Corners Of My Home // Living Room Inspiration

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.

Sabina explains

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.

A Feng Shui wall with Louise Braithwaite prints, find out more at Innocent Charms Chats

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.

Clock Gallery Wall featured over at Innocent Charms Chats

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.

Loft Style Yellow Clock

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…

A corner of Katy from modern Mummy's home, showing off a homely gallery wall featuring a printers tray full of memories.

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.
Cozy Corners

My fellow Pinty Pluser Hannah from What Hannah Did Next recently made over this gorgeous little nest of tables, you can see how on her blog.

Beautiful Living Room with grey and mustard theme from Innocent Charms Chats

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.

Exposed brick Living Room Corner inspiration, see more at Innocent Charms Chats

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….

About Innocent Charms Chats

Kara Janelle, Plus Size Blogging Mama. Vintage Lover, Interiors Obsessed, Chair Crazed, Collector of Much remembering to Smile as it is the 2nd best thing you can do with your mouth.

  • Love this post and everyone’s corners. My Mum has your yellow loft clock too, it’s gorgeous. That’s her favourite colour.

    I am totally in love with Ruth’s knitting nook, exposed brickwork looks really warm and inviting and that lamp is beautiful.

    Katy’s rmbringa back happy memories of my Grandma’s house, I too love knickers knocks. They all have a meaning.

    I was checking out Hannah’s painting last night, she has done an amazing job and like you say, her lounge looks so light and airy.

    I am already looking to see where I can share next time…

    • Thanks for joining in. I really appreciate it.
      I agree so many beautiful places shared xx

  • Carolynne @ Mummy Endeavours

    Oh I absolutely loved reading this post Kara…. I thought all the bloggers ‘corners’ were equally gorgeous, but totally fascinated by the picture wall in Sabina’s home. I will hopefully join in one day when our house renovation is nearer completion, it’s driving me crazy! x

    • Thanks. I have to agree Sabina’s feng shui wall really interested me too.
      I am sure there are some beautiful corners in your home xx

  • I love them all and they all fit so well with their owner’s personalities too.
    Fascinated by the idea of Sabina’s Feng Shui wall and the places in the prints.
    LOVE your clocks although I think my favourite is the really plain black square one. xx

  • Loving all those clocks! I can’t wait to join in with this again once we’ve moved and settled in! xx