It’s no secret that I am not currently pleased with the way our living room looks.
It’s our favourite place to spend time in in the house, however it is by far the ugliest room. It’s currently a mis-match of our second hand furniture; the sofa from my parent’s house that has a tear in the cushion and gives me a back ache when I sit in it, the oak dresser that is just there for convenience, the stripy rug that I love but doesn’t really fit, the concrete coffee table that weighs a tonne and the tv unit that is just there for function.
Then there’s the dirty magnolia walls and the pièce de résistance that is the flowery wallpaper I hate.
That’s going to be so satisfying when I rip it all down!
So to the topic of this post. Inspiration!
Topher and I both look forward to decorating this room and we’ve decided on our favourite colour of purple along with grey. We’re not sure which will be on the walls but it will be one of the two. Either way, once that’s been done the next thing to go will be the beige carpet.
Being cat owners and also owners of our own hair, you can imagine that vacuuming is a laborious task that is a bane to our existence. Introducing hardwood floors will be the cure. Yes they get dirty and dusty but it’s so much easier to clean! The cat hair tends to get embedded in the carpet at the moment and Topher has to brush the floor with a lint brush to free it before vacuuming. So being able to just vacuum, sweep or mop will be amazing!
Another annoying feature of the room at the moment is the current lighting fixture. It’s one of those traditional three armed lights (kind of like this) with frosted glass. It’s absolutely useless. You turn on the light and you wonder why you did. You get barely any light from it. The lights point to the ceiling so any light just goes up there and because of the frosted glass, no light escapes out to the actual room.
I can’t wait to get a lighting fixture that actually lights up the room! Currently the room just feels really dim and dark all the time.
We’re planning on having a grey corner sofa which will definitely ease the arguments on who gets to stretch their legs out and we’ll also get a two seater snuggle chair so that we have room for guests. The two arm chairs we have at the moment just take up way too much room.
I also can’t wait to get a TV unit that hides cables away. Currently all ours are out on display which isn’t ideal when you’ve got curious cats about.
And speaking of the cats, we need to get a new cat tree. Part of their’s has broken and the rest is on it’s last legs so our eyes are peeled for a replacement.