Roost episode 4 – watch for ideas for your living room floor and win a Swyft sofa

In Roost episode 4, we have living room floor and outdoor kitchen inspiration, plus the best green color pairings

Roost Episode 4
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Roost episode 4 is live and the show has lots of home improvement ideas for you to peruse, from outdoor kitchen ideas to decorating with green. We'll also reveal the best living room flooring ideas, whether it's an adults-only space for watching movies with glasses of wine; or the hub of family life used by toddlers, pets and adults alike.

And, one lucky UK viewer has the chance to win a two seater sofa from Swyft in this week’s competition. Entering couldn't be simpler – all you have to do is watch and then answer the question below.

Watch Roost Episode 4

Roost Episode 4 - Living room with cream sofas and fireplace

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So what exactly is in Roost episode 4? Well, we cover three of the best choices for living room flooring, from wood flooring ideas to LVT flooring (luxury vinyl tiles).

Flooring can have a dramatic impact on the overall feel of a living room, which makes picking a timeless and durable floor an important and exciting decision. We'll weigh up the pros and cons of each type of flooring, so you'll feel equipped to choose the perfect flooring for your space. 

roost episode 4 - green and pink in bedroom - GreenPink_POLLY-WREFORD

(Image credit: Polly Wreford)

Next up, we explore green room ideas, showing the huge scope with this color – and all the opportunities to have fun.

Connected to nature, it’s said that green rooms evoke feelings of balance and make us feel positive. Plus, because green is at the center of the color wheel, you can combine it with both warm and cool hues.

And finally, we'll explore ultra-desirable outdoor kitchens so you're equipped to cook up a storm at your next BBQ garden party this spring/summer.

And the best news? Planning an outdoor kitchen can be done on as low or high a budget as you like. From bespoke designs with built-in storage to modular and even DIY styles, you can create an outdoor kitchen regardless of the size of your garden.

So, put your feet up and enjoy Roost episode 4:

Win a Swyft sofa

In the fourth episode of Roost, we're giving away a two-seater Model 03 sofa from Swyft. All you need to do to enter is watch the episode and fill in the form below.

Jenny McFarlane
Jenny McFarlane

I'm Jenny McFarlane and I'm Senior Digital Editor working across five amazing interiors titles, including Livingetc, Homes and Gardens, Ideal Home, Gardeningetc and Real Homes. I also work on the brands' homes video show, on the Future Homes Network, which is packed full of ideas to help you make the most of your home and garden.


My love of interior design began way back when I was, at a tender age, glued to Changing Rooms on BBC. Fast forward 10 years and I was studying for a degree in textiles at university. After my degree, I lived and worked in the arts in Washington DC. On returning to the UK I kickstarted my career on women's and lifestyle titles such as InStyle, Red, Handbag.com, SUITCASE and LUXE City Guides. Fast forward 5 years on and I was heading up the content strategy and digital presence on interiors brands Good Homes, Grand Designs and ICON.


When it comes to my home's style, I relish finding unique pieces and collecting wall art. I love finding bits that remind me of home (Ireland), places I've visited and things that inspire me or make me feel happy, interspersing them with photos of my favourite humans and postcards from here, there and everywhere.


I'm not interested in my home being really trendy but I want to be surrounded by gorgeous things that remind me of points in time or a good memory or somewhere I want to go. It's more connection for me than looking of-the-moment. Saying that, I pick up a lot of amazing bits and bobs from wonderful high street stores, like Zara Home, Anthropologie, Arket, Habitat, H&M Home, Rockett St George, Trouva... the list goes on...


On a personal note, I'm still really into travelling the globe whenever I can and I have a baby daughter who keeps me on my toes on the daily.