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17.3.16

Welcome to my London home! Living Room Transformation ♡


Spring has officially arrived in London (well - kinda) and I am so excited that I have finally got the last pieces of my living room put together since moving in the past September :) When I first moved in, I was just about to start my final year at uni and really did not have the time to put together everything I wanted for my living room (I didn't have cushions for my sofa for the first 3 months!). Throughout the past few months, I have settled in nicely and was able to get a few more pieces I wanted for my living room gradually :) As of today, I am finally happy with how my living room looks and am really excited to share everything with you guys ♡




When I first moved in, the apartment was furniture-less but my parents and I were able to work together with a design company for the apartment building and found a whole set of furniture that would fit nicely and look really modern and chic for the apartment :) This was how the apartment looked when things were being moved in - an empty living room and an empty balcony.


And this is how the living room is looking now! 
We chose a grey sofa bed (super handy if my parents or my little brother/ other friends are visiting), a white and silver coffee table, sheer white curtains, and a silver floor standing lamp as the main furniture pieces for my living room. Since my apartment is all white, I tried to stick to a neutral colour scheme for all the main furniture pieces of my living room and I added in pops of colours with other decor pieces I can change more often :) 


One of the pops of colours I thought would look really nice in the living room is this huge orange and pink floor mat ♡ I love how it brightens the whole flat up and makes the flat more cheerful and colourful :) The painting I hung on top of the sofa is also one of my favourite pieces of the whole apartment. My parents and I found this oil painting while browsing in the market in Camden Town. I feel that the colour tones in the painting match those of my carpet nicely and especially love the gold foils incorporated into the painting ♡


Right beside my sofa, I have a small dining table with a few chairs for when guests visit; I also have a big silver mirror right on top of the dining table and chairs. I stuck with the neutral colour scheme for these as well, keeping everything mainly white and silver. 

Right opposite my sofa and coffee table, I have a TV stand which I won't mention here as you can see it in this post ♡ I change the decor on my TV stand from time to time depending on the occasion and season but the items I always have on my TV stand are - 1) my Printer, 2) my Wifi and 3) Lamps x2, but no TV for me haha! At least not for now :)



For my coffee table, I like keeping things as simple as possible and I don't really like the look of coffee table books since 1) they are so bulky, and 2) I would never read them and they are so impractical. I usually have the candle I am burning on my coffee table as well as my Bose Soundlink Mini Speaker (love it!) and that is all I need! ♡ 


I only recently got some new cushions for my sofa and I love how comfy they make my sofa feel and look <3 The two big fluffy grey cushions in the middle are from Primark. The furry grey heart-shaped cushion on the far right is from BHS, and the 3 remaining cushions are from a bed linen company in Hong Kong called Cherry. I also love having throws and blankets on my sofa because it can get a little chilly when I am sitting on the sofa at night plus they add to the cosy vibe of the sofa :) The lavender colour throw on the bottom and purple and white throw on top (similar) are both from BHS. I really like shopping at BHS for home and decor items because they do so many discounts and the quality of the items is not bad at all :) 



One final piece which I love about my sofa is this sheepskin mat which my mom got for me when she was on a trip in Vancouver <3 I absolutely love how soft this mat is and since it is a little too small to go on the floor, it has been on my sofa and it is the comfiest thing to sit on ever :D This is usually the corner I go to when I want to get really relaxed and watch a movie or a show at home ♡ It is sort of like my ultimate comfort/ super cosy place and I like it even more than my bed :P


And last but not least - the balcony! When I first moved into this place, my parents went on a major IKEA shopping trip with me and we got these 2 bamboo chairs as well as a little wooden stool to go with the chairs :) They fit in my balcony perfectly and I CANNOT wait until the weather is warm enough so I can wrap up in my throws and blankets and drink hot chocolate while watching a movie with the view of the O2 and the City behind me ♡

And that's my living room tour and transformation! If you are interested in seeing my workspace in this apartment, you can read about it here! :) I am thinking of making these "Welcome to my home!" posts into a series and show you guys my entire apartment in London hehe - would that be interesting to read? They are super fun to write! ♡ If you have any questions about any of the furniture/ decor piece, or anything else I mentioned in the post, feel free to ask me about them <3 I will be back soon with another lifestyle post (YAYYY). Until then, have a super awesome day! ♡



14 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, that looks soooooo nice! I love it!
    Looking forward for an another post!!! <3

    Your blog is pretty cool, just followed you! Would be so happy if you would follow me too :)
    xoxo, Colli
    tobeyoutiful

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    1. Thank you so much! <3 I will keep this series coming :D And I just followed you back! xx

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  2. Wow! What an amazing apartment, that view off your balcony is just stunning. Very jealous!

    The Makeup Directory

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    1. Thank you so much! <3 The view is my favourite :) xx

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  3. Wow I absolutely love what you did with the place, you made everything look really modern, yet cosy and inviting at the same time. Love the addition of the Jo Malone candle as well.

    www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Thank you so much! It is really important for me to have a cosy home regardless of the modern design of the flat <3 I am so glad you are able to tell that from the pictures! :) xx

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  4. Your flat looks gorgeous - love your choice of carpet! <3

    Pingkan x | lifeofpingkan.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. What a great room, I love all the colours in that picture, so pretty!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. Thank you so much! <3 Have an amazing weekend! xx

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  6. OMG I love it! I love your dining table and chairs, too... And of course Jo Malone candle is to die for :).
    Ninz/ www.ninzbeauty.com

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    1. Thank you so much! <3 I adore the candle hehe :)

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