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5 Ways to Make your Living Room More Welcoming

5 Ways to Make your Living Room More Welcoming 0

Don’t you just love a welcoming living room? When a living room is welcoming; it has a relaxing vibe, a soothing look, and a peaceful ambience.

You want a space where you can unwind, relax and enjoy alone or with your family and friends. Perfect for snuggling and lounging! Your living room is where you accept guests and it’s a place most people come in to more frequently than other parts of your home.

Your welcoming living room can also make you feel at home and completely be yourself

Is your living room welcoming?

Here are 5 ways you can make your living room more welcoming:

1.  Foster conversations: Place your couches and other furniture pieces in a way that encourages people to talk to each other. This fosters conversations and makes your living room inviting. Make sure your furniture pieces are comfortable and they encourage interaction. Also, measure the spaces required and the kind of sofas that would fit. In addition, you should ensure there is enough room for people to walk around, also move your couches away from the wall.

2.  Accessories: The way you place your art in your room can encourage intimacy or conversations. With art, it has been said that what you hang is as important as how you hang it. In addition, your accessories can make or mar your design. You can opt for accessories with homely touches, your favourite photos, fresh flowers, etc. Likewise, pillows would increase comfort, and so, adding them can make your space more inviting. Quality scented candles can give your room the right scent, intimacy, and aesthetics as well

3. Colours: Ensure the colours you use in your living room is warm, inviting, and relaxing. You can also play with colours but you need to ensure that you don’t mismatch the colours. Colours are a very important part of design; be creative with them but keep in mind to make them inviting.

4.  Flooring: An essential aspect of your flooring is the kind of rug you would use. If you choose ceramic tiles, woven vinyl, or laminate flooring you should add a soft and cozy centre rug for warmth.

5.  Lighting: You need to also go easy with the light. Make sure it is illuminating enough yet cozy in order to create the welcoming atmosphere you need. You can also add lamps and light dimmers for a subtle effect.

Have more tips? Do add them below!


Aishat Amoo

Ayishat Amoo-Olanrewaju is a Professional Writer, a Brand Communications Strategist, & a Certified Digital Marketer.

She had her B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Caleb University and her M.Sc. in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos.

She blogs at and you can find out more about her brand at

She is also a voracious reader, content developer, and a design enthusiast.

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Why is an Ottoman Called an Ottoman?

Why is an Ottoman Called an Ottoman? 0

The Ottoman

Ottoman is a seat intended for leisure and Comfort. It is an upholstered couch or stool usually without backs manufactured in different shapes and sizes to accompany the style and décor in any space.

The name Ottoman was adapted from furniture used in the Ottoman Empire. Encyclopaedia Britannica, noted that the piece was derived from a Turkish style of seating that surrounded three walls of a room, which was later reduced in size and placed in the corner of the room. Over the years, the Ottoman has evolved from a round cushioned chair without a back, designed to sit in the middle of the room to a round- or octagonal-shaped piece with a padded pedestal in the centre and, sometimes, arms sectioning off the seating space in the 19th Century.

Shell Blue tufted Ottoman

Traditional Ottoman

Modern Ottomans

Modern Ottoman is a favoured element in interior design for its appealing designs and myriad functions. Due to its versatility, this piece of furniture can be used in nightclubs, department stores and homes around the world as a stool, footrest and coffee table for extra storage and a stylish way to keep extra seating nearby. Ottomans also come in many shapes and sizes; ranging from densely padded versions to those with low, flat cushions, wooden legs and dust ruffles, matching modern sets and antique treasures.

Landskrona Ottoman

Rittenhouse Cocktail Ottoman

Claudine Storage Ottoman

Living Room Ottomans

The ottoman coffee table is a comfy and functional way to style your living room. It provides a footrest for the couch and extra seating when needed. The soft, upholstered edges are an alternative to the hard corners of a wood coffee table, especially in homes with small children. Choose an ottoman with hidden storage for extra blankets or a quick way to hide the kids' toys. Decorate the top of the ottoman with a serving tray for a solid, stable surface. A piece of wood cut to the size of your ottoman makes a makeshift table top, and it can be stored under the couch when not in use. Four small square ottomans placed together function as a central coffee table or separate them for additional seating.

