Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The Living Room

Since moving into our new house we've been working tirelessly to make it ours. The first two rooms were the bedroom and the living room. We are really happy with what we've achieved so I wanted to do a post to show it off! Here is what it looked like when we moved in...

Living Room Interior Ideas

Photo from Rightmove

We basically stripped the wallpaper, painted every surface, had the carpets cleaned (we are clean freaks!), changed the light fixtures (we have a dimmer!) and added our own furniture! Here is what it looks like now...

Living Room Interior Ideas

Living Room Interior Ideas

Living Room Interior Ideas

Living Room Interior Ideas

Living Room Interior Ideas

Living Room Interior Ideas

Living Room Interior Ideas

Living Room Interior Ideas

Living Room Interior Ideas

Living Room Interior Ideas

Living Room Interior Ideas

As you can see we've gone for a dark grey accent wall with white furniture but also some wooden furniture. With the light shades we've added a pop of mustard colour which we hope to couple with some accent pillows to finish the room.

We decided to have a two seater and a chair on one side of the room and the TV, unit and bookshelf on the other with the coffee table in the middle of the room. The TV is up on the wall which looks super cool and I think it helps keep the room looking spacious even though we have quite a bit in there. We've also got a small dining table coming from Baker and Stonehouse for the right corner as you enter the room but that probably won't be here until July as it is a 20 week lead time!

We've added many little things to the room like candles, flowers, DVDs and books to personalise our space. We have amazing double doors which open on to the garden in which we get the sun all day so the front room is always toasty! This means we need to get some blinds which we will probably be getting soon.

As I say, overall I am really pleased with what we've achieved as we think it looks really stylish and modern but still very comfy.
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14 comments

  1. Wow it looks great! And it looks like you have a garden too :D We're hoping to buy our first house within the next year, not sure what we can afford yet (probably a shoe box!) but we're going to make an appointment with a mortgage adviser next month and then see what happens! Exciting!

    Chloe x
    newgirlintoon.co.uk

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    1. Thanks! :D yes we do :D

      Aw good luck! :D xx

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  2. This looks amazing! Love the colour choices and furniture is gorgeous. :)
    Job well done and congrats on you're new place!

    Caroline.x
    notesfromcaroline.com

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  3. It looks gorgeous! Very homey :) Congrats on getting all moved in and set up!

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  4. Looks great! I love that coffee table.

    I just want to let you know that I tagged you in my liebster award post :)

    xo, em
    www.emilyhart.ca

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    1. Thanks! It is gorgeous isn't it!

      Aw thanks sweetie! I will have a look!

      xx

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  5. I love it! It looks really great. I can't wait till we own our own place so we can decorate however we like! :) xxx
    The Jolly Fashionista

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    1. Aw yes it is great decorating! :) xx

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  6. It's so pretty! You've made your house look so nice! I can't wait to get my own actual home so I can decorate it properly!
    Kloe xx
    skullsnkisses.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Oh wow, such a transformation! It looks beautiful and a lot more homely now; I love all the extras like the jars and photo frames. The colours on the walls are lovely, especially that darker colour. I was looking for something like this when I painted my study, but couldn't find anything so went with a duck egg blue.

    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

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    1. Thanks lovely! I love all the little bits and bobs :) xx

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