I'm still pinching myself..... but this tidy, co-ordinated lounge actually belongs to me!!!
On Friday evening I decided that the drifts of crafting stuff; the mountains of old car mags, DVDs and books; and the mis-matched soft furnishing HAD TO GO.
I wish that we'd taken a photo before we got started.
Things weren't exactly in a complete state of chaos - but it had all started to 'bug' me a bit.
Here's the results of all our labours over the weekend.. A new lamp-shade and cushion covers.
The sofa has also been re-positioned so that the 'music end' of the room is more open.
I've kept all the things I love..
We found this pretty little cupboard in the basement of a junk shop years ago.
It hides all the wires and gives some useful storage.
The large bay window has always been a bit of a 'dead space'.
Mark spotted this bench and persuaded me to buy it at the weekend because he loves window seats.
I already had the scatter cushions in the back bedroom and
I was delighted to see the way everything fits with the new curtains...
We treated ourselves to a new light-fitting and the mirror.
The effect is quite 'Downton' (!!!) but it all came from Dunelm (pretty cheap!)
...and here's the finished room from the window seat.
All my crochet has been tucked away in a wooden box I inherited from my Nana
(under the lamp by the fireplace)
As you can see - I'm really into the 'vintage' style.
Almost everything you can see has been inherited, rescued or bought cheaply.
I'm not a very confident person when it comes to styling rooms - but I'm really pleased with how things have come together this time.
I hope that you've enjoyed a little insight into the things that have been keeping me from blogging recently!