Bomstad black/metal Ottoman

Leather Ottoman

Strandmon Ottoman

Around the House

You can use an ottoman around the house in a variety of ways. Place two ottomans at the end of the bed as a quick seat for putting on shoes or a place to set out tomorrow’s clothing. An ottoman can even make a substitute for a dog bed. Place a snugly blanket on top, and your charming pet will have a throne of his own. Ottomans can be converted into a very good use in the kitchen, just attach wheels to the bottom and keep several around the kitchen and dining room for mobile seating. You can even add a touch of luxury to the bathroom by bringing in a small, tufted ottoman.

Cushions and Fabric Ottomans

Stylish Steel-frame Ottoman

Crescent Ottoman

An Ottoman is therefore  a multipurpose furniture capable of fitting into any category be it Kitchen, Living room, Storage and even Offices. 

Now you know the reasons why you need to get an Ottoman if you do not have one yet.

Visit to place order for your Ottoman and other quality furniture.


Alabi Olusayo

An Affiliate Manager and Blog Contributor at Hog Furniture.

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Furniture Market Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Furniture Market Valentine's Day Gift Guide 0

Valentine's day is almost here and the pressure to get that perfect gift for the one you love is mounting. This year, forget about the traditional gifts. 

The teddy bears, the flowers and the chocolate. Forget about them. 

This Valentine's Day, surprise your loved ones with a unique furniture piece from our store. This will be a gift that is also an investment. And one not soon to be forgotten.

One of the furniture pieces to gift your loved one is the CMS phantom multimedia leather bed. This is the ultimate bed. 

A bed among beds. It comes with enough storage space and with features that will satisfy all your multimedia needs. From Bluetooth connectivity to Digital FM Radio. For the icing on the cake, it also comes with a massage system. This gift is sure to blow anyone's mind.

The Amelia series vanity table is another unique piece. Who doesn't love a good dressing table? Your woman will certainly appreciate you for it.

The Moda series coffee table is a modern coffee table that is both stylish and timeless.

A sleek TV Stand will be a great gift for those who love their TV shows and movies.

The Abner occasional chair is a beautiful piece of furniture because of its unique design. This accent piece will compliment any space it stays in.

Let a bathroom vanity set do the talking for you as a way to show your love. A vanity set is a great addition to any bathroom.

An ergonomic chair is a comfortable chair that promotes posture, offers back support and relieves back pain. It is the gift that keeps on giving. A perfect way to show that you love and care.

 Surprise your loved ones today, shop on


Erhu Amreyan

A guest contributor on HOG Furniture, a freelance writer. She loves to read and she loves to write.

Her shorts stories have appeared in Brittlepaper, Kalahari review, and in two anthologies.

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5 Reasons HOG Furniture should be your Most preferred Online Furniture Store.

5 Reasons HOG Furniture should be your Most preferred Online Furniture Store. 0 - your Most Affordable Online Furniture Store.

Since January 2009 when HOG Furniture was incorporated as a retail outlet for office furniture, it has grown to become a significant member of the Vanaplus Group.

It is now Nigeria's No. 1 online furniture store for outstanding home, office and garden furniture with a strong and ever growing customer base.

If that does not convince you to make HOG furniture your most preferred online furniture store then I will give you five more reasons why you should look nowhere else for your furniture needs.

1. Quality Assured - At, your mind is at rest as you can be assured of quality products. All furniture items are renowned brands which are durable and affordable. 

2. Fast & Reliable Delivery Nationwide - HOG Furniture ensures that your items are delivered in good condition directly to your home or office in record time at affordable rates no matter the size and weight without breaking the bank.

3. Cash on Delivery Payment Option - There are several options of payment for what you want to purchase but this option is made available to ease your worries. You will be able to see what you ordered before making the cash payment. 


I am sure you like that and it's as easy as ABC. If you do choose to make a payment in advance with internet banking or a debit card, you can do so with confidence as our return policy and warranty cover your in case anything goes wrong you can be assured of a refund, repair, or replacement.


