Thursday 24 September 2015

an autumnal lounge make over!

How I got to this bright, colourful, put-together space, from this -

I don't really hang out in my lounge much when I'm at home. Apart from just simply enjoying my own company and wanting to relax in my own room, our lounge wasn't the most inviting of spaces. None of us have a lot of time or money to spend making the place look nice, and it is just a mish-mash of cheap or inherited furniture, and a place where we leave random things - Charlie Sheen, a massive plastic box, WD40, a medal... etc.

As with all things, it needed to get messier before it could get better. I only rearranged the furniture slightly (I don't know why that bookshelf was ever so close to that door) and created more space before making it look a bit more homely. 

Simple things like getting rid of all the rubbish that was hanging around, hiding the big speaker/amp behind the tv and tidying up the sofas made a really big difference, but I wasn't done yet! 

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to choose a range of items from one of George at Asda's new home inspiration trends to help make this room cosy in time for Autumn. I chose the Tundra trend - not just because I loved all the oranges & yellows, but also because I reeeaaally want to go to Canada, and apparently this theme was inspired by the Great Plains.

I chose two yellow jumbo cord cushions, a mark making print cushion, a super soft checked blanket, a fun bright orange pouffe, and a set of bear mugs. I was so pleased how they all came together on our red sofa - I wasn't sure if it would work at first, but I really think it does! 

We had a few framed prints on our walls, but there wasn't much thought behind the arrangement. I moved my housemate's big print over to this wall to echo the oranges, and added a few from my collection. 

I'd love to put some nice shelves up on the walls & get rid of the bookshelf, add more artwork, make the TV area nicer, have matching (or at least similar) sofas, knock the walls down for more space..... ah, if only I owned my own house and had endless money. My house would be so dreamy!

I would say there's still a heck of a lot to be done to this room to make it how I'd like it to be, but it'll definitely do for now.

What do you think?!

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  1. Aww, it looks lovely! ASDA have such nice homewares.

    Rachel |

  2. Love the yellow mustard cushions and the blanket!!

  3. Those mugs!! <3

    Ahh Lyzi you look very much at home in your cosy little den. Just like a little bear.

  4. It looks amazing! I love seeing room makeovers, and this one is great, I love how it was basically all done with simple accessories like pillows, throws, and wall hangings--you don't need to revamp everything to switch it up. Also those mugs are sooooo stinking cute.

    Peace & Love // Celestralite

  5. I love your colour scheme what a transformation! Very nice and cosy looking for the colder months!

    Hannah | Granite City Girl x

  6. Your makeover is amazing!
    Really love what you've done :)
    It's inspiring!

    You just have to njoy your lounge now ^^
    Great day to you!
    Sybille ♥

    The new new girl

  7. Those bear mugs are so sweet and I love the reds, oranges and mustard yellows in your lounge - it looks so warm and welcoming! I'm in the dangerous territory now of looking at the different tends on george Asda... Oh dear. Sorry bank balance.

    Amyleigh xo

    Northern Blood | Fashion & Beauty

  8. Love autumnal colours, they definitely make a space feel a lot warmer and inviting. Think I need to give my room a little makeover magic! x

    VanessaVonJames | Fashion Blog

  9. I love how well it matches your sofa, it looks like such a cosy space now. I love Asda's homewares.

  10. I love everything! The colours make it look so warm and cozy. I've seen some really nice pieces on the ASDA website, if only I had my own place to decorate. =^-^=

    Sam | Momentarily Dreaming

  11. Everything looks so cosyyyy! Autumnal colour schemes make me so happy, the blankets look fab :) Xx

  12. I think you've made it look so cosy and inviting! Arranging a living room can be really hard, especially in a shared house. My housemate and I spent a lot of last weekend sorting out ours, restringing bunting, tacking up fairy lights and even getting a hammer out to put up some pictures!
    Jennifer x
    Ginevrella | Lifestyle Blog

  13. Ahah I love the randomness, the tartan and Charlie fucking Sheen! A very Autumnesque palette indeed. Sofa looks so comfy!

  14. Love this! Such a great little update.
    I've literally just come back off holiday to this sun shining autumnal day, so I think I may change a throw and a cushion up in my living room too :) xx

  15. Ah, I love what you have done with the place! It's amazing how a few little home accessories can make a huge difference! I think I need to head on over to Asda to have a browse! x

  16. Your lounge looks awesome! I love the colour scheme, so warm and cosy. I bet you and your housemates spend so much more time there now :)

  17. It looks so cosy, well done!
    x Hannah

  18. A few little chances has made the world of different

    Buckets & Spades

  19. Loving the Autumnal colours! xx

  20. Gorgeous mini makeover, I love your great & white couch!

    we are dannah | australian lifestyle blog



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