Although we’ve now lived in our house for 2 years we still have to tackle redecorating our living room. I would love to go with a nautical theme. Yes, I know we live in London but I grew up by the sea and it’s one of our favourite places to visit.
Fortunately our living room is a blank canvas and we will be able to decorate how we like. It’s large and light and I think some nautical colours and decor will create a great space for us to live and relax in.
I’ve been searching Pinterest for some ideas and have been inspired to write a little wish list today.
First of all we’ll be ripping out the nasty 1980s fireplace and painting the walls. This is a pretty big job and needs to happen straight away.
This will give us a chance to install some wireless speakers and generally tidy up the wire and cables that previous owners have left behind. My husband is obviously the one choosing the technical side of things but I’ve already put in a request for something like the Panasonic Technics c700.
At the heart of the room will be the three vintage wooden Star Yacht we’ve picked up over the years. We love these and always look out for them whenever we go charity shopping.
I’m currently making a Shipping Forecast quilt from a pattern in Hearty Good Wishes by Janet Clare. It is a labour of love so may not be finished very quickly.
I love the idea of using some of our holiday ‘treasures’ to decorate the room. We have a huge collection of sea glass which could me made into candle holders. I saw a fun project on Pinterest which used shells to stamp on blank cushion covers. My children would love to make some salt dough starfish which would look sweet along a shelf amongst the sea glass candle holders. Thankfully I’m not short of ideas, just time. I look forward to sharing our progress with you soon.