Monday 25 April 2016

Our lounge update plans

In less than two weeks, we're taking a sledgehammer to our ancient, hideous fireplace and it's something we can't wait to see the back of. It's been here for decades, no doubt, and the old gas fire and stone surround is being taken out and off to the tip, giving us a chance to rethink the layout.

We're going to paint the wall in question a bright yellow shade (Bumble Bee to be precise) then position the large Kallax unit in the centre, with the smaller two Kallax units either side. This will create one wall for all our entertainment and storage and the effect of two alcoves to work with.

At some point, we may also be able to get another small sofa or armchair, but otherwise the room will be opened up and have a fresh new look.

So, I've been thinking about adding some new finishing touches to again make the room feel fresh and to reflect our tastes.

Here's what's on my list...

Alphabet LED lights, Next, £18 each
Clipboards, Amazon
Ringblomma blinds, Ikea, from £13 each (these are going up in the lounge, bedroom and dining room)
Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost print, Etsy
Tezz Limestone gloss wall lights, B&Q, £18 eachRoald Dahl quote print, Etsy
Cloud mini moodlight (so cute!), Bea and the Boy, £9
Mini teevee, Bea and the Boy, £34

With the wall unit moving position, it will leave one wall with nothing next to it or hanging up so having seen a few things on Instagram and Pinterest, I've come up with a creative solution. I'm going to create a collage of wooden clipboards hanging on the wall, with a mix of favourite quotes and photos clipped on. To tie in with the tone of the carnival light letters and the armchair we have, I'm going to also add some copper washi tape trim to the bottom of the boards for a quick customised look. I think this is going to look really cool - but I haven't yet decided on whether to have these as an ordered collected of same-sized boards or a more eclectic arrangement.

I'll be sure to share with you photos on Instagram in progress, then a post after the makeover is complete, so you can see the difference before and after.



  1. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it, you must be so excited to be changing it. I really love the clipboards for artwork, so easy to change things around to suit your mood or the season. That little cloud light is super cute!! #HomeEtc

  2. lovely selections - and look forward to the reveal. Clipboards are such a fab idea too #homeetc

  3. Aaah what a lovely selection of finds!!! We've just got some very similar wall lights from Laura Ashley funnily enough :) Great minds! :)

    I can't WAIT to see it all when you're done!! Please come and link up with us again when you've finished your transformation! :) Thanks so much for linking up with us! Caro x #HomeEtc

  4. How exciting and cannot wait to see what you do! Thanks for sharing & linking up! Love Jess xx



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