Living Room Makeover

Recently I have needed an overhaul of my life and this has included the house. Join me here to see my living room makeover.

I’m going to be honest with your guys, recently I have been struggling with my mental health. There has been a lot going on and I have been stressed out and just not happy with anything. This has led to me having a bit of an overhaul of my life and the things in it. Unfortunately the house has fallen prey to my need for change.

Just to give you a quick overview, Clive and I are currently renting and saving for a mortgage. This means everything is a bit tight and everything needs to be done on a budget. However, recently some things have needed to change. We have taken a look at the house and realised that even though this house is temporary, that doesn’t mean it cant be homely for a small amount of money.

I have always loved having greenery in the house and since we have moved we haven’t done much with the decoration. Since we were due a long weekend, we decided that we were going to make the house more homely. I started with a look through Pinterest for some inspiration. It helps to create a mood board that you can follow to not get lost in shops.


We started by choosing a colour scheme for the the rooms. To me this is one of the most important things you can do before decorating or changing things up. If you go in with no plan then you can end up with a mixture of patterns that don’t match up and look out of place. The colour scheme we have gone for in this room is grey and beige with natural accents. It will be really cosy and make me feel like I’m coming home to my own personal oasis.

When we first moved into the house we had planned on going with a scheme that was similar to this. So the furniture all fits quite well, it just needed some details to complete it. Once we had agreed, we took a trip to Dunelm which is one of my favourite home stores. This was for a blanket to cover the sofa as we have been using my battered Primark mermaid tail since we moved in. We decided to go for a faux fur one in brown and cream, this would compliment the cotton of the sofa and the wood of the furniture. We also made use of the fabric storage box out of the upstairs bedroom (can be seen in the cover photo) and placed it next to fireplace to bring in some more texture and pattern to the room.


The next stop was to Hollybush to look for some indoor plants because I have always loved greenery in the house. We found a couple of lovely things, including a Dragon Tree, some Ivy and a cactus.

We added the final touches with some photos of us through the years and my sister kindly made us a family photo. Having photos around is nice because when you are having a bad day you can look at them and remember the good.

I hope you have enjoyed the blog post. I would love to know if you are looking to change up any of the rooms in your house. If you would like to see more home content from me, please pop along to Instagram and follow @homebygemma.


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