DIY: Planning the Living Room

DIY: Planning the Living Room

If you’ve been following my blog for a while now, you’ll know that we have been renovating our little house by the sea for some time now. This sounds like a fun idea, but trust me, living in a building site is not fun at all. When you work full time things also take 100 times longer than expected too – it’s tough to find motivation pick up a paintbrush after a long day at work, so just recently we’ve just been moving at a snails pace (hence the fact I still haven’t posted our finished bathroom post – yet!)  It’ll all be worth it in the end, I’m sure.

As the bathroom is nearly finished, we’ve recently been focusing my attention on our living room. We’ve had lots of changes recently, we had our floors sanded back to reveal floorboards that are over 100 years old, we also had some shelving built, which gives the room such a warm homely feel, I could literally spend all day everyday here, curled up with the pup and a book, it’s turning out to be my perfect chill out zone.

The final part of the project is to add a gorgeous, comfy sofa, some cushions and some final finishing touches to make it the perfect living space. The theme is quite neutral and grey, but we both love quirky touches, bursting with personality to make the room unique so I hope we can add a personal touch in some way and the room doesn’t look too sterile.

Firstly choosing the sofa has been tricky, we have a little small area for a sofa and I desperately wanted a corner sofa, but the space is just too small, so I’ve been looking at 3 seaters with a matching footstool/pouffe. Pushed together it’s practically as good as a corner sofa, right? Plus it’s a little more practical as you can use it for extra seating if we have people round and such.

To go with our grey theme, here were our top contenders for a new sofa:

DIY: Planning the Living Room Option 1 – Porto 3 Seater | Option 2 – Chester in Black and White  | Option 3 – Wilmot Grey Sofa | Option 4 – Hyde in Grey 

We ended up going for the Porto 3 Seater Sofa, which although is probably the plainest one out of the four choices, it’s almost a perfect ‘blank canvas’ to jazz up with different cushions and soft blankets. It’s also quite a dark in colour and made with a hardy fabric which is essential for us with a naughty little puppy in the house like Robbie (who loves to snuggle on the sofa so we couldn’t say no).

I also really love these gorgeous colourful items to add finishing touches to the room…


DIY: Planning the Living Room Custard CreamNeom Complete Bliss Range Scented Candle | Brighton Icons PrintGeometric Cushion | Geometric Pyramid Succulent Planter | Custard Cream

So, thats the planning done, it’s time to put it into action! If you love a nosey in other peoples homes, you’ll love what is coming up over the next week or so. I’ve got two posts coming up with a full tour of both our new bathroom and living room, with before and after photos. Watch this space!

Here is our DIY Journey so far…

Bathroom – Planning the bathroomLiving in a building site | Bathroom Update 1

Living room – Restyling our living room floors | Adding a personal touch


Post written in collaboration with Habitat

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