Pins I am loving this week, colourful living rooms.

I love pinterest. I could spend hours browsing it, I’ll go in with good intentions for finding a DIY or a recipe and end up wanting to re-decorate my entire house because of some pins I came across..it’s addictive.  As I may have mentioned I have been in full blown nesting mode recently, but not with cleaning. I  sure that will come later. I have been up cycling, DIY-ing and re-arranging my house to get it to my liking. At the end of this all, if I am happy with it I might even give you guys a house tour..but at the moment I have some fun DIY’s and up cycled projects coming up over the next couple of weeks..just to prove to you I am not just puking and eating cake.

The main room thats annoying me is the living room. As I mentioned in this post here it’s a weird shape and I have a massive array of mix-matced furniture. So to help me get my head around trying to bring it all together in a layout I like. I have some pins..obviously…to inspire..

 

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Firstly the more and more I browse pinterest the more and more I wish we owned our home. The freedom you could get to decorate! But I love our little house, and I am constantly looking at renters fix. So I must plod on. Anyway. I love the different textures in this room. Metal, wood, wool, pattern, colour. I do wonder if when it comes to trying to bring a room together, just filling it with things you like and a few colour options works? My problem is we have lots of different pieces of furniture, or different woods of different eras…tricky to try and make them work….but I’m working on it. This is from Design Sponge. I also love the plants and neon colours in this room..

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I have spent a good chunk of the last 5 weeks sourcing frames, and fun art works from Etsy for the nursery. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money as more essential items are going to cost us the earth anyway. But I find Etsy is great for getting little unique pieces. Even postcards, or mini zines look great in frames. I will also be making some of my own pieces and using old photographs and drawings from family and friends..Let the little one know just how loved he or she will be. Anyway I’m babbling. I love the mix of patterns in the cushions and the mixed frame styles. Plus is anyone else kind of in love with that lampshade? This is from My Scandinavian Home.

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Those curtains.. yes please!! I tried to take a lot from this image as the different pieces of furniture all fit together beautifully even though there’s a mix of wood grains, metals and rug shapes it all works. But having the bright pink in the curtains, pillows, twigs and accessories brings this room together…Maybe I need a colour.. This is from Spearmint Decor.

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There’s a lot going on in this room with metallics, floral, typography and a mixture of artworks. But it’s working. Seriously how do these people do it..my house just ends up looking like a bric-a-brac sale. Things crammed into every available space. This is from Bliss At Home.

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Ok so this is Bri Emery’s living room from design Love fest. And this is probably my dream room. The giant rug, the mini jungle, the accent sofa with different pieces. And what’s that you say? yeah it all goes perfectly together. This is thanks to Emily Henderson who’s interior design talents brought this amazing room to be. This is from Blog Etsy where it shows you how to get the look.

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Loving this gallery wall. the electric blue is brave but this room is rocking it.. man I wish I could paint my walls…don’t know if I would go for electric blue but you know…i’d like the option. This is from esdesign. 

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Lot’s of different textures in this room. I think I need more cushions…cushions seem to be a prominent feature (not forgetting the gallery walls). But yeah..cushions… This is from  Sarah M. Dorsey Designs.

 

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So after interning in a gallery, and doing a few exhibits of which curating a couple, I love a good gallery wall. This post from A Beautiful Mess shows you how to style a corner gallery wall, and it’s super informative so take a look. I have plans for a couple of gallery walls in my house. With art and photos spotted all about. Art doesn’t have to be expensive. As much as I wish I had lots of original pieces it isn’t feasible for the majority. But places like Etsy and Artfinder you can get small originals for an amazing price, plus look into hiring students to do commissions, you might find a hidden talent of a gem by doing that. But photographs are loved ones, drawings by family and friends are all artworks..it’s just about finding that right spot for them!

 

I hope you all had a good weekend, I enjoyed spending my Sunday indoors as it was a bit drizzly watching the London Marathon on tv. So a big congrats to everyone who participated, I was worn out just watching them all, it really is super impressive!!

ta for now!

 

 



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