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Home Decor: Living Room

I mentioned in my weekly bump update under 'Also this week' that Adam and I took a trip to IKEA last Saturday afternoon to get a few pieces of new furniture for our living room.

Our living room has had quite a few changes made to it in the last 8 months in preparation for our impending arrival. We've had to empty out our second bedroom which we were using as a study, it 
held our 2 gaming PC's along with a heck of a lot of the usual office type furniture generally found within a home study. The second bedroom is quite large and so as you can imagine it held a whole lot of random items which all needed to be found new places within our home as it is now our little babys nursery. :)

This is what one half of our living room currently looks like...
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Most of the furniture in this picture is actually IKEA, the table being our latest addition. Honestly this table is just such amazing value, it cost around £25 which just seems like such an unbeatable price to me and even with the amazing price the quality is fantastic. I am so pleased with it, it's a great size and I love the shelf underneath - which is fab for extra storage.

The sofa, TV cabinet, light (which you can kind of see), book case, shelves above the TV, rug and large city picture with light are also all from IKEA. I didn't actually realise until writing this post just how many items we have in not only our living room but all over our home that are from IKEA. I'd be a little scared to find out just how much money we have spent in there in total over the years!

The other half of our living room consists of our dining room table, side window, my Husbands storage unit for his eBay side business which is nicely organised and very well hidden behind the living room door thanks to me {and our trusty friend IKEA}, and it is also home to his ever expanding Lego minifigures and Warhammer display cabinets pictured below. 

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You'd think that I would probably mind this, but I actually don't.. I love the LED lights that he's put inside of the cabinet, it's made the room feel rather cosy especially in the evenings. We love lights, and use them to create ambience all around our home.

Not pictured is our computer {we went down to just the 1 - didn't have enough room for the 2!} and desk which is behind our corner sofa next to our back door and 2 other windows. The computer desk fits in the corner of the room quite nicely although to be honest we're rarely using it at the moment as we're loving our iMac and new iPad mini. But if we do ever go back to gaming, {that is - if we ever have time to with having a baby} then it will definitely serve a purpose again. 

So that's it -  our living room as it is at the moment. It will almost definetly be changed about some more in the near future, mostly to accommodate our little ones bits and bobs when he's born and then as he gets a little older - all of his toys. And we're not naive enough to not realise that all of our more fragile items will need to in time get placed higher and higher out of reach of tiny grabbing hands when our little one starts to crawl and toddle about the place!

18 comments

  1. It looks lovely Alex! Modern but cosy too. I think you've used lights really well, I'm terrible at that.
    Loved having a nose round your home! I'm so beaky...

    Kate
    Just Pirouette and Carry On...

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    1. Thank you. Haha, I'm also very nosey when it comes to peoples homes!

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  2. I do love Ikea, I think most of my stuff is from Ikea too!! xxx

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    1. It's great in IKEA, one of my fave home store shops!

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  3. Oh Alex - you're a Warhammer Widow too!! lol! So am I, Jon is obsessed!! Does your hubby paint figures and stuff? Jon is always painting and creating little models!!
    He'd love a display unit like this!!

    I love your living room, IKEA is one of my fave places!!

    Hayley
    Sparkles &
    Stretchmarks

    xxx

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    1. Ahh yes I am! Yep he has painted all of the Warhammer figures in the cabinet. He goes through phases of painting.. right now he's into Lego so spending far too much money on that! Lol.

      Thanks, mine too.

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  4. I really liked the glass shelves with the figurines inside. I would with pleasure put one in my living room where I will place different souvenirs that I get as a present.

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  5. Love the look! Do you know if IKEA still has those display cases?

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  6. Love your living room. Looks so cosy! I have been looking at those coffee tables, but in white! Debating whether to buy one or not x

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    1. Can you tell us how your husband installed the lights and where he got it from please :)

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    2. This! Where did he get the LED lights from?

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  7. Does the display case get dusty inside the glass?

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  8. Do you recall the names of the cabinets?

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  9. What is the name of the cabinet from ikea?

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  10. How much is this cabinet?

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