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Thursday, 12 December 2013

Home Sweet Home: Finishing the Living Room

Since we moved into Autumn Cottage a year ago it has been a work in progress. When we bought it, it had been empty for months and it needed stripping back to the brickwork before being re-wired, re-plumbed and re-plastered. It has taken a LONG TIME and we still haven't finished entirely.

But slowly and surely we have been decorating each room; putting our stamp on them and turning this house into our very own home. My favourite room is definitely the sitting room - and this looks set to be the next room to be ticked off our list as 'finished' too which will be amazing!


Ta dah!

I wanted this room to have a country country cottage feel, so my clever husband built shelves and cupboards into the alcoves either side of the fireplace, which I then covered with vintage style cotton curtains, and we bought ourselves a wood burner with our wedding money too. All in all it's super cosy and I'm really proud of what we have achieved.

The final touches are being made at the moment and that really is the fun part. I've been busy sourcing the perfect soft furnishings and homewares; those finishing touches that really make the room! A new lampshade, some cushions, some new photo frames (we have wedding photos to put up after all!). There are lots of housey things on my Christmas list this year! But there's one thing this room is still lacking, and that's a rug.

We opted for wooden floors in this room as our front door opens straight into it and, living in the country, we didn't fancy the idea of bringing muddy pram wheels onto carpet regularly. At least with wood it can be swept and mopped easily and can't be stained. But this is the first time I haven't had carpet in a living room and I have to admit it makes the room feel a bit chilly. It's nice to have something soft to stand on when you get up from the sofa in the winter and your feet are bare!

So I've been browsing the internet. I think it's pretty obvious that I'm a fan of traditional rugs; something old fashioned to complement the style of the room. Saying that, I love modern, neutral colours - and the sage green that I chose for the curtains is a particular favourite of mine.


I'm a big fan of this grey grid rug. It's actually classed as modern but I deinitely think it has a traditional feel to it.


I also love this chicago green floral rug although I fear the cream background isn't ideal when there are two small people running around and squashing raisins into it.


The mink colour of this balmoral rug would be much more practical in a family home and it's luxurious and shaggy too so would feel lovely underfoot.

Now I just need to make up my mind about which one to get and write my letter to Father Christmas! Can you believe there's less than two weeks to go?! xoxo



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  1. This makes me want to use our living room more- we've hardly been in there since our kitchen/ diner/ snug has been {95%} finished! We love our log burner- Mr 29 pilthers for wood all year round! I NEED a rug too, wooden floors are chilly!

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