Our Living Room Makeover

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A few months ago we decided it was time to redecorate our living room, we were fed up with the dark colours in there and really needed to brighten the place up.

We got straight on to Pinterest and got some ideas together, luckily we knew what we wanted and both agreed on pretty much everything.

The first thing we picked out was our sofa, which I’m absolutely in love with. I love everything about it, the colour, the shape, the fabric, it’s perfect. We expected delivery of the sofa to be quite slow but they suprised us by wanting to arrange delivery much sooner than we’d expected. So we went full steam ahead with the painting and wallpapering.

Our living room used to have grey walls, black faux leather sofa (which was wrecked) and a huge pile of toys in the corner! We knew that we needed to brighten the room up as it doesn’t get much light, so we opted for a light coloured paint and wallpaper. I adore the wallpaper, I love the colours and the geometric pattern, we’ve had so many compliments on it.

We also made the decision to remove all the toys from the living room and put them in the kids rooms instead. I was fed up of the mess and it is so much more peaceful and relaxing in here now. The kids are old enough to go and play in their rooms unsupervised now anyway, so it’s not like they are missing out by not having toys in the living room.

After we’d got the painting and wallpapering done and the sofa had been delivered, everything else was done gradually. Picking up a mirror, new cushions, storage boxes, lamps etc as we went along.

Then a couple of weeks ago our TV unit and console table were delivered and finally our living room was complete! Well nearly…

The only things left to do now are to get a little side table for next to the sofa, gloss the skirting boards (a job I keep putting off) and to pot the cactuses properly in the terrarium.

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Console table and TV unit from Littlewoods

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Hexagon wall shelves from eBay

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Lamp from B&M, Phone from Flamingo Gifts and vase from Asda

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Terrarium from eBay  

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Basket from B&M, stripe throw from IKEA, chevron throw from B&Q

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Mirror from Maisons Du Monde

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Copper shade from Dunelm 

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Wallpaper from B&Q 

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Shelves from Argos, storage boxes from IKEA and Maisons Du Monde 

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Sofa from DFS

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Cushion covers from Maisons Du Monde 

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Pineapple pot from Fearne Cotton at Littlewoods 

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Prints from Lily Rose Co and Etsy, frames from IKEA

Thanks for reading.


 

84 Comments

  1. Carterfamily4
    August 8, 2016 / 7:54 am

    Love it emma x

    • Emma
      Author
      August 8, 2016 / 5:53 pm

      Thank you 🙂 x

  2. August 8, 2016 / 8:15 am

    Love the retro look. Oh to rid my sitting room of toys. But I need to work on getting a sofa first…. We have lived in our house nearly five months now and just can’t choose! #bigpinklink

    • Emma
      Author
      August 8, 2016 / 5:53 pm

      Haha good luck with the sofa choosing 🙂 x

  3. August 8, 2016 / 9:51 am

    I love that wallpaper! I have that sofa, great minds! #marvmondays

    • Emma
      Author
      August 8, 2016 / 5:52 pm

      I love the sofa so much 🙂

  4. August 8, 2016 / 11:32 am

    I love it! I love the mix of retro with modern and you can’t go wrong with rose gold!

    • Emma
      Author
      August 8, 2016 / 5:49 pm

      Thank you 🙂 I’m so pleased with it x

  5. August 8, 2016 / 11:54 am

    Love it! i love all the details – especially the hexagonal wall shelves and the blue phone. That phone brings back so many memories and lends a nice retro touch. Thanks for sharing with #bigpinklink

    • Emma
      Author
      August 8, 2016 / 5:49 pm

      Thank you. I really love the phone too 🙂 x

  6. Sarah Corbett
    August 8, 2016 / 2:39 pm

    Really cool! I recently gave my living room a make-over too. I went for the cool grey/blue tones with the rose gold/copper as well, and I’m delighted with the result.

    • Emma
      Author
      August 8, 2016 / 5:48 pm

      Sounds lovely! I’m loving copper at the moment x

  7. August 8, 2016 / 8:45 pm

    OOoh lovely, Emma. I love the retro and that sofa is absolutely gorgeous! So many lovely pieces and the wallpaper is fab too. #MarvMOndays

    • Emma
      Author
      August 9, 2016 / 4:20 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  8. August 8, 2016 / 9:00 pm

    Love love love it! I don’t think I can even pick out just one thing. I’ve been looking for a basket for throws and I think the one you have got would be perfect. I bet you are so happy with it. #MarvMondays

    • Emma
      Author
      August 9, 2016 / 4:21 pm

      I am so pleased with it 🙂 The basket was only £5.99 from B&M, what a bargain! x

        • Emma
          Author
          August 11, 2016 / 2:57 pm

          It’s great isn’t it, I love it in there! x

  9. August 8, 2016 / 9:38 pm

    Ooo I love this!! I have serious living room envy! That wallpaper is amazing, I love geometric patterns. The sofa looks super comfy too.x #marvmondays

    • Emma
      Author
      August 9, 2016 / 4:22 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  10. August 8, 2016 / 9:59 pm

    Looks fab, can you come do mine next 🙂

    • Emma
      Author
      August 9, 2016 / 4:31 pm

      Haha, thank you 🙂

  11. Sian - The Mama Story
    August 10, 2016 / 10:58 am

    I love it, it looks contemporary and relaxing. The wallpaper is amazing!

