Tuesday, 21 March 2017

HOME: Decorating and finding the right lighting

Hi, Hey, is there anyone still here? You may have noticed from recent posts and my social media that we are finally in the process of moving into our first house! Only 7 months after purchasing. You can see what the house looked like back in this post.  The plan to update monthly on renovations quickly became so unrealistic, but that's for another post. For now I am focussing on the decor and accessories in our bedroom. 

Before this room was bright yellow with a horrible green carpet, now it's a beautiful grey with a silver carpet and I just can't wait to get in! 

The picture above is how the room looks right now, all we have moved across is our cabinets (which we plan to change soon!) and the new pillows and duvets creeping in the bottom of the photo. We have gone with darker curtains to contrast the carpet and I think I want to get some statement lights to go on the bedside table. But nothing too statement because I now use a daylight alarm clock.

Working in an Energy Consultancy has made me really pie hot on what lightbulbs are best for being environmentally friendly. Especially as the trend at the moment is for really elaborate light bulbs and decorative filaments. 

The Lighting Superstore recently emailed me regarding this very same issue. It's so important to share the knowledge of just how much better LED lightbulbs are for the home. Not only do they have a longer lifespan, but they use 90% less power than a normal lightbulb and customers in work have seen huge savings because of this. If it's good enough for their business, it's good enough for my home. 

They don't have to be ugly either, I'm going to order two of these for our bedside tables. I love the tripod look in lights and the hooded design, is that the right term?

The above is our lounge! Yes more grey, but in our defence the flat we have lived in for 5 years is full of magnolia and the house before we got our hands on it was all yellow. 

Our sofa is going to sit in the middle of that wall so we can make the most of the view out of the french doors and I'd like to have a floor lamp to the left. There is a running copper theme throughout our house, this was 100% down to me and it's a colour I loved before it was popular, and I've found an LED copper lamp on The Light Superstore - here.  I like that this is simple and won't over take the room, but that it is also adjustable! 

To prove that there is some part of the house that is pretty... here's the fireplace. Over the next few weeks I will be sharing parts of the house and trying to find my new "filming spot", old school youtube anyone?

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Collaborative post - but I am far too excited to share our house now! Did I mention this has taken 7 months?!

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