Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Decorating our Living Room

There are a couple of rooms in our new house that have got me feeling very excited about decorating and these are the spaces that we'll probably be focussing on first.

To me the Living Room is the most important room in the house.  It's the first room you come to when you push open our front door and it's not only where we'll be spending most of our time in the evenings but also where we'll be welcoming our friends and family.
 
 Image Source: Better Home / Homify
 
We want a room that looks fabulous, offers a practical amount of storage space but is also cosy and inviting.  We have become a little addicted to looking at photographs of beautiful living rooms and now it's just a matter of pulling together all the elements that have inspired us to make a space unique to us.

The furniture that we have picked out is white to create a light, clean room and we'll be adding a few splashes of colour to bring the room to life.   We're keen to try and keep the room pretty minimal so we can enjoy a calming room to relax in.
 
Image Source: Eightytwo PTE Ltd / Homify 
 
Having lived in a cluttered flat for two years, storage is something that is very important to us.  Simon and I are both film geeks and have a rather large collection of DVDs between us so the main focal point of our living room will be the Entertainment Centre.   We've chosen the popular Hemnes units from Ikea which will provide us with a lot of storage and the option to hide away mess and display some photographs and ornaments.

We've opted for the Toulouse Sofa from Next in a light grey colour which will look beautiful against our white furniture.   I love the idea of using light yellows and blues to add character to the room so we'll be adding some cheerful cushions.

There's no such thing as too much storage space in our living room and we are hoping to also buy a white unit.  Whilst the cupboards will probably be full of hidden mess, the top of the unit will become our very own mini bar with cocktail shakers and cool coloured glasses - perfect for welcoming friends to our new pad.

Ever since we bought our house I have been determined to fit a coffee table into the lounge.  I love what a well placed coffee table can add to a room and although it will serve a practical purpose I plan to keep it well stocked with magazines and fresh flowers.
 
 Image Source: The Bazeley Partnership / Homify
 
I can't wait to make all of our ideas come alive and share the finished room with you all!  I would love to hear about your Living Room inspirations.

9 comments:

  1. Your dream living room is everything my living can't be and sounds wonderful - no chance of minimal whites and flowers on the table here! Lol! I love the sound of blue and yellow accent colours against the grey and white - bet it looks gorgeous when it's done.

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    1. ... watch this space! This time next year I'll probably have a baby and a dog and I'll be regretting my choices :p

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  2. Ohhh this sounds soo lovely! :D I can't wait to see the finished product once you're done. I'm dying to get my own place and furnish it all in white with pops of colour :) it gives such a feeling of light and space to a room! xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

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  3. How exciting that you have moved! I can't wait to see the finished product, ours is nearly there we just need to get new blinds and put a couple pictures on the wall.

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  4. Yes to being film freaks!! I built up my film collection (solely Rom Coms) in my teenage years to over 60 DVDs in my room, mainly because I wanted to display them for people to see haha! I want my own home now, I'm fed up of student places that are so temporary! Can't wait to see the finished product.

    Imogen // imogenscribbles.co.uk

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  5. Love your ideas, the living room will look amazing.

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  6. Ohhh I want to stop renting and buy somewhere of my own so I can decorate it!

    Cant wait to see how your decorating goes - good luck!

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  7. It's so exciting for you to plan your special place together :)

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  8. I love the sound of your decorating ideas and can't wait to see the finished room, especially that cocktail bar, I was a bit obsessed with them pre cross country move and not sure if i'll have the chance to create one post pregnancy, so i'll live vicariously through you! x

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