Living Room Makeover



Now that I am back working from home again and spending a lot more time around the house, I’m starting to see all the Interior changes I could be making to ReLove each room – great to keep my creative mind alive but not so great for the Hubby’s Bank Balance!!  I don’t really have expensive taste though (despite what Eoghan might say!) so I always try to aim for Big Improvements on a Small Budget!  With the Living Room, I was getting tired of all the grey and wanted to brighten things up and give the room a more Coastal feel, seeing as though we live right near the Beach. 

I got a long time out of these Grey Walls and just by changing up some accessories like curtains, cushions, flowers, candles etc. I managed to have a few different schemes over the few years.  

I had a Yellow/Grey theme at one stage in the Spring Time & then changed it up to a Pink/Grey theme coming into the Autumn time.  I even bought some pink Christmas Decorations for the Tree to match!



I picked up some Paint Colour Charts and decided on Nordic Breeze by Dulux for all the walls.  I would never normally go for a Blue as I feel it can be a bit cold, but I love the freshness that this gives to the room.  The Coffee Table and Rug are going!!

I sanded the fireplace and washed down with sugar soap to prep, painted 2 coats of Frenchic Hornblower and Sealed with a layer of Finishing Coat to protect it and give it that sheen. 


Cushions are from Dunnes Stores – €10 for the larger Navy ones and €6 for the Patterned ones. 

Candles and Navy Trim Picture Frames are also from Dunnes Stores. 

   Blue Flowers are €3 each from Dunnes Stores.  They have long stems so I folded them up to fit in my Ikea Plant Pots. 

So that’s my little Makeover on a Budget for this Room, I’m very happy with how it turned out. 

Update: I changed the Rug to this one from Ikea it was only €55 and I bought this Paul Costelloe Velvet Footstool online from Dunnes Stores – I love it! 

Thanks for stopping by x






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