When we moved into our house 18 months ago the living room was one of the first rooms we tackled. Renovations included taking out the dated gas fireplace and replacing it with a wood burner (best decision ever), as well as having new windows and external glass doors fitted. We invested in a new cream sofa (bit of a silly decision with a dog and baby but hey ho), gave it a lick of paint and dressed it with all of the obvious things (curtains, photographs, shelves etc).
And then we moved onto another room and never really added the finishing accessories or gave it a proper identity.
Now that we’re spending a lot more time on the sofa in the evenings (watching reality shows I wouldn’t like to admit to) I’ve been thinking that I’d really like to add all of those finishing touches to give it that wow factor (X Factor). Mr M gets jittery whenever he sees me looking around a room having ‘those thoughts’, dreading my subsequent requests for him to hang some wallpaper or drill some more holes in the wall for yet more shelves. But he needn’t worry – I have this one in hand.
Our living room is currently painted in a warm stone colour and there’s lots of oak (coffee table, mantel mirror, TV stand). Last year we added a teal rug and bought some cushions with teal, but aside from that it doesn’t have much in the way of a colour scheme. I seem to be having a bit of a love affair with copper at the moment – probably because it’s in every home magazine that I read and every home store that I visit – and I think this could go really well with what we have so far. I also have two coral chevron cushions which I’d love to incorporate and so I’ve decided on the colour scheme of copper, coral and teal blue. Toned down with the oak and cream sofa I think it could work really well.
What do you think?
Shop the look
- Blue chair – Habitat £395
- Coral chevron cushion – Wayfair £37.99
- Blue cushion – Tesco Direct £5
- Copper lantern – Royal Design £68
- Oak framed mirror – Oak furniture solutions £198
- Floor lamp – John Lewis £270
- Copper stag head – George £12
- Coral patterned rug – Darlings of Chelsea £49
- Copper boxed frame – Next £16
- Copper table lamp with white shade – House of Fraser £96
- House plant – Ikea £39
- Paint in ‘Boutique’ Fashion for Walls – Crown £23.99
These are the store prices, but make sure you shop around – My Voucher Codes is a great site to check current offers on the high street.
Are you having a living room revamp? What colour schemes and living room accessories are you considering?