I believe your living room is probably the most important room in your house. Think about how much time you spend in there compare to other rooms – is probably in at least the top two rooms you spend most time in, right? For me this is absolutely the case, I spend most of my time at home in my living room, or lounge should I say. I guess I could also call it my front room as many Brits prefers to call it. Anyhow, it’s a room I like spending time in as it has big bay windows letting in a lot of natural light, it holds my sofa, and it’s also Lola’s favourite room and where I keep my laptop, so why would I need to be anywhere else really?
At the moment we’re about half way through decorating our living room. When we moved in all the walls were magnolia so we swiftly made sure to get rid of them by painting the walls a cold mid-grey colour which I absolutely love. It’s made the room a bit more cosy but also added a bit of sophistication as it contrasts so well to the skirting boards and the white detailing around the bay window. The next step is for us to rip up the relatively new although disgusting creme carpet to put down a gorgeous sleek engineered wood floor called Coffee Matt from Swedish brand Kahrs. I’ve also just ordered a modern retro black leather sofa from DFS by French Connection and a pair of teak velvet curtains from Curtains 2 Go that will add that delicious decadence to an otherwise quite warm Scandinavian style. One of my favourite pieces though is our new ceiling light from Swedish light store Lamporochljus.se which also have a British equivalent. It’s a modern retro light with exposed bulbs on black dressed leads that are extended and attached separately to the ceiling. I think it will add a bit more of an industrial look to not make the room too American decadence with all my velvet fabric in the curtains and pillows…
I love the idea of having an old oriental rug in a pink or turquoise tone to go with the rest of the living room scheme. I think it would add a bit more depth to the design and go together well with all the gold details I will add to the room. I would also love to get a floor standing cactus, I’ve been wanting one for ages. It would go really well with teak furniture and that modern retro feel. A coffee table in teak would also be a dream to have and would fit in really well and add more character to the room.
What do you think of my mood board? Anything you would add or remove please do let me know as it’s still a work in progress and I’d love some feedback!