After having the bungalow renovated over summer, I’m really excited to be sharing its makeover room by room!
A while back, I shared our amazing bathroom transformation (still my fave room in the house!) and while it has taken me an absolute age to take the photos of our new living room and get this post up, I’m finally ready to share this room with you too.
Again, I was a rubbish ‘home makeover’ person and forgot to take proper before pictures, but to be fair the photo below of what the living room looked like before the renovation is still pretty accurate. As well as old chairs and sofas stacked up, there were about 6 unused cots from the holiday cottages stored in here too. This room was basically like a second garage or storage unit for the site.
As part of the makeover, the artex ceilings were boarded over, plastered and painted, the whole room re-carpetted, and all walls repainted in matte white. We also put up some beautiful, grey luxurious curtains (from Dunelm) and added some working lights to the room!
You may well notice the sofa from my old house (at one point I had two of these under the same roof – they’re super cheap and very functional from IKEA, with storage underneath and a pull-out double bed!). We’d definitely be looking to replace this with a bigger, comfier and more long-lasting sofa at some point, as it’s starting to look a little tired, so watch this space!
On the walls are some beautiful framed poster prints from Posterlounge. As you can I’m a sucker for a monochrome colour palette (whites, greys, blacks, wood tones and greenery are the only way to go in my eyes!), and I love bringing in plants and leaf designs to make spaces look more alive, so I fell in love with these palm frond prints by Mareike Böhmer on the website!
We have two on one wall, and a third in the corner above the grey swivel chair (again, brought over from my old house – I’m so in love with this chair that I found on Gumtree years ago, and the dogs love cuddling up on it too!).
I’m very fussy when it comes to artwork and photography, and the type of thing I would hang in our home, but Alex and I agreed that these would add a nice ‘natural’ touch in a minimal way.
By the door, we have two IKEA Kallax shelves with some baskets. I like having things hidden away in boxes and storage, rather than being out on display, and I thought the alternating design of these baskets looked nice.
There is another corner of the room that I haven’t shared, because for the moment it is literally just a TV and a dog bed, but eventually we hope to get a nice big TV unit that will bring more interest to that side of the room.
For now, I’m super happy with how it looks, and we enjoy spending our evenings in here cuddled up with the dogs watching Netflix! I love the way the artwork looks, and I’d definitely recommend checking out Posterlounge’s ENORMOUS range of art in their online shop, because they have thousands of prints to choose from. I chose to frame ours in a black frame, but they also do other colours, and offer canvas mounting and various other mounts as well. They’re really reasonably priced too, which I know can be a struggle when looking at art for your home.
I’m not great at taking interior photos and my camera isn’t really designed for indoors/low light situations so apologies for the photography! I end up sharing lots of interior stuff on my Instagram Stories too so head there for a better look :)
What artwork would you hang in your lounge?
* Posterlounge kindly gifted me these prints but all opinions are my own