Apologies Corners of my Home went quiet last month, life was just not too great here.
But this month we are back with a BANG. Not only will you see a couple of corners from my Living Room but a few other awesome bloggers wanted to inspire you too.
There is no denying the Kitchen is the heart of the home if I had my way my reception area would be large, open plan and family friendly.
But if you are honest I am sure we all spend as much time in our Living Room.
Whether single, married or a family a Living Room is where you come to enjoy cuddles on the sofa, a spot of TV, read a book, play together and be a family no matter your makeup.
It’s a room which holds so many uses for so many people but this does not mean it can not be stylish whilst doing it, so here is some inspiration in some gorgeous corners…
On The Wall
Sabina from Mummy Matters is into Feng Shui, something I would love to learn more about.
This is my ‘Helpful Friends’ wall in my lounge. According to the ba gua map our lounge is in our relationships sector and at the time that we had our house assessed by a Feng Shui consultant, we felt quite isolated. We didn’t have anyone other than our immediate family who we could turn to for help and had no social life at all. The relationship sector is also linked to the number 6 so we have 6 images of groups of people having fun together. Since putting these images up in the lounge we have developed a really lovely support network around us and have had old friends get in touch too so our social life has grown.
Isn’t this amazing, to think a corner of your home could achieve this. The prints are all Louise Braithwaite and Sabina shared with me they are all of the places important to them as a family. At Christmas, she even replaces them with Christmas prints from Louise Braithwaite to make the home more festive.
Continuing with wall inspiration I to love art but it is not something we as of yet have a lot of in our Living Room, but we do have our clock wall. I shared it back in January 2016 in its infancy. A couple of clocks have moved on (cheap clocks don’t last) but some beautiful ones have come in their place.
The yellow loft style clock is my favourite, it is from M & S and is a steel for its size. I want more architectural style clocks to fill the space as I think it adds something more than just the standard clock faces.
Everyone that comes into the room has mixed opinions, but all agree they have never seen something quite like it before and that it really gives a focal point to the room.
I must say that along with my clock wall my home is cluttered, I love seeing homes that are minimalist but that is just not me.
Don’t be worried though, it does not have to look like clutter, Katy from Modern Mummy shows just how to make a full wall like a huge gallery you never want to leave…
I have gallery walls all over my house but this one is my favourite. Every single thing you can see in this photo has a story behind it and means something to me – from the painted heart-shaped stone on the printers tray that we found on a beach in south Wales (and painted ourselves), to the framed sepia photograph of our house on the wall, which was taken in 1900! I’ll never be a minimalist, I love having little trinkets and knick knacks all over the house – I think it makes it look, and feel, homely.
I particularly love this little area I have recently made in my lounge. We’re lucky that it’s a bright and airy room where the light just floods in from the French doors. I can sit here on the edge of the sofa with my feet up, grab a cuppa and something to read while keeping half an eye on the kids playing outside.
I yearn to have a lovely light room like this that looks out to the garden and Ruth from Rock ‘N’ Roller Baby also looks out to her garden from this incredible Industrial style exposed brick corner which is just perfection.
I love the exposed brickwork which on one wall is natural and the other painted with a Farrow and Ball grey (of some strange name). And here I sit in my striped chair from Next, when I have the time, knitting under the light of our old reclaimed theatre spot light. Jonny bought the light from an on-line antique dealer after we had seen a much less expensive and new version in Next while buying the sofas but decided the older ones were much more attractive. I’m rather fond of this little knitting nook and opposite are bifold doors out onto the garden so it is light and bright in the day time and sits as perfectly with a summer day as it does on a cold winter evening under that lamp.
I to have a corner in my Living Room with a chair where I read or craft of an evening. Our space doesn’t allow for my large freestanding lamp to be there but I do think having low light for a corner like these is crucial.
I think every home needs a little armchair, cuddly throw and comfy cushions to enjoy. It doesn’t have to cost the earth, my chair was under £200 from Marisota.
Did we inspire you ? So many different corners all showing how the Living Room can not only be homely but stylish no matter your sense of style. Which corner took your fancy ? or do you have one to inspire us ? Then link up below….