The living room – aka the place where the entire fam gathers to enjoy each others’ company (with a side of Netflix!) while simultaneously nailing tasks on other devices – has become the centre of the home.

Whether its gaming in one corner, downloading files for work in another corner or scrolling through Instagram in front of the tele, if you value keeping everyone happy as they go about their tasks (without the home connection going offline) the set-up of this central part of the home should be one of your most pressing considerations.

To guide you on how to best set up a living room that serves multiple functions, we caught up with interior stylist and blogger and former Blockhead, Carlene Duffy, to look at the must-haves for the ultimate entertainment zone.