We have lived in our house for nearly eight years and for the first four it was a wreck, then we lived in it for a couple of years before extending. We have it up for sale but without any luck so I think we now need to make it work for us.
The house is a bungalow in the country and as such we have furnished it with lots of old or made to measure furniture. In order to keep it from looking really twee we have kept the decoration modern and without many ornaments etc.
I love the bedrooms, the kitchen and the main bathroom but need help in the living room and the shower room.
The shower room is too empty, we have no storage and I have no idea what will work in here, it is probably the most modern room in the house and has overtaken the main bathroom as being the one we use most. I am fed up with everything being on the window sill and would love some ideas.
excuse the mess on the floor these were taken before we moved back in after the work was done!
The living room is a large room and we put huge patio doors and side windows in which I often regret. They let in lots of light but restrict what we can do with the room. We have a multi fuel burner and a huge brown leather sofa with a coffee table at one end. A large farmhouse style table and chairs in the middle. In order to break up the room we added a platform in and carpeted it and use this as the area for watching TV. I think we are going to add a brown leather chair to the platform but haven’t collected it from my mums yet! On the platform or ‘stage’ as it is called we have a large beanbag, a child’s rocking chair a cuddle chair and a small table.
We have wooden blinds on the two windows and striped fake curtains which plain cream working ones on the patio doors.
We have nowhere to display things in here and have no shelves, sideboards or anything similar. It has worked up to now but I really want somewhere to put candlesticks, framed pictures etc and somewhere to hide everyday things!
I have no idea what I am looking for and would love some ideas, I have joined Pininterest and will be pinning anything that looks suitable. The companies we used to make our furniture are no longer in business so that isn’t an option. I would love some ideas if anyone has any?
all photos are old as we don’t have a playpen any longer etc and are just there as an idea of what I am talking about