This Autumn we have decided to focus on reviving our living room. I say reviving as it’s one of our most used rooms. The time has come to breathe new life into it! Living in the country, many styles I like in design magazines don’t really work. We’re lucky that the room is large, with a central wood burner. We’ve recently redecorated to make the walls cream to enhance day light in the room. So, we have a nice bare room to start with. I’m looking to introduce Oak furniture and keep it as loyal to a country home as possible.
1. Choosing a theme
Choosing a theme when redecorating a room really helps. Rather ending up with a variety of things you “like” it helps focus you. Making purchases and choices on colours schemes easier to handle! I am trying to stick to a traditional ‘English countryside’ feel to our redecorating project. Though I don’t want a floral curtain in sight! Instead I’m opting for earthy tones, and cushions made by upcycling tweed I find in charity shops! Though there is a great variety of tweed style cushions for sale if you’re not keen on sewing. I will be updating our hearth rug, replacing it with one which has more rustic tones.
2. Oak Furniture
I love Oak Furniture as it always seems to age well and doesn’t seem to ever look “dated”. Oak furniture is great to work with as it can be styled in many ways. It is fabulous for a English country theme, but works well with more modern looks too. I’ve been looking at furniture at Quercus Furniture, they have a great selection of Oak furniture styles for every room. Like many families, the television is a central focus point of our living room. Investing in a stylish tv cabinet is really worth while, and I’ve got my eyes on the Rustic Oak TV unit.
3. Select a Feature for your room.
Selecting a feature for your living room really helps to when you come to add accessories. Our feature is the wood burner, so I am focusing on what I can place around the mantelpiece. Other great options for a feature item could be an exotic rug, piece of artwork or a magnificent coffee table. I love walking into a room and seeing a fabulous coffee table centrally placed, and inviting me to sit by it with my coffee. The Quercus Rustic Range Open coffee table is ideal for a family coffee table. It is easy to imagine placing a couple of large glass jar candles on the table, perhaps with a copy of a country style magazine. I also recommend investing in some slate coasters to protect the table from cup stains, and they look marvellous too.
Disclaimer: Collaborative Post in conjunction with Quercus Living.