Since we moved into our new home last August, I’ve been mentally plotting and scheming about what I can do with the place. I love moving into a new house because they are essentially blank canvas. This one even more so, given that it was still a building site 11 days before we moved in. With magnolia walls, the possibilities are endless.
Currently, my living room is an unappealing jumble of black, brown, red, and cream. But I’ve spent the last two years being so skint that I’ve jumbled the cheapest furniture I can find together. Having been working hard to secure a better financial situation for us, I’ve started feeling a little freer to plan an exquisitely beautiful living room.
The sofas I have are brown leather, I’ve had it for five years, and it was second hand then… it’s seen better days. I’m very much looking forward to replacing it with a new sofa. I am thinking of a light grey, maybe silvery, corner sofa. Leather maybe. Adding a few ochre-coloured scatter cushions and a geometric patterned throw on each side.
The desk, bookcases, and other furniture
Half of the living room is my home office, including my desk and bookcases. At the moment, it’s all black, but I’d like to replace it all with solid oak. I’ve had a browse around and was shocked at the price of decent, quality furniture – it’s been a long time since I looked at anything that wasn’t a flat pack set from Argos or Amazon. I am looking at quality furniture that will last, so I know I’ll pay for it.
Currently, all accessories in the room are red and cream. Making a move to grey and mustard will be huge, considering my living room has been red through three house moves in 11 years. I’m excited about it, though and think it may be a big step in moving forward towards the rest of my life.