We moved to our house a bit more than 5 years ago, at the time we had an 11 month old baby and we were adamant we didn’t want a project so we bought a house that was in perfect condition.
The house had been renovated by the previous owners but for some reason they never touched the living room, they just never spent any time in it, so it really was in need of attention.
A few months ago we decided it was time to tackle the room and do all the changes we had been thinking of doing for years. The living room was really not very inviting, it had a modern “hole in the wall ” fireplace and a really old and tatty carpet, it was really in need of a makeover.
First thing we did was give the room a fresh lick of paint, removed the carpet and put wooden floors. It’s amazing how different it looked just with that.
In our back room we have a lovely Victorian fireplace and we really wanted a similar one for the living room, after a lot of discussions we decided to go for a marble surround, which is more expensive but as we are not planning to move any time soon we thought it’d be worth the investment.
Next thing on the list was to get a carpenter to build some shelves and cupboards in the alcoves, this is something I’d wanted to do for ages as I think it makes rooms look tidier. A friend recommended a carpenter and he was fantastic, he did exactly what we wanted and took about a week to build what we wanted.
My main idea was to have accents of colour in the room, the walls are cream and the sofas chocolate brown, so I want to add colour with some of the accessories. This is the reason why I got a stripey rug, I think it works perfectly in the living room, it’s very colourful and really beautiful.
So, this is more or less our end result, we still have a few things to do, I have started moving a few bits and pieces into the built in shelves but I don’t want to clutter them too much just yet!
As we already have a playroom, we wanted the living room to be a child free area, a room where we could chill or catch up with friends and I think we have achieved that, don’t you think so?
Next on my list is to get some nice cushions, I want to get some luxury ones but I can’t decide which ones. I’d also like some colourful wall art as my walls are a looking a bit bare and a new coffee table.
What do you think of my living room makeover?