Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Creating our perfect lounge

We've lived for the last three years without curtains in our lounge. Accepting the two neutral roller blinds.
This was predominately due to the colour of our carpet (a light green) and a feature wall- which the previous owner had matched the wallpaper with their curtains and roller blind- and then took the curtains and roller bind with them.
We have lived in fear of where to start.

Over the Easter weekend we put down a wooden floor.
And now there's a feeling that we have a blank canvas again.

So, our lounge.
Whilst Mr J was attracted to our garden when we bought our home.
I loved the dual aspect windows in the lounge.
I love that we look out over a nature reserve and beyond to the sea.

I would love to first welcome our garden in with curtains and blinds reflecting bringing the outside in.
And complementing with cushions,  reflecting our further reach and our first home:
I love the idea of lifting our lounge and its wooden floor with the colours of the sea, and I love this very obvious Anthropologie link- which the children will love, and brings the curtains and cushions together.
I love the idea of keeping a feature wall, but making it about me and him with this wallpaper:
Our walls have pictures we have collected from our travels, which I would rehome, in favour of updated personal touches.
From our The Day That capture of our wedding day:
To creating family art.
Like this idea on Etsy:
In terms of furniture, I do love our sofa and units, but if I could...
I have always wanted my Carrie Bradshaw chair, for snuggling up with a good book (or to blog!).
And I love an armchair plus, Sex and the City meets my family, perfect for me, and perfect for a cwtch and a story with the little people.
And then, add a bookcase (with toy storage) next to it
And have a corner sofa for family nights
With a tv unit for movies
And if I completely had my way, I would love to begin our fireplace from scratch (not least because our temporary kitten lived behind our fireplace and destroyed the back piece.
And one thing I do miss from our home in Yorkshire was our stove, so if I could... we'd have it back:
And yes, this, this would be my ideal lounge.
A perfect place for the family, a perfect place for us, a perfect place for me.

Disclosure: This post is inspired by Little Stuff's Dream Room Competition.
Good to be Home Dream Room Competition

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