MY TAKE ON THIS GLAM LIVING ROOM... AND ALL FOR UNDER £800!
Top of the mornin' to ya! (Except its 6pm and I'm not sure that saying top of the evenin' is a thing?
In my last post, I revealed the results of your favourite colour/ interior style featured on my instastories... do you remember? Excellent! But as a recap in case you missed it, I threw you 10 gorgeous pantone shades with matching interiors, and asked you wonderful followers of mine to vote for your favourite. I agreed that the interior style & shade with the most votes would be recreated on a purse-friendly budget; and BOOM... started from the (insta) stories now we here.
So, I guess you might want another lil' look at the design with the most votes, right? I got you boo!
Can you just take a minute to scroll back up and really look at this gorgeous shot? This image right here combines glamour and luxury with a variety of neutral tones that really bring the whole space together... can you see why I am excited to give you guys my own spin on how I recreate this room using similar, handpicked products? Speaking of....Let's get to it!
Just so you know, I've linked to all of the products featured here to make it easy for you in case you want to snap anything up. Just click on any of the images to be redirected to the retailers website.
GLAMOROUS LIVING ROOM ON A BUDGET: RECREATING THIS LOOK FOR UNDER £800
1. Taupe 3-seater tufted cotton sofa bed via Maisons du Monde | £346.50
I was speaking to a girlfriend earlier about sofa beds because I visited IKEA yesterday and snapped a stylish modular sofa bed that I would have overlooked if I had done an online search for a sofa and had the opportunity to filter out sofa beds.
It is safe to say that my view of sofa beds is now changing, and as a lover of multi-purpose furniture, I can't believe I hadn't seen it before! This gorgeous taupe sofa bed from Maisons du Monde is super stylish and available in 3 different finishes (and at £346.50 I'd say this is a f*cking bargain!).
2. The Cog Wall Mirror via My-furniture.com | £139.99
How freaking fab is this mirror? I mean, I'm obviously not just saying it because it's hanging in my living room...ha! No really, I'm not.
Statement mirrors are the perfect addition to any space that needs a little pzazz on the walls, and here's a sneak peak of the Cog Mirror in my living room...
3. Large round silver wall clock via Vinterior | £21.95
Absolutely love this wall clock and it's pretty much identical to the one featured in the original design. For £20 this is definitely another BARGAIN!
4. Monaco Mirrored Coffee table via JD Williams | £159.99
I absolutely love mirrored furniture because one piece can transform pretty much any room into a luxury abode. That said, if you're like me and have dogs (who like to push their noses, paws or backside on pretty much anything) then this may not be the best option for you, unless you don't mind the maintenance.
5. Brusali TV bench via IKEA | £50
The thing I love about IKEA furniture is that it's easy to upcycle, and this Brusali TV unit could be lined with a metallic damask wallpaper and possibly even painted dependent on the final finish you'd like to achieve.
6. Krusning Pendant Lamp Shade via IKEA | £7
7. Glass Silver Candlestick via Shabby Store | £9 (reduced from £15)
Look at this glitter stemmed cutie! I really like this and may actually purchase a few once I've bought my new TV unit. Also a great addition to any room; I can totally imagine it in the bathroom... did someone say candlelit bubble bath?
8. Mirrored Rectangle Crystal Accent Tray | £24.99
What do you make of this crystal cut, mirrored base, accent Tray? I think it's super cute and would complement not only the rest of the glam interior, but would also look perfect on your console table, mantle or even a side table in the bedroom. Add in a few white tiered candles, some silver accessories and and BAM... the perfect centerpiece.
9. Eastland Cylinder Pillar Holder Set of 3 via Quick Candles | £14.99
Speaking of candle holders; these would look great on that mirrored tray and I really love the simplistic design of these tiered candle holders.
10. Small Glass Jar LED Candle Lantern via Lights 4 Fun | £5.99
11. Wilko Chenille Cushion Natural via Wilko | £5 each
And to finish the look off, I've decided to add in some cushions that don't compromise on style, fabric or budget! At £5 each these chenille cushions would look great on the sofa bed I featured above, and you can always upgrade the covers once you have some more cash to splurge.
Decorating tip: Purchase cushion covers as a cheap seasonal upgrade to your interiors without having to splash out on more expensive items.
Awesome! So what have we learned today?
Hopefully, you've learned that you could pretty much furnish your whole living space with £800 (and I even believe we could go less). Redecorating can be expensive, so upgrading your decor seasonally, such as curtains, cushion covers and candles can bring a whole new look to your room.
So what do you think of the end look? Did I smash it? Which of these items tickled your fancy the most? Let me know!