Lounge room makeover

Aug 12, 2013 | Anoushka's Blog

Hi all, Spring is in the air and I have had some time to think about my own home over the past month. It’s funny how the promise of warmer months and sunshine can make you look at your home in a new light. I feel like it’s time for an interior update, especially in my lounge and dining room. When we moved in we totally renovated the property, new kitchen, bathrooms, flooring, painted throughout and created two feature walls one in the lounge and the other in the master bedroom. Some of the furniture was new but a lot we brought with us from our previous property.  So I’ve decided to update things.

My existing colour scheme is warmer tones such as creams, beige, reds and gold. I have bright red wallpaper on one long wall and red decorative pieces such as vases, candles, cushions and throws. I don’t want to totally remove the red as it’s still one of my favourite colours to decorate with. However I do want to calm the space down a little and I suppose neutralise it to some extent as the red wallpaper creates a strong energy.

I’m in the middle of the designing phase at the moment, but given the time of year I made the most of some sale items by buying a new TV unit, rug, side tables and I’ve had some new cushion covers made. The focus with all of the choices has been on light timbers and a colour palette of blacks, beige and red. I put a design together to see how it would all come together with my original pieces, and I’m still yet to decide on painting my feature wall a dark warm grey or to hang this gorgeous cloth fabric wallpaper – stoney clay. It’s one of my favourites, hand printed, and will be a big departure from the bright red that I currently have.

My lounge room before the makeover. Bright red wallpaper will be toned down.

Red and gold wallpaper feels dated after 5 years.

I still love the pattern on my scatter cushions, these may stay

My new design plan with new TV cabinet, rug, side tables and wallpaper/paint colour

Stay tuned and I will post some images of the finished room in September.

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