Living Room Make Over...

Thursday, September 03, 2015

living-room-make-overHello Im back and still alive! Sorry its been so quiet over here! I finally have some images to share with you  guys of one room we have managed to almost complete! Our smaller living room which we like to call The Snug has had a pretty big make over. This room before had magnolia walls & blue patterned carpet both of which we wanted to change asap! We loved the fireplace so set to work deciding on colours and how to maximise the space in this little room.

living-room This is the room before hand, we forgot to snap a photo with the carpet down, but you get the idea of what the room looked like. First thing we did was order some skinny wooden floor boards in an oak shade. We chose thin boards to make the room feel bigger. Then we painted the ceilings, walls, skirting boards and radiator white. I had the curtains originally picked for our bedroom but changed my mind & decided they would be good for this room so our colour scheme flowed around yellow, mint & grey.

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We chose to paint a feature wall in shade Sunny Day by Dulux. Dave & I were both worried about the shade at first (yellow is totally out of our comfort zone!) but next to the grey sofas and new floor boards it looked great! Homebase were kind enough to gift me with vouchers so I was able to buy all the paint and the cute scandi style sideboard which acts as a tv stand but with all important hidden storage below!home-decor-make-overWe still have a bit more to do. We need some picture frames and prints on the wall, maybe a few more cushions and a rug for the floor. But so far we are so pleased with how this little room has turned out!
Ive tried to list where I bought everything below, some of its new but some of it was bought last year.

Larger Sofa: Next
Small Sofa: My papa's which  we had upholstered and re-stuffed.
Sideboard c/o Homebase
Curtains: Dunelm 
House shape clock: Next
Knitted Cushions: Made by Dave's mum
Mint Throw: H&M
Yellow dog cushion: B&Q
Grey/wood frame: Upcycled & half painted in Annie Sloan Chalk paint
DVD stands: Ikea
Rustic Box: Gift from my parents 
Paint c/o Homebase: feature wall Sunny day Dulux
Wooden Toadstool: National Trust Xmas Market

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  1. Yellow and grey are such a classic combination. I love the sofa too. Looking good!

  2. Cute pillow :)
    Maria V.

  3. This room looks amazing! We're just in the process of upgrading our purple living room into a grey/navy/mustard affair. Great inspiration!

  4. It looks absolutely fantastic! Such cute colours and prints! Can you come over to Australia and do this to our living-room too please? ;)

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  5. it looks so welcoming!! i love the color scheme & that couch is beautiful!!!

  6. Oh it looks lovely, I love that storage unit!

    Julia x

  7. What an adorable makeover! I love the pop of yellow on that wall along with the other bits of yellow in the vase curtains and the pillow. Yellow and that particular shade of gray are so nice together!

    Evon Von

  8. Such young person, such mature style! I love this toolbox with sprayed countries on it :)

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