This weekend is the busiest for DIY, doing up our homes and general decorating. So in just that spirit I’ve been creating a new reading corner in our bay window in the living with this gorgeous chair from NEXT.
I wanted to create a space that was inviting, comfortable and pleasing to the eye, whilst keeping in theme with the room and the rest of our home. After posting a few teaser images on social media earlier in the week, here is the completed corner.
The chair is excellent and I’m really impressed at the style and quality all for just under £200. It’s the perfect retro design and suits my taste, and the rest of my decor perfectly. I wanted this little space to be a place where either me or the children could come and relax, read a book or magazine and unwind with a cuppa and energy boosting snack.
Faux flowers are very big news in interiors now and aren’t the cheesy, old-fashioned accessory of old. Now they’re well-made, on trend and a great way to inject a little colour into your home. I love this little jar of sweet peas that would look equally as good on a kitchen windowsill.
I’ve been on the lookout for a side-table now for a little while. This matte black frame and mirrored tops is just the right size for a lamp, a few accessories and space for your wine glass. I love the mirrors bounce the light around once the lamp is on in the evenings.
I have this thing with concrete. So when I spotted this good-sized table lamp with a concrete base and grey shade I knew it was exactly what I wanted. It’s incredibly heavy and very cool, yet has a timeless more classic shaping that I like in a lamp.
The cushion has the ideal retro vibe for this chair and is very plump and comfortable. If you want a change, whip it over and it’s just plain blue on the other side.
What do you think to my new reading corner? I think we’re going to enjoy this little space for some time to come.
All main products are from NEXT, click on the links below to find out more.
Magazines, Books and Welsh cakes, all my own.
Have you done any DIY this Easter weekend, in between eating chocolate? If so, do share them with me on the #EasterDIYChallenge hashtag.
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