We have lived in our home for just over 5 years now, and
when we first moved in I think I just wanted it decorated as soon as possible
so we quickly chose wall paper and replaced the carpet. That was pretty much
all we did though.
just how outdated it is. It is definitely in need of some modernisation!
lights with plaster roses around them.
We had a huge old fashioned gas fire,
and the cream carpet has seen better days my daughter was only young when we
had this and then our son was born, it’s safe to say its seen its fair share of
For a good few years now I have been slowly wearing my
husband down to get wooden floor and earlier this year he finally agreed. I
think this was mainly to do with the tomato sauce incident, thanks son! Which
left a big red stain on the floor.
We chose our wooden floor and then we thought we; if we’re
having that we really should replace the fire, hearth and surround.
and I wanted a more modern look, we chose a chrome fire with oak surround and
reversible black/ivory panel.
Now for some bizarre reason my husband says he actually
likes the pineapple lights, but again he has agreed to change them. After we
put the fire in I bought some copper tea light holders and fairy lights to
decorate it. And this has now become the colour theme.
From this I decided that our little bistro area as I like to
call it could do with some trendy lighting, I found this battery powered
hanging light is What! For just £5. I extended it to hang lower using a
matching copper chain.
I then found this gorgeous pair of matching pendant lights.
As the floor is wooden and we have two young children we
definitely need some rugs down to stop them slipping, luckily I managed to find
a Dunelm and John Lewis rug for sale on Facebook and these compliment the
colour scheme well.
and we found a similar pattern to the paper we have up the other end of our
living room wall and even better it was on offer at half price!