4. Free Set-up and Routine Maintenance - HOG Furniture offers maintenance and installing services so you won't have to worry about finding the right people to set-up your home, office or garden furniture. 

HOG Furniture also offer interior kitchen design on specifications, general consultancy services as well as refurbishing services.


5. Excellent Customer Service - HOG Furniture has an exceptional customer service where all your queries can be answered timely and effectively via live chat on the website.  

For urgent inquiries, 

Call - 0908.000.3646

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That's not all, enjoy free shipping on your first purchase and discounts for every referral.

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Erhu Amreyan,

A guest contributor on HOG Furniture, a freelance writer. She loves to read and she loves to write.

Her shorts stories have appeared in Brittlepaper, Kalahari review, and in two anthologies.

Kitchen Goals for 2018

Kitchen Goals for 2018 0

KITCHENS are made for bringing families together.
“KITCHENS should be designed around what’s truly important – fun, food and life”
Daniel Boulud.


See more and order for any of these custom-made kitchens @

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Best Mattresses and their Prices on HOG Furniture

Best Mattresses and their Prices on HOG Furniture 0

Looking for best mattresses to buy at affordable prices in Nigeria?

HOG Furniture provides your with the best brands of mattresses at best prices.

Below are list of mattresses you can buy on


An orthopedic mattress is a mattress designed to support the joints, back and overall body. With orthopaedic mattresses, one can be confident of no back pain, better sleep, disease resistance and reduced stress levels. Apart from being economical, orthopedic mattresses are excellent for couples due to their anti-rolling effect.
Orthopedic mattresses come in hard and soft categories. The most common soft Orthopedic mattress are Vita Spring Flex mattress, Vita Spring Firm Nanine Orthopedic spring mattress Monroe Orthopedic Spring Mattress Monroe Orthopedic and Magno orthopedic spring mattress.
The price of an Orthopedic mattress falls within the range of NGN 56,000-NGN130,000 depending on the size.


Soft Mattresses are generally better for those who sleep on their side, as they better cushion the shoulders and hips. On the side, a softer mattress better aligns the spine, too. Although soft mattresses can distort spinal alignment and could be more expensive than hard ones, thy are good for slimmer and lighter people as they tend to enjoy the plushness without having to sacrifice spinal support.

Most common variety of Soft Mattress are Flora Mouka Mattress, Legend Mouka Mattress and Modeo Mouka Mattress.

Their price range is within NGN 30,000 – NGN 85,000 depending on the sizes as they can be customized into different sizes.


Hard Mattress facilitate neutral spine location keeping the body straighter, reduce the pressure on circulation system making blood flow easier and better. Studies have suggested that hard mattresses are not a good option for people with certain lower back problems (arthritis, rheumatism, scoliosis, etc.).

Most common variety of Soft Mattresses are Vita Supreme Mattress, Vita Galaxy Mattress and Vita Grand Mattress.

Their price range is within NGN 25,000 – NGN 90,000 depending on the sizes as they can be customized into different sizes and shapes.


These quality mattresses of medium density foam are covered with non-quilted textile and tape-edged to meet the sleeping comfort of young and middle-aged persons who admire quality and style. It is top choice for schools, youngsters and kids’ rooms easily fitting into their bed space or bunkbeds.

Ordinary mattresses support different sleep positions and they are perfect fit for adjustable beds.

The most common variety of Ordinary Mattresses amongst others are Vita Shine, Vita Corona and Mouka Sunshine with prices ranging from NGN30,000 – NGN60,000 depending on the sizes as they can be customized into different sizes and shapes. 


This product combines the functionality of a soft and firm mattress. One side of the mattress provides orthopaedic support for users while the opposite side serves users who like soft foam. It is also a multi-functional mattress in a class of its own.

The price range is between NGN66,000-NGN128,000 depending on the sizes and shape.


This is a two in one mattress which offers two great options of Comfort in one composite unit. It is very soft on one side while the other side is firm and strong.

It is offered as a single composite or as two-halved units held together with strong durable fasteners. This product offers enhanced durability, resilience and versatility for hospital industry.

The price range is between NGN68,000-NGN131,000 depending on the sizes and shape.


Sayo Alabi

Affiliate Marketing Support at HOG Furniture