Posted by Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Our Cosy Living Room


When we first bought our home, nearly three years ago we decided that we wanted the back room to be our main living area. Our two previous private rented houses had long living rooms and that was something I wasn't keen on. My Dad's house had a front and a back room downstairs and this house my partner and I live in now has near the same downstairs layout as my Dad's. As the back room is the smallest room we knew we wouldn't be able to fit many things in there. This is why we decided to add some accessories to make it feel homely and a place we could relax during the evenings when the kids are in bed.



Barker and Stonehouse offered us a budget to spend on their accessories and I decided to order some cushions, copper accessories and candle accessories. My partner and I absolutely love candles and lighting them during the evenings, especially if we've had a stressful day. We find them really relaxing and make the room feel calm.

Our living room is quite small but it's just perfect to have a cosy family evening with a film and snacks. Before we moved in, we fitted in a log burner which finished the room nicely. It saves us a lot of money with gas when it's one and it makes the room feel extra cosy. Freddie loves watching the fire in the log burner and the girls love lying near (not too near) it whilst watching TV.

We have a two and a three-seater leather sofa, which one day we want to swap for a fabric. They're really big and there's only two ways we can position the sofas in our living room. I prefer it when the window is bare as I love the natural lighting, especially in the mornings. I like to decorate the window sill with accessories. My partner will buy me flowers on special occasions and he bought me a beautiful bunch on Valentine's Day which as nicely sitting on the window sill with some home accessories.

How can you make a room perfect for relaxing?
- Personalised Photos - Having some wall photos of friends and family can make the room feel cosy 










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31 comments:

  1. I'm loving all the items that you have picked. The pineapple is so me, adore it x

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  2. what a varied room , i also love cosy , im currently going through refurbing the whole house at the moment x

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  3. Some lovely accessories. I find accessories help give a home a personality as well as make it more comfy x

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  4. So cosy, I absolutely love the pineapple. So unique and pretty

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  5. Such fab items! I'm a sucker for accessorises and collect ornaments. Love the heart and pineapple! I'm bad at knowing where to put them as feel wherever i live can look so cluttered x

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  6. I really think it's the little touches that make a home!! I love all my little bits and bobs and yours too. Pineapple is my fav!

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  7. That does look lovely and cosy. I really need that pineapple too. So funky!

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  8. Wow, you have some gorgeous accessories in your living room! Love the tulips too.

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  9. I've just decorated my lounge and have been adding copper bits so these would be fab for me x

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  10. Your living room does sound really cozy. I love a cozy feel a place has x

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  11. You've got some fab accessories love how different the pineapple is

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  12. Love the pineapple ornament and you can't beat photos and smaller personalised items x

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  13. It's so important to have at least one room as cosy and really 'live-able' if you know what I mean? Your lounge looks lovely!

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  14. I love that you decorate with fresh flowers! It adds such a nice and warm feeling to the room.

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  15. Everything you picked is beautiful and it looks like a space that's homey and comfortable. Job well done!

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  16. I love the little nick knacks you have everywhere and the Chevron cushions too x

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  17. I love copper accessories so much, they're so nice!

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  18. I love the accessories you've picked, especially the copper ones as they look so chic :)

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  19. I love the pieces you've picked out! What fab items!

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  20. The pineapple is amazing, we picked out a gold one for our front room the other day!

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  21. I think accessories like these really make a room personal dont they?

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  22. Love that pineapple idea. Fab decor tips here.

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  23. it feels homely even though you're just showing the accessories. also, those pineapples looks so realistic! looks like its just been sprayed painted

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  24. love the big glass jar. I always have candles burning in my house and love to have a big warm blanket over me while watching telly. very cosy

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  25. I absolutely adore the pineapple, I have been looking for one just like it! x

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  26. I love that everyones homes are so different!! We have just bought a tanned coloured leather sofa o replace our fabric one I'm slightly worried it will feel less homely but we will see!!

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  27. We have two brown leather sofas too! It's better for the dog hair to be honest but I love what you have done with the cushions. Make's it so cosy x

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  28. We are just in the process of adding accessories to our house - we spent so much time decorating that we sort of overlooked the trinkets. I love candles too as well as homemade accessories - but now I'm very tempted by a copper pineapple!

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  29. Ooooh, yes to ALL those cushions. Love them. And I'm partial to a bit of copper too.

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  30. I love all things copper so I probably would've chosen that pineapple too!

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  31. What an awesome accessories and I love these all for my living room, Thanks for the ideas.

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