    • Emma
      Author
      August 10, 2016 / 10:08 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  12. Lou
    August 10, 2016 / 4:31 pm

    It looks very contemporary and a great place to be- especially if toy free! thank you for sharing and great pics! #BloggerClubUK

    • Emma
      Author
      August 10, 2016 / 10:09 pm

      Thank you x

  13. August 10, 2016 / 3:45 pm

    your colour scheme is similar to my bedroom. loving the IKEA blanket and love those Argos shelves! thanks so much for sharing 🙂 given me lots of ideas! #BloggerClubUK

    • Emma
      Author
      August 10, 2016 / 10:09 pm

      I love the IKEA blanket, such a bargain too x

  14. August 10, 2016 / 6:13 pm

    I love this Emma – you have a great eye! The sofa is great and the wallpaper feels perfect with the retro feel of the tv stand and console table. Love that telephone too! In fact, I just love it all! Now dreaming of the day we can clear our living room of toys! #bloggerclubuk

    • Emma
      Author
      August 10, 2016 / 10:09 pm

      Aww thank you 🙂 x

  15. August 10, 2016 / 7:32 pm

    It looks so cool I love it. The colours are perfect and I love the copper vase. We also have that teal phone and it looks great x

    • Emma
      Author
      August 10, 2016 / 10:10 pm

      It’s a lovely phone isn’t it 🙂 x

  16. August 11, 2016 / 7:57 am

    I’m back for #homeetc. Like the storage boxes on the bookcase too! Love boxes! #homeetc

    • Emma
      Author
      August 13, 2016 / 8:44 am

      Thank you 🙂

  17. August 11, 2016 / 6:03 pm

    What a lovely room! I am actually just looking for some homes inspiration, especially for my living room, and I love this look. I have a grey sofa and need another to go with it, but want a slightly different one. I want to paint one wall pale grey – think I am a bit scared of wallpaper but I love yours! x

    • Emma
      Author
      August 12, 2016 / 1:24 pm

      My original plan was all white walls but the husband wasn’t having it and I’m glad he talked me out of it x x

  18. August 12, 2016 / 9:11 pm

    It looks great – love the geometric shapes and even more that console table and unit in the greys. Beautiful and timelessly classic. #homeetc

    • Emma
      Author
      August 13, 2016 / 8:38 am

      Thank you, I’m so pleased with it x

  19. August 12, 2016 / 9:35 pm

    Oh I love it Emma and have complete living room envy. The sofa is a gorgeous colour and the wallpaper is perfect. You have a great eye for detail x #marvmonday

    • Emma
      Author
      August 13, 2016 / 8:37 am

      Ah thank you Laura x

  20. August 13, 2016 / 9:24 am

    I was sure that I had commented on this but I can’t find me so I shall comment again. Simply stunning, I love all the copper accents. Can I move in please? #fortheloveofblog

    • Emma
      Author
      August 14, 2016 / 8:06 pm

      Haha, thanks so much Emma x

  21. August 13, 2016 / 9:39 am

    Aaah it looks FABULOUS!!!! That console table is absolutely gorgeous — love the ombre drawers!! Really lovely — you must be so pleased with it 🙂 Thanks for linking up with #HomeEtc

    • Emma
      Author
      August 14, 2016 / 8:07 pm

      We are so pleased with it 🙂 Thanks for reading x

  22. August 13, 2016 / 9:39 am

    Your room has turned out beautifully, very modern with a bit of a 70’s theme. I love the hints of copper. We have our front room as a grown up retreat, it’s nice to have a space that isn’t filled with toys! Xx

    • Emma
      Author
      August 14, 2016 / 8:08 pm

      Thank you 🙂 Definitely nice to have a room that isn’t filled with toys! x

  23. August 13, 2016 / 9:18 pm

    Ooh I love it. Everything works together so well and I love those littlewoods tables 😍

    • Emma
      Author
      August 14, 2016 / 8:01 pm

      Thank you 🙂 xx

  24. August 13, 2016 / 9:19 pm

    Oops #fortheloveofblog

  25. Mud cakes and wine
    August 14, 2016 / 8:30 am

    What a stunning makeover, we also decided to remove the toys from the living room and re decorate I love the sofa looks like a great family movie place and the light shade in the copper looks amazing #sundaybest

    • Emma
      Author
      August 14, 2016 / 7:59 pm

      Thank you 🙂 removing the toys is best thing for a living room isn’t it x

  26. August 14, 2016 / 1:18 pm

    Such a wonderful living room. Its so pretty!

