It’s been a little while but it’s back and today I have another Real Living article where we showcase someone’s favourite room in their home. It’s all about keeping it aspirational but achieveable and loving your home for your own personal reasons. We embed a huge amount of our own personality into your home decor and this is your chance to show it off and tell everyone why you love it.
This week I have a dining room from Nicky in Nottingham who is very proud of her recently made over new room:
“I love my dining room because it’s such an adaptable space. The table is gate-legged and whilst it usually sits against one wall, it can seat 10 when folded out. I have two big floor cushions stacked away that my children pull out when they want to play on the floor.
The room faces south and has doors onto our patio, so is a delight in sunny weather.
I like my mantel piece as it has several items I love on it. The orange design tea cup is from my paternal Grandmother’s wedding china. The cheesy bottle of sand reminds me of taking my 3 month old to Egypt! The shiny teal items I have collected over the last year or so, to pull the colour scheme onto the chimney breast wall.
The white walls act as a canvas for my beloved railway posters, which I had for several years before I found the right place to hang them, because they are so bold. The fact that they are advertising Mablethorpe makes me smile now I’m a Nottingham dweller.
I have mood and functional lighting in the room; I use a standard spot lamp when I am on my laptop, and a lovely diffuse light from an IKEA star lampshade when we are having dinner parties.”
Doesn’t the vibrancy of the blues and teals stand out beautifully against the zingy orange? I love the mantlepiece arrangements, statment wall art and star light and can see why Nicky is proud of her dining room.
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