God, this room feels like it’s been going on forever. I guess that’s the perils of trying to decorate in the weekends and evenings when you have loads of evening and weekend plans that don’t include decorating. We started work on the living room at the start of August and finished it mid September. Oooops.
That’s right, The walls were a pale yellow with old picture marks on the wallpaper and holes everywhere, the carpet was mucky and the curtains were interesting. Our furniture consisted of items that will be in Jim’s attic man cave – a futon and two lounge chairs that will sit up there for computer game playing, as well as a TV stand. We didn’t bring our old sofa’s so everything was makeshift (although those chairs are so comfy I’m be sad to see them go upstairs!)
More importantly we have one fully decorated, and almost finished room (just don’t tell Jim I said that – he thinks we’re done with it).
We also still need to fill the shelves above the TV, but there are boxes upon boxes of books of mine at my parents though so I think we’ll be ok. Originally we’d planned to have the sky box, computer consoles and games and things up there but they are all in the cupboard below the TV so the shelves can be used for something else, more interesting!
What we’ve used – the walls below the picture rail are B&Q colours – Grey Hints. Above the picture rail and on the ceiling we used crown white. In the bookcases we used Homebase Colours – Slate. The picture ledge is from Ikea – the frames are a mix of art we already had and stuff we’ve bought for the room. The giant canvas above the fireplace is a DIY project. The sofa from Harvey’s. The big lamp in the corner is one we inherited from my brothers bar years ago, but you can find something similar here. The small lamp is from Litecraft. The 3 nesting side tables are from Habitat. And the magazine box is Ikea. The grey herringbone curtains are from Very. Curtain rail for bay windows is Ikea with a bit of a dad hack and dunelm curtain pole ends. The voiles are also Dunlem.