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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

A Peak Inside My Living Room

As you'll probably already know, I moved house a few weeks ago and my god has it been stressful. Along with some other personal issues and whatnot, my move is one of the reasons I've been kinda absent from both my blog and social media channels over the past few weeks. I'm sure anyone who has moved out and moved house will understand, it's one of the most stressful and time consuming things you will ever do and because virtually my entire house needed decorating in the small amount of time I had to move from my previous house, made it a whole lotta hassle and my lil internet space had to take a back seat for a while.

Finally, my little house is starting to take shape. The painting is done, the furniture is built, the shelves are on the wall and the DIY is mostly done (not by me I must add otherwise I'd be living in a wreck!) and I think it's finally time to start sharing some snaps of my home decor because, to put it bluntly, it looks incredible. I feel so much more at home here than in my old house and I know you guys are going to love it - I have a Pinterestable living room for god's sake! I thought I'd share some snaps from my living room first because (a) it's virtually completely finished bar a few wall decor pieces and (b) it's my favourite room in my entire house.

As you'll have probably guessed by now, the fireplace is my favourite favourite favourite part of my house and it's easy to see why. My living room isn't a big space but the fireplace just gives it such a big personality and if I'm honest, it's one of the things that drew me to the house in the first place. My "new" house is actually extremely old and needed a hell of a lot of work before I moved in and the living room was one of the biggest jobs, needing replastering, painting and basically completely updating. It was a lot of stress and I was honestly worried about what it was all gonna look like but I'm absolutely over the moon with it. I loved accessorising the mantle piece and space around the log burner itself and after unwittingly ordering 280 logs (it was a great sight watching my little arms attempt to carry those into my yard let me tell you!) I stacked them right round and I love how cosy and homely it looks. In fact I love my log burner so much, the other day when it was 20 degrees? I was sweating my lil ass off in my living room still throwing logs onto the fire because I didn't want it to go out. 

For my small accessories like the candles, the photo frames and the basically the little nik-naks that make a room your own, I go to the supermarkets if I'm honest. Sainsbury's homeware section is insane and although it may be slightly more pricey than other supermarket's homeware, it's worth the extra dollar. For my photo frames, I usually look to Paperchase, somewhere I once over would never have thought of for homeware. Usually, tucked away at the back of the stores, they have a wonderful selection of photo frames that will just fit in with anyone's totally Pinterestable living room. 

For the little details in my living room, there are a few key things I had in mind. Quotes and pictures are one of my favourite ways to really make a room your own and put your own stamp on it so of course, I have two Harry Potter quotes in my living room. Both are from amazing artists on Etsy and in fact, I think every single print I have in my house is from Etsy. It's home to some truly talented people so whether I'm looking for a personalised photo, a drawing or a quote it's definitely my go-to. The rose gold photo frame you see on my wall here was £2 from B&M Bargains believe it or not and I think that just proves you should shop around for your homeware before spending a fortune on something that you really don't need to.

My marble base lamp is from TK Maxx, somewhere I think of as a homeware bargain basement in all the right ways. I find so many gems in that shop that I feel magnetically drawn to it every time I walk past and they're all so reasonably priced too. They have something different in every time I have a snoop around and I can probably count on a few fingers the amount of times I've left empty handed.

Another thing in my living room that always draws people in is my amazing theatrical lamp that you see here. This was sent over by the lovely guys at Iconic Lights who have some products that are so aesthetically pleasing, it's an Instagrammers dream. It really brings the room together and when my fire's lit, the light is on and I'm sat with a cup of tea the room just feel so homely. My favourite thing about this though is that it's versatile. It fits into my quite traditional and old home now but also looked a treat standing in my old house which was a new build and very modern (I'm sure you'll remember the photos!) so it's a real investment piece without the hefty price tag a lot of statement lights can have.

You can shop at Iconic Lights online and see their amazing range 

And finally, you can't talk about a living room without talking about the sofas can you? My little beauts are from World Stores, the perfect place to shop for a sofa if you're slightly broke like me and don't really want to spend an absolute fortune on your furniture.  I mean, I knew sofas were expensive but my bank account started to weep as soon as I moved out and realised just how expensive they could be. World Stores do sofas that are so cheap it's a godsend for people like me and whilst their sofas might not be as good quality as if you bought from somewhere a bit more high end, they do the job and they look absolutely amazing (I would go as far to say just as amazing as if I had spent two grand on them). I can't fault them at all and they're where I've bought from for both of my sets of sofas.

So that's my lil old living room! It's finally starting to feel like home and I couldn't be happier with it. Any more questions just let me know!

Amy x


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  1. Your living room looks fab! Glad you're finally feeling settled, moving is never easy!


  2. I LOVE your living room - a perfect mix of old and modern!

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  3. In love!! You've made it so gorgeous and cosy, wish I had a fireplace!! x


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  4. Amy you look like an absolute queen in these photos! This is living room goals right here---I'm in love with your cozy little fire place~
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  5. Wow you have some serious interior talent! It looks so cosy yet totally chic at the same time! xx

  6. It looks stunning! This is absolute interior design goals! I had no idea Sainsburys even did home ware, definitely going to have to check that out! x

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  7. Your home looks so cosy and comfy. I love how minimal yet stylish it is. I hope that one day when I buy my house somewhere, I'll be able to create an minimal interior home similar to yours.

  8. It looks so dreamy!

  9. look like a doll house. i love you decor. thanks for your nice photo

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