    • Emma
      Author
      August 14, 2016 / 7:57 pm

      Ah thank you x

  27. August 14, 2016 / 2:45 pm

    Wow, it looks really good! I admire people who can come up with good interior design ideas. I’m a bit haphazard in my approach and only feel inadequate and overwhelmed when I look at these things on Pinterest. Also, I can’t wait until both my kids can play in their rooms on their own! #KCACOLS

    • Emma
      Author
      August 14, 2016 / 7:57 pm

      I’ve always been really into interiors and wanting to my make my home look nice, I have give my husband some credit for this though! Thanks for reading x

    • Emma
      Author
      August 14, 2016 / 7:55 pm

      Thank you x

  28. August 14, 2016 / 5:14 pm

    I love it – its so cool! I especially love the wallpaper and the telephone! Great call on the kids clothes I need to do this!! #sundaybest

    • Emma
      Author
      August 14, 2016 / 7:54 pm

      Ah thank you x

  29. August 14, 2016 / 8:02 pm

    How beautiful Emma! Such a nice cosy place to hang out. I love all of the little retro touches, especially the telephone. You’ve got such great style.

    • Emma
      Author
      August 14, 2016 / 8:09 pm

      Thank you 🙂 And thanks for reading x

    • Emma
      Author
      August 16, 2016 / 7:37 am

      Lovely aren’t they and such bargains x

  30. August 14, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    Beautiful. Love the sofa and the wallpaper too. It all fits together so well. #kcacols

    • Emma
      Author
      August 16, 2016 / 7:37 am

      Thank you 🙂

  31. August 15, 2016 / 8:47 am

    I love makeover posts and this one is great. The highlights for me are the amazing couch (colour and shape perfect) and the phone (so cute). Really well put together, love all the little touches with accessories and how amazing is that vase from Asda? I would never even think of looking there for home stuff. Lovely job! #KCACOLS

    • Emma
      Author
      August 16, 2016 / 7:33 am

      Thank you 🙂 The vase is lovely isn’t it, so glad I spotted it x

  32. August 15, 2016 / 7:48 pm

    Gorgeous. All the colours work SO well together! And that sofa is stunning. The look is hard to pull off but you have managed to work it so well and have the new pieces working with the retro theme 🙂 Thanks for sharing, Jess xx

    #HomeEtc

    • Emma
      Author
      August 16, 2016 / 7:30 am

      Thank you so much Jess. I’m really pleased with it x

  33. Nige
    August 15, 2016 / 8:05 pm

    What a fantastic job and love the retro look Thanks for linking to the #binkylinky please come back next week

    • Emma
      Author
      August 16, 2016 / 7:28 am

      Thank you 🙂

    • Emma
      Author
      August 16, 2016 / 7:26 am

      Thank you 🙂 x

  34. August 15, 2016 / 9:18 pm

    I love your style, funky and retro! The mix and match of items work really well and I hope you have achieved the look you desired xx

    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

    • Emma
      Author
      August 16, 2016 / 7:26 am

      Thank you and thanks for reading x

  35. Emma
    Author
    August 17, 2016 / 2:54 pm

    Thanks so much 🙂 x

  36. August 18, 2016 / 8:21 pm

    Ahhh that’s so stylish and I absolutely love your colour schem! It looks amazing. #KCACOLS

    • Emma
      Author
      August 19, 2016 / 1:27 pm

      Thank you Danielle x

  37. August 18, 2016 / 10:59 pm

    Oh wow this looks amazing! I LOVE that telephone, and the tv stand…loving your wallpaper too! Thanks for joining us at #SundayBest, hope to see you again this weekend! x

    • Emma
      Author
      August 19, 2016 / 1:25 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  38. August 20, 2016 / 7:32 pm

    This is gorgeous, I have major envy! I love all the copper touches and the sofa is lush. Thanks for linking up to #SundayBest x

    • Emma
      Author
      August 21, 2016 / 10:05 am

      Thank you 🙂

  39. August 27, 2016 / 9:35 pm

    What a lovely room makeover! So grown up – I can only dream of the day that we dont have any toys hiding in the corners. I love that wallpaper and those prints above the tv are fab 🙂 Thanks for sharing this on #MarvMondays. Emily

    • Emma
      Author
      August 29, 2016 / 8:29 am

      Thanks Emily x

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