

Trianon mirror from OKA, £425 (0844 815 7380;

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Rare-breed sheepskin rugs by The Fabulous Fleece Company, from £55 each (07796 801818;

The Everhot range is comprised of Britain’s most energy-efficient heat-storage cookers. They run on electricity and are extremely flexible—you can use the hob without firing up the whole cooker. They come in a variety of sizes: the Everhot 60 is £4,755 and the Everhot 100i (left) is £8,120 (; 01453 890018)

The new Charnwood Bembridge is Defra-exempt for burning wood in smoke-control areas and under 5kW, so perfect for a city sitting room. £996 (; 01983 537777)

Hortense poppy placemat by William Yeoward, £19.95 (020–7349 7828;

This ‘firewall’ by Esse comes in a range of sizes, from £719 (01282 813235;

Antique copper-and-gold floor lamp from MADE, £189 (0344 257 1888;