Colourful Living Room Tour with Maisons du Monde

I’ve teamed up with Maisons du Monde to share a tour of my living room. It’s been a work in progress as long as we have lived in our house but a few small changes were needed to make it complete. Please make sure you scroll to the end as there are details for a giveaway at the end!

We have owned this Designers Guild sofa since we bought our first flat 12 years ago. I saw it on sale ex-display and sat on it until my husband arrived! Other than a scuffed corner (we had to take it up stairs in our previous townhouse and it got stuck) it has survived four house moves and is still in good shape! The smaller sofa is a lucky Ebay find and is originally from John Lewis and upholstered in Bluebellgray fabric. We used to keep it in the conservatory and I realised it was fading in the sunlight so brought it inside.

Artwork from various sources: Plates are gifts from Turkey; orange and pink abstract from King and McGaw, abstract art from Amira Rahim (free printable); wallpaper sample from Pip Studio. Cushions Graham and Green, Aarong (Bangladesh) and DIY using Designers Guild fabric

The shelves were custom built by a carpenter and finished with standard white Dulux paint. As there is already so much colour elsewhere a simple bright white finish brings out the colours of the books well. The top shelves are very high so I used some simple coloured wire baskets for items we only need to access occasionally.

Fresh flower posy from the garden
Trunks from (gift)

This bold wallpaper is by Eijffinger and is from their Muse range. The cast iron radiator is from Cast iron Radiators Ltd and I chose to have it painted in a Fired Earth paint called Hustle at 5pm. The shelf is from Ikea (now discontinued).

Rifle Paper Co Studio print above yellow cast iron radiator in the corner
Opposite corner: Mapiful print (gift), plants from Beards and Daisies (gift)
The Ikea gatefold table serves as a dining table in the winter months when our conservatory is too cold to use and can be stored away when not needed.

The round mirror is ideal for above the fireplace as it bounces some light into the room. It is an inexpensive way to update a room with its simple contemporary shape. It also reflects the wallpaper and artwork from different angles.

The cast iron stove was installed after we moved in, it provides some extra warmth and cosiness when its really cold outside! Tray and candle cloche on table, basket and faux monstera planter all Maisons du Monde (gift), candle Wild Celia (gift), coloured candles Ester and Erik

Paint colour is Crown Solo in Celestite

Maisons du Monde have kindly provided one of these beautiful mirrors for one lucky winner! Please go to my Instagram for more details. The giveaway closes on Wednesday 3rd July at midnight GMT. This giveaway is not endorsed by Instagram.

Chandelier, Cox and Cox

I hope you enjoyed learning more about this room, I think it reflects my personal style really well. I’d love to hear your comments and feedback!


  1. Kerry Clarke
    June 27, 2019 / 8:56 pm

    Thank you so much for this post, I have really enjoyed it. I am 59 and going to purchase my first ever house. Exciting and terrifying at the same time. I am looking at houses I will have to decorate, lots that look like your previous kitchen so it has been wonderful to see what can be achieved with paint and lots of hard work. I am especially grateful for the link to the tile decal supplier. Once again thankyou.

  2. Janice
    June 28, 2019 / 3:38 pm

    Your use of colour is perfection! What a beautiful, happy, inviting room!

  3. July 3, 2019 / 6:25 am

    I love love love all the colour in your living room! Such a beautiful space!

  4. Claudia
    February 29, 2020 / 3:10 pm

    Wonderful! Your choice of colours and decoration lifted my mood in a second!

  5. CR
    October 31, 2020 / 9:32 am

    Your colour choices are uplifting and your styling looks great

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