The Next Mini Project: The Lounge

Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.

Since we completed the extension on the back of the house last year the lounge has become a sadly neglected room in our home. One that we spend very little time in, especially considering it used to be the main room in our home.

Whilst everything in the extension is new, our lounge is made up of furniture that we bought when we bought our first house together almost 20 years ago and odd pieces that we have collected over the years, along with a couple of things that were meant to last a few months “to put us on” and are still there now.

Whilst the leather couch is still a keeper, I love it just as much as I did when it was first bought even if it is looking slightly battered and aged, the rest of the room could do with a makeover. It is a lovely room, and with the open fire it’s such a cosy space in the winter, it is such a shame we don’t use it more.

Heading into 2020 this room will be our next mini project, I have a few grand plans for this little space but as last years house renovations cost us an arm and a leg, the plans are on hold. I am desperate to build shelving and cupboards into the alcove space either side of the fireplace, for storage and as somewhere to make pretty.

The mismatched furniture also needs to go and I am on the lookout for a new coffee table to compliment the new room. For us a coffee table is an absolute must in a living area, somewhere for drinks to sit safely away from cars being skidded along the floor, and they also double up as a foot rest too!

Our front door brings you straight into the lounge, our hallway is actually in the centre of the house, not at the front (it’s an old house, it has some quirky features) so the room gets a lot of footfall so it needs to have a level of practicality. One of the reasons for wanting built in cupboards in the fireplace alcoves is so that my husbands shoes won’t sit by the front door, driving me crazy.

Hopefully by the time Autumn/Winter 2020 comes around we’ll be sat enjoying the fire in our new lounge (fingers crossed).


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