New Home Ideas - Living Room

by - October 17, 2015

In less than three week's time, Our Cherry Tree will be planted in a new location. We would have said goodbye to our lovely two-bed terrace and taken up tenancy in a three-bed home in another part of town.

Yes, I'm nervous. Yes, I'm a bit stressed. But. I'm also faithful. Without going into a long story, we thought we'd have to move to another county once we had two children, instead, we have been provided for here in High Wycombe, first with Matt's job, then with a new affordable home and now with a job offer for me that works around childcare. For what purpose, I don't know, but I know that this is the start of a new chapter.


And so, a new home. A blank canvas for the family Kirsch to make their own. It is a rental and so don't expect my design inspiration to join the ranks of 'Perfect Home' magazine, but it's a lovely space, a lovely family space and I'm very much looking forward to making it our space.


So, where do I turn first? One word. Pinterest. I'm more than just a little in love with Pinterest. It's so simple and yet so inspiring. And, without further ado, here are my plans for our new living room.


The fireplace and alcoves make me think this room is begging to be a warm and cosy TV room. It's not a huge space, and so our little IKEA Klippan sofa is likely to be more than enough, although I'd love to fit in an armchair of some sort and maybe a coffee table.

Textiles from H&M, Bottom left from George at ASDA
I like a palette of greys and neutrals, but am also drawn to pops of metallics in contrast with natural textures. I have tons of books, so am planing on putting my bookcases in the alcoves. Leaving me with a dilemma about where to then put the TV... interior design is not my strong point!

Coffee table from Cox&Cox, Storage from H&M, Frame from Oliver Bonas, Prints from Bookishly
We'll be working to a tight budget so we won't be doing an awful lot of shopping but I can't help looking online and have found lots of lovely items from H&M, Oliver Bonas and these prints by Bookishly.

Textiles from H&M, Frames from Anthropologie, Clock from Bonne Nuit
I'm already getting excited about seeing our possessions in their new home. I'll also be sharing my ideas for our kitchen and dining room next week. In the meantime, you can find more of my ideas over on my Pinterest board.


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7 comments

  1. Pinterest is amazingly helpful when it comes at ideas to decorate or even buy/make/order new furniture. I love grey too, it's perfect. Your selection looks lovely and I'm sure the house will look beautiful.

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    1. Thank you! I love all the ideas and inspiration available on Pinterest, I just need a house (and budget) big enough to put it all into practice! x

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  2. Ooh good luck on the big move!! I love grey, we went with grey in our living room too and it looks fab! Thanks for linking up to #SundayStars x

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  3. Popping over from #justanotherlinky =) What a fabulous space and great inspiration! Makes me want to redo my living room! Come share your crafts, DIY's, recipes & up-cycle posts at #2usestuesday (Mon PM to Fri PM) & your latest & greatest Pinterest pins at #Pinbellish (Fri AM to Tues AM) over at Sarah Celebrates if you don't already!

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  4. Ohhh I adore this post. We're re-doing parts of our house soon and the ideas here are so pretty. I love the greys and the coppers. It looks so warm and cosy but stylish at the same time. x

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  5. Loving the ideas and good luck with the move. Thanks for linky up to #justanotherlinky xx

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  6. Your idea's sound great! I love pinterest for inspiration too it's amazing. Hope the move goes well! Thanks for linking up to #sundaystars

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