come on in; the living room.

This post features prints gifted from Poster Store.

The living room of this flat is my favourite room so far because it is pretty much finished and I instantly find it soothing when I step in there. It is everything from my Pinterest board pulled out into the real world and I’m so happy with how it all comes together and looks how I envisioned it. 

I wanted to share a few snaps of what it is looking back now so I can keep documenting this little interiors journey for the future. 

The room itself is super bright thanks to the massive windows, high ceilings and white walls. I’ve always loved floorboards so I’m thrilled the ones throughout this flat are in great condition. The frosted glass panels mean the room cannot be seen from street level which is so beneficial in a ground floor apartment. We’re also not short of storage space thanks to the bookcase cupboard hidden behind a door and huge cupboard which has a whole host of things in it. 

sitting comfortably.

Whilst the sofas are not what I would have chosen myself, they are incredibly comfortable so I’m in no rush to replace (also cannot afford). The coffee table is also temporary and I am on the hunt for another but have held off buying anything big for the flat in October after a spenny few months. The rug however is one of my most prized possessions. I have wanted the La Redoute rug ever since it started doing the rounds on Instagram and finally, she’s mine. I went for the biggest size as this is spacious living room and got it for 40% off in one of La Redoute’s site wide sales.

The rug, I think, has made all the difference to the warmth of this room. It is such good quality and super cosy underfoot, making it feel like a stylish carpet as opposed to thin rug we have in the hallway which was less than £20 from Ikea. The small metal side table is from Ikea and was about £15, it’s cute but lacks a couple of plants around it which I’ll be doing in due course. On the walls we have some fairy lights around the door (super old B&M Bargains) and my moon banner from Urban Outfitters.

the wall for instagram.

I’m joking, but thanks to the togetherness of this wall, it is the one to feature so far on my Instagram grid and regularly on my stories, mostly of my plants. I got the trunk on eBay for about £30, it was one of the first things I bought after moving. The bin is from Ikea, the big plant a Christmas gift from my mum and accessorised with some candles, my gold pineapple and a faux plant. The only faux plant!

The fireplace is one of the most beautiful original features of the flat. I’m not a fan of the gas fire nor the off-white tiles but the black stone fireplace is stunning. All the prints hanging on this wall are from Poster Store (Poster Store, beach waves, Fight Like A Girl and the giraffe) and the small one on the mantlepiece is a framed birthday card. The Yankee candle wax melt is a birthday gift, the plants are a mix of supermarkets and Ikea and I have an old Prosecco bottle with corked fairy lights in.

My big rubber plant which I got from Lidl for £4.99 a couple of years ago is doing really well since the move but the spider plant is glowing. She has grown so much and I’m a bit concerned about where to place her once she starts to trail as spider plants do. The bottles with candles in them are a collection of bottles I’ve kept from my 18th/21st and the candles are Tiger, I bought them to match the pink pots on the mantlepiece.

The small step, which I plan on painting yellow once I get the yellow wingback chair from Ikea, has moved from a bedside table in my old flat to a cute side table in this flat. The lamp, which is a bit squint, is old from TK Maxx and the plant, who always looks like she is dying, was a gift from my mum. The little cacti are Ikea and the opera glasses I got for £1 in The Old Dairy at Ford, Northumberland. I think they’re cute but everyone who has dropped by so far has commented on them. Framing postcards is such an affordable way to make cute wall art so I popped by Grand Canyon postcard which probably cost a dollar at most in a Tiger frame and slung it up here.

Owning one of these big palms from Ikea has been a dream of mine for a long time and now she’s here. The Aloe Vera is also from Ikea and is sitting on a whicker table of sorts I got from a Shelter on the south side with some Primark fairy lights wrapped around it. The Creative Process print above is it also Poster Store.

eating + drinking.

Another interior dream of mine was to own a bar cart. This one is from Amazon and was the first piece of flat pack furniture I’ve built without incident. The botanical print on top is from Poster Store and the gold tray I got from H&M with some old perfume bottles (can’t bring myself to throw them out) and candles from Tiger and TK Maxx. 

I’ve popped some coffee table books with a plant on top and a small pineapple trinket dish from Tiger. The big plant is another Lidl offering, this time £11.99 and something they did quite recently, and the little rubber plant is from Ikea. 

The rug under the table is from Wayfair and it was never supposed to end up under here. I initially bought it for my bedroom but it was too small (of course it fucking was, why am I so bad with sizes). It looks super cute and brings this whole area together.

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