Thursday, 25 October 2018

Making Our New Build House A Home - Living Room Decor from Aldi


We have been in our new home for 4 months now and are gradually turning it from a big white box to a family home. Each room has finishing touches in and although there is still a long way to go before it is perfect we have put our stamp on it already.

My favourite room of the house has to be the living room. It is so much more spacious than any we have had in rental houses and the french doors are such a beautiful feature. Our colour scheme in here is grey, pink and blue. 




Our speckled grey carpets were the first thing to go down and the curtains, blind and lamp shades were chosen in varying shades of grey picked out from the carpet colour. We decided to avoid painting most of the rooms while the house settles so my aim was to inject some colour without painting the walls.

We put up some shelves and decorated them with frames in pinks and blues. A frame with postcards in sits in one corner and our beautiful copper lamp in another. We had our old L shaped sofa for a while but recently purchased these gorgeous scandinavian style sofas in grey tweed which I am in love with. Adorned with pastel pink and blue cushions to add further pops of colour they make the room feel so grown up. 



I have an old nest of tables split around the room, I plan to replace these pine ones with more scandi inspired ones in the future but for now they work. On top of these sit some books, trinkets and scented candles. My favourite way to make a room feel cosy is to add these little finishing touches. Lighting is also so important to add warmth, I have done this with twig lights, a glass jar full of fairy lights and lots of fake tealights dotted around the room. I love turning them all on in the evenings while we snuggle up in front of the TV.




Speaking of the TV we got a new TV unit with grey doors, this takes up a lot of space in the room and has huge cupboards in for hiding a multitude of sins including the kids toys which seem to take over the house!

Finally I have added two faux fur rugs nestled under each of the sofas to add some texture along with a couple of throws for curling up under on a cold night. I am so happy with how the room has turned out and it will be complete when I finally decide on some art to go on the internal wall...but that is a whole different blog post! 



We were sent the pink sequin cushion, twig lights and faux fur pink rug from Aldi as part of their Specialbuys. They are all great quality but really reasonably priced and are available in store and online now. 

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