My Living Room Ideas...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


This week Dave & I put pen to paper and signed the contract for our new house... and if everything goes to plan in a month or two we will be home owners. Yay! The owners of a brand new house, a complete blank slate. Which is soooo exciting and also a little terrifying. I have been dying to put my stamp on a property for the longest time and actually owning this house will mean we can literally do whatever want.
Ive been trying to build up ideas of what I want, imagining each room and its function and creating little mood boards. The last thing I wanna do is go in gung ho and decorate or buy items and then realise they dont match our style or the room as a whole.
In this post I thought Id focus on the living room, which is a room we so far have not one stick of furniture for. My initial idea is pale grey walls, graphic print cushions and colourful chairs and sofas hopefully with a retro teak sideboard (if I can ever find one in my price budget) & a gallery wall of prints and photos...
These are some of the pieces currently on my wishlist, mixing pastels, greys and acid yellows seems to be a recurring theme!
Sofa: M&S Loft Collection, Cushion: H&M, Metal Container: H&M, Grey Chair: Ikea,
Lanterns: Next, Cushion: Next, Coffee Table: Ikea, Ceiling Light: Next, Candlesticks: Northlight Homestore.

 I have no idea what my overall interior style is, Dave says its eclectic. It doesnt really fit into one box. I love a little bit of country rustic, modern Scandinavian and some retro pieces thrown in for good measure. I just hope when we do put everything together its a good mishmash of styles and not a hot mess!
How do you go about decorating a room? Any tips or hints for me to help me along my novice way?

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  1. I think we share a very similar interior design style as what I like is a bit mix match too and I can never decide on just one! Fingers crossed everything goes smoothly with buying your home - such an exciting time for you! xo

  2. Congratulations on signing the contract on your new house! I’ve been redecorating my house recently and have literally spent hours on Pinterest searching for inspiration. I’ve nearly finished painting my bedroom (a pale blue and soft grey) just looking for some vintage-style furniture to go with it!

  3. I'm super excited for you (and jealous, we're hoping to exchange soon but the vendor is a total psycho & keeps trying to delay despite wanting a quick sale when accepting our offer in November........).

    Anyhoo, that grey IKEA chair is divine!

    Becky ::

  4. How exciting. A brand new home is such a lovely thought :)
    We purchased last year and I made the mistake of trying to do everything at once, now I'm going back around each room and giving away half the things I bought on a whim.
    Your ideas look great. Good luck and I hope it goes through quickly for you xx
    Gill X

  5. I'm dying to buy a house to and get crafty! your so lucky to have a brand new house to work on. well jel

    Aine Oh

  6. What an exciting time for you and Dave! I can't wait to see how you personalize your space :) I bet your home is going to be exquisite!

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  8. I LOVE the sofa on the left in the upper photo!!! So cute and unique:)
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  9. Decorating for me - because we rented a flat first - started with sofa and cushions! Now we have our own place I've just gone with what feels right to me. We already had a modern angular grey sofa and bright blue bookcase already (woo IKEA!) so I'm trying to carry on that theme of grey/neutrals with bright blue, green and yellow accents. Not done yet though! It's exciting starting out from the very bottom with a new house though, enjoy/good luck! :) Juliet x

  10. I love the colour scheme, Vicki :) I can't wait to see how it turns out, best of luck and congratulations! x

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