1. Made.com Gold Florence Pendant Light 2. BHS Lennon 2 Seater Sofa 3. Zara Patchwork Leather Rug 4. Made.com Carraway square Scatter Cushions 5. Made.com Hendrix Woven Skull Cushion 6. Zara Multicoloured Circular Vase 7. Habitat Large Joyce Acacia Coffee Table 8. H&M Moss-Knit Yellow Throw
Just before Christmas we moved into our new home. It was a long time in the search - 38 house viewings and 6 months to be precise! We really didn't want a temporary house, which is what our last place felt like (though we loved it!) so I'm really glad we waited for right place. The location and outlook of the property is what really swayed it for us, and although every room needs something doing to it we were both excited about the potential!
In between family visits and Christmas shopping we (Chris more like) started chipping away at the living room. We had a hard decision to make, but we decided to take the first step by remove the gorgeous carpet, yeah right!... What would you know, the room looked better straight away! The photos below show our progress so far - sorry there are a few iPhone pictures in the mix!
As you can see we have painted the walls a light grey (Dulux Egyptian Cotton) and painted the ceiling, coving, skirting and fire surround white. I love it! The white fire surround makes all the difference in giving the room a facelift. Our plans are to lay a dark real wood floor. We wanted to strip the floorboards as they're in great condition, but we're going to put a new floor in the dining room, kitchen and hall so didn't want to be stepping down a few centimetres into the living room! We also want to fit some white blinds and then for the fun bit, furniture and accessories! Chris and I have both agreed we want a stylish grey sofa but I also can't help browsing for decor accessories!
Because the room is going to be very grey and light I want there to be a lot of bright accents to set it off. I've put together a few of the pieces that I've been coveting in this post. Made.com has been my mecca recently, I love the brightly coloured cushions as well a nice statement light fitting! I can't wait to hit the shops and show you guys the finished room!
Follow us on this blog as we renovate and decorate our new home! Exciting!