Living Area (Before Decoration)

A few photos of  how we’ve set up our new living space using our old furniture .The sofa’s are probably too big for such a small apartment, but we tried to make them work.

Usual disclaimer: please ignore my bad photography skills!

Living Area

^Books and DVD’s are stored in the wooden cupboard + our old bedroom curtains are used at the window^

Living Area


^ the new home for my large books^

Inside the cupboard


There’s a small(ish) to do list for this room, but it’s probably going to be one of the last area’s we tackle.

  • Change light fittings
  • Paint all
  • Change flooring
  • Hang small amount of shelving
  • Hang pictures

My progress on reducing our paper mountain:
I have four boxes/files of paperwork left. Only three of them belong to us as I keep a few important bits and pieces for the children (!!) in the fourth.

-Box 1 contains everything relating to our flat purchase (possibly a whole tree of paper!)
-Box 2 contains pension and tax stuff.
-Box 3 contains all other household stuff. I could probably half the amount of items in this box, so that will be a future to do.


  1. says

    I’m so envious of your decluttered life! Do you have to keep the cabinet door sopen whilst watching a DVD or similar so the remote works?

    Hanging pictures on the wall was a big target when I moved into my first place. Thankfully the second place came with more hooks than I had art, and a BF with an empty apartment and only art, so he hung it all! I haven’t really moved much around since, either! But I do want to move the mirror to a new hook (the old one damaged the wall when it fell off, but not the mirror).

    I love these little snap shots – keep em up!!

    • says

      Yes we do, but M wants to buy some gadget that’ll operate stuff through it?!

      You’ve spurred me in to action re the picture hanging – they’re all getting hung today!

  2. says

    Looks lovely and stylish already. Isn’t neutral decor great – are you going for white walls or keeping the cream? Or something different? I like the calm, softness of cream (with white ceilings) but white is so fresh and makes everything look great.