Friday, 12 December 2014

My new year living room


When it comes to my home, i have a unique sense of style. I love to incorporate lace dresses and flower crowns and art prints on all the walls. I love to create feature walls and i love making things also to display on the walls such as fairy wings, gold crowns and garlands. I tend to spend a lot of my time thinking about wall spaces instead of the furniture. We do have a few lovely pieces of furniture around the house such as my white french dresser in the kitchen and my vintage dressing table in the bedroom that i use as a craft desk. We have never really had the budget to spend on larger pieces such as the perfect sofa or cabinets. We tend to pick them up from second hand shops and i haven't really found anything that is just right for our rooms yet.

One of the main rooms i would love to change is the living room. We have a huge wooden fireplace which i completely love and i have that dressed up to my own style but then the rest of the room is quite blah. We have a wall paper that i really don't like on one of the walls and a fabric sofa with a leather chair. It just doesn't seem to work and i would love to spruce this room up a bit. Furniture choice as some beautiful key pieces that i would love to have in the room to work around. There are two styles that i love. I love the cream sofas with the beautiful floral cushions that bring a sense of french shabby chic to the room but then i also love light leather that i can then create a rustic theme around. I think i have decided that the room needs a more rustic feel as we have wooden floors and the wooden fireplace and i think that would work a lot better in the space.




This sofa is exactly what i love. The faded distressed look would look perfect with our wooden floors as they have the same feel to them. I would match it with some lighter cushions and a lovely beautiful throw over the back.


We have a large space in the living room and i have always thought about getting a table. I would actually use this to the side of the sofa instead of the middle for now as the girls like the space to get our as many toys as they possibly can! I have a few wonderful books and magazines that would look great in the centre of this table.


We have a few alcoves in room and one at the moment is taken up by a computer that we don't need. I have been thinking about what to put there and i love this side board. It would be perfect to keep the paper work that is on the computer table and then a few of the toys in the main cupboard to keep the toy box looking a little neater!


At the moment, we have a really flimsy table as our tv stand. My husband has a few gadgets and his game console and this cabinet would be great to store all of the cables and control pads and for the space to look a lot neater!

I am hoping to start making some changes in the living room over the next year. I am going to start with getting rid of the wall paper and creating my woodland animal wall feature that i have wanted to do for a while and then look into getting new sofas. I think once the sofas have been changed, it is then easier to start envisioning how a room can look and i know i shall be more inspired to create the perfect living room for us.

(this is a collaborative post, all opinions are my own)
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  1. A rustic style living room sounds lovely as rustic is always warm, welcoming and homely. Distressed furniture is ideal with children too, as you don't have to be as precious about it if they bash it. Have fun planning, I look forward to seeing how it looks when its done :O)

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