I’ve been holding off doing a tour of our living room for a little while now because we’re in the process of changing a few things. We’ve been meaning to get blinds since we moved in and dying for a new sofa since we very quickly discovered the one we got from IKEA just wasn’t all that comfy. According to Instagram though, interiors was top of the list when it came to what blog content people wanted to see next so here we are anyway.
I’ll start by saying that it’s technically not MY living room. I live in my boyfriend’s flat which he ripped to pieces and renovated for a good six months before we moved into it at the start of this year. Luckily for me, we share pretty identical taste when it comes to interiors and my mother is rather talented in that department so the end results was a group effort I think we’re all pretty pleased with.
It’ll come as no surprise that, like everything else in my life, the living room is very neutral. The ceilings are an impressive three metres tall and the bay windows aren’t far off so naturally, it’s a very bright space. The living room also doubles up as the kitchen so bright, airy and open-plan were top of the list.
It’s still got a few of its cute, traditional features like this little side window though which definitely add character. Colin the cactus was left here by the previous owner and survived a concrete water bath courtesy of my boyfriend so it’s only really fair he gets his own window. He’s also a lovely reminder of how much work went into the flat.
The Scandi side
The opposite side of the room is definitely more on the Scandi scale. The chair we borrowed from my mum when we moved in so we’d have something to sit on but it conveniently never found it’s way home, the side table is a blanket basket from Sostrene Grene we tipped upside down and the sheepskin and plant stands were both Home Sense finds that added some much-needed texture.
The practical bit
The drawers you can kind of see in the last photo double up as a sideboard for these shelves and pretty much the only real storage we have in the flat. I get asked A LOT why I only wear black clothes and while that has a lot to do with the fact that I bloody well want to, it’s also slightly influenced by the fact that my entire wardrobe fits in six of these drawers so I re-wear things a lot.
The coffee station
The drawers/ sideboard makes for a great coffee station too. I wasn’t sold on this idea at first but we don’t have enough kitchen counter space for the coffee machine so we didn’t have much choice. It’s honestly probably one of my favourite little corners now though. I only wish it were closer to the light and easier to photograph – Instagram problems!
What did you think of my first real interiors post? Is this something you’d like to see more of?