The living room (so far) in our new build home

When we moved into our new home the living room, like most brand new homes, was just a white box with grey carpet. The perfect blank canvas, but also rather daunting! Happily we discovered that all our living room furniture from our previous house all fitted in and worked well. We’ve been in this house for about three months now and have added a few new items to our living room and we’re also planning on a new tv unit, built in shelves and art work on the walls, but here’s what it looks like so far.

yellow arm chair, Scandinavian homeware

yellow armchair

As you can see, similarly to our old house, we’ve gone for a yellow, grey and blush pink colour theme, with copper accessories. We picked up the armchair on an IKEA trip and I’m so very pleased with it. With all our furniture and the carper being grey it injects some warmth and colour into the room. I love having a laid back Scandinavian vibe in our home and I think this room reflects that well.

We were sent a gorgeous copper wire ceiling light from the Artisan Lighting Company and I think it fits the room beautifully. I just need to get a better bulb that’s a little more aesthetically pleasing!

Our Zinc sofa from the French Connection for DFS collection is still going strong, though the cushions no longer have that fresh new look. I guess that’s real life and having children for you!

Copper wire light shade

I really enjoying spending time in this room, whether it’s watching TV in the evenings, reading a book curled on the armchair or chatting with friends over coffee. I try and keep it as toy free as possible and the children aren’t allowed to eat in here. I guess I’m trying to keep it as a little sanctuary of calm!

As I mentioned earlier I’m on the look out for a TV unit for the room to finish it off. We’re getting built in bookshelves for that end of the room too and I can’t wait to unpack all the boxes of books that are cluttering up the office! I’m torn between scouring ebay and auctions for a G-Plan style sideboard or going for something new and more contemporary. 



I like both of these but I’m still tempted to go G Plan, and Hello Retro have some gorgeous pieces.

What do you think?

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(Thank you to the Artisan Lighting Company for sending me this copper light. All view are my own. This post also contains affiliate links)

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  • Debbie | An Organised Mess - August 10, 2017 reply

    I do love your armchair! I have the grey version on my birthday wishlist. I’d love the colour pop of the yellow- but it really wouldn’t work. And whilst I love the tv stand, I think I’d end up shopping on Hello Retro too. Good luck deciding! xx

  • John - August 11, 2017 reply

    I love to decorate the living room. I live in small apartment. Decorating small homes isn’t a big deal but the space planning is daunting. You don’t get to plan much and you always miss out a lot of things while focusing more on decoration.

  • Kara - August 11, 2017 reply

    Love love love. This colour scheme and your home makes me so happy. That mustard chair just finishes the room so well.

    Both could work but I think I will always side with some good quality retro. Well my home is full of it so that’s why.

    Most of my pieces come from eBay. I just search and search xx

  • Chantal - Capturing These Days - August 11, 2017 reply

    Oh it looks amazing!! We’ve got the same sofa as you, and I really want to get an armchair to go with it, but not the matching one – I just love the IKEA one you’ve gone for! xx

  • Keira @ Dekko Bird - August 12, 2017 reply

    I love the use of the soft pink along with the grey and yellow – I have similar colours in our lounge. I love the unit – it’ll fit really well with the midcentury vibe you have x #HomeEtc

  • Lins @ Boo & Maddie - August 12, 2017 reply

    Ooh I saw this copper lightshade on your stories and loved it!! Your living room already looks so welcoming and I love that armchair! Thank you for linking up to #HomeEtc X

  • Karen - August 14, 2017 reply

    I love that copper coloured wire light fitting, I wonder if they do them in different sizes, I am deffo going to order the large , looks cool

  • Elena - August 15, 2017 reply

    That Ikea armchair is so nice, it really brings a lovely colour to the room. Do I also spy an Oliver Bonas little tablelamp?

  • Chloe: Picture Taker Memory Maker - August 17, 2017 reply

    Our lounge has always been just grey and black and white but I’ve been wanting to add a little bit of yellow here and there – good to know that it works as your room looks lovely! And I want blush pink in our bedroom (it’s currently just grey and white in there too!)

  • Pamela | Life With Munchers - August 17, 2017 reply

    I love this Morgana! I know whatever tv bench you pick will look amazing! I’ve always loved that sofa and still do xx

  • Not A Frumpy Mum - August 19, 2017 reply

    I love your yellow chair and the pink table is just gorgeous. I can’t wait to redecorate our house next year after the extension, I’m so ready for a change! x

  • Janine Dolan - August 23, 2017 reply

    I love the yellow contrast you created. Our living space is a teal themed room but I am not finished. #bloggershomes

  • Jenny - August 25, 2017 reply

    Oh babes it’s such a stunning place. You have decorated it truly amazing. Love the pops of yellow my fave as you know. I love the modern vibe. That first tv unit is just stunning and perfect for the space and I think it goes with the rest of the decor so beautifully even matches your master bedroom too. Can’t wait to visit soon and catch up over coffee and amazing decor surrounding us. See you soon. #wrc

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