We’re finally just in the process of updating our living room. This has been rather a long time in coming as we bought the house about three years ago now, but with a bit of a lack in funds, it’s taken us rather a while to get round to it!
Our priority was to change the carpet.
The old one was a kind of faded burnt orange colour which eventually, and not through lack of cleaning efforts, was just riddled with stains from spillages and generally grubby children!
Our new carpet is a darkish slate grey which has a silvery element to it, which we chose on purpose by matching samples to the current stains on the carpet and selecting the one that best matched!
Ok – so the method was a little unorthodox, but it’s worked, and the carpet is fabulous and is also supposedly bleach-able! Which is just wonderful with a house of clumsy kids and sticky fingers!
Now for the rest of the living room though.
We have already picked a pair of NEXT Home sofas, and we are having some white wide slatted blinds fitted into the bay window because, being south facing, the light just streams through the living room throughout the day, and whilst this is lovely and warming, it can be quite blinding, so rather than just pulling the curtains, it will be nice to just tilt some blinds slightly so we don’t have to live in permanent darkness!!
And then to the other elements of the room.
I am very into grey at the moment – so much so that my house is very seriously in danger of becoming one big grey canvas!
So what I plan is to have a base colour palate of greys, whites and blacks (yes – probably throughout the house) and to just accessorise with hints, bursts and pops of colour here and there, which will be easy to update as my mood changes!
Although we’re going to have the blinds in the windows, I am still keen to have some dress curtains down each side of the window. Don’t ask why, I just find the look a little cosier, and with me loving modern/contemporary design and my husband keen on the more traditional and homely, this is the compromise.
I’ll let you know how we got on once its finished! And more about the colour elements next time!!!
But in the mean time – here are some of the styles I’m rather loving for my NEXT Home : Grey Living room inspiration in grey.
(All items shown above are listed below)
Natural Glitter Wide Stripe Wallpaper
Plush Chenille Zig Zag Curtains
Stamford Sofa in Belgian Soft Twill Mid Silver
Brooklyn ‘Modern Living’ Furniture: Coffee Table, Side Table & Sideboard
Extra Large Textured Ceramic Vase
Mercury Glass Candlesticks (set of two)
Cushions (L- R)
Embellished Shimmer Panel Cushion
When In Doubt Add Glitter Cushion
Do you have any photos of your finished living room?
Would love to see – these items are gorgeous
I love Next Home stuff! We are working on our bedroom at the mo and white and grey is our theme too. I’ve already bought 2 duvet sets and I love them! You’ve picked some really lovely things, I particularly like those curtains! Alex x #SundayStars
Thank so much for your comment. Yes – Grey is so fab and versatile isn’t it. Yes I am in love with those curtains the most out of all the items too – I must remember to buy them!! Steph xxxx
Lovely! I do like greys but can’t contemplate doing anything nice like this until the girls are beyond the age when they will wreck everything! Thanks for linking up #SundayStars
im loving grey at mo as well. I’ve managed to confine it to downstairs for the time being. Can’t wait to see the end result #sundaystars
It will spread! You just wait and see!! Hahaha! Steph xxxx
I am so obsessed with Next! They have beautiful things for home and Alfie! #sundaystars
I know – I could seriously buy EVERYTHING in that store!! Though I’d be broke by the end of it! Hehehe, Steph xxx
Looking forward to seeing the final outcome! I love grey, I actually decorated little A’s nursery in grey and accentuated with blue.
I’m rather looking forward to seeing the final outcome too – it’s taking forever!!! Hahaha. Grey is fab isn’t it – can accent it with anything – blue sounds lovely!! Thank you so much for your comment Steph xxx
Everyone seems to be loving grey at the moment, I am not sure Mr F would let me buy all new things but I do love it!
love this I’m in to grey at the mo for the lounge with hints of gold and pink! x
LOVE! I too am loving grey, it’s so on trend! I am also a massive NEXT fan. Lovely items here, especially love the curtains 🙂 xxx
I love this Steph, I too am loving Grey at the moment x
ooh lovely picks! Make me want to redecorate NOW!
Thx honey- though it’s taking us longer than I’d have liked – I really want my sofas NOW!! Hahaha xxxx
wow, some lovely items there hun. I especially love the side table. Lush. I love next home items. Xxx