Our living room is very ordinary and actually feels slightly old fashioned to me what with our brown sort of colour scheme. It was the first room we stripped out and redecorated before we moved in and we wanted to get it done as soon as possible so that we could move in and enjoy our new home.
Everything like paint and carpets were brought within the week, If I remember rightly this carpet was an off cut. So not a great deal of thought went into it decorative wise. But I know its easy to make it a bit more modern and bright (which I do plan on doing at some point). I would love to get a rug and some cushions to bring a bit of colour into the room. (colour scheme ideas welcomed) Despite the story behind our very ordinary living room I still love it so much and it is the heart of our home.
It’s where me and Daniel snuggle up at the end of a long day once the children are asleep, normally to watch a current series or a nice film, or get the secret stash of treats out. Its where we sit together and watch a family film with the children. Its where we will sometimes enjoy a family takeaway, those nights are always my favourite as I don’t have to cook. It is somewhere that will be filled with board games and the children’s toys. Its a very versatile room with lots going on throughout the day, and the evening. There are certainly lots of family memories that we have made here in the last two years.
Now that it is autumn I thought it would be great to start thinking about getting our living room ready for the colder months ahead of us. Especially so as we have a new little arrival joining our family in December. I am definitely nesting and you will mostly find me pottering around the house tidying and sorting cupboards and rooms here and there. I can’t seem to get enough of cleaning everything.
There are a few things I like to make sure I have in my living room over the colder months and I thought I would put together some of the items that are essential to me. Here are a few things I picked out from Wayfair.
In the living room I love to have candles, I actually love to have candles all over my house it is something I look so forward to in the winter, there is nothing like a dark room and a lit candle.
As we spend a lot of our time in the living room I like to always have a candle in here. I think it makes it extra cosy.
We are very lucky to have a fireplace in the living room which warms up the whole room and our house during the winter months. We put it in before we even moved in and it was thanks to my father in law for building the structure around the stove. I am so glad we put the fireplace in because we really do love it so much, it makes such a difference in the winter and I have very fond memories over the last two years of sitting here in the living room and enjoying the warmth with our cats, the children and our family and friends.
Although even without a fire place candles do such a great job at creating a cosy atmosphere during the winter months.
What do you like to make sure you have in your living room over the winter months to make it feel extra cosy?