I’m so excited to share with you a little home makeover I undertook to create the perfect cosy corner in our living room. Apparently. Easter weekend is really popular weekend for doing DIY or having a Spring clean (especially if the weather’s anything like it is here), and so Next challenged me to take one of their products – the beautiful Carter chair – and have a go at a little Easter styling challenge…
The armchair is exactly my style – Scandi chic with a hint of retro; classic but still really on trend. Our living room is a real mix of modern with retro and vintage touches thrown in, and it goes perfectly in this room. We couldn’t have a real wood-burning stove but we have the fan heater you can see further down the photos, and it creates a really cosy little space (and it’s so warm!) I’ve always wanted to have an armchair next to the heater to create the perfect little corner to curl up in with a good book.
Of course no cosy corner is complete without a mug of tea and these metallic mugs are perfect for a green tea (or a hot chocolate on a lazy Sunday afternoon). The textured gold feels really retro to me, and reminds me of a pineapple ice bucket! It also goes perfectly with the brass legs on the side table – isn’t that table a beauty? I’m totally obsessed with it and I love the hexagonal shape – I’d really like another one to go the other side of the sofa as it’s just the perfect height and will stop me constantly leaving glasses on the arm of the chair (and knocking them off like I did yesterday!)
Carter Chair, Next Home, £199* | Hex Side Table, Next Home, £125*
Metallic Geo Mugs, Next Home, £15* | Alphabet Cushion, £10*
The & cushion is also the perfect touch to add a bit of cosiness to the chair and a little pop of white to break up the grey. I love how it matches with the stone grey & symbol Katy bought me for Christmas too.
I’m over the moon with my new cosy corner – the chair is unbelievably comfortable too; I think it’s such good value at £199 and feels much more expensive than its high street price tag. The Next Home summer range is so bright and cheery – I’ve been getting really excited about decorating our new home with bright bold colours and retro stylings (though I do really love our current home, especially now we’ve got it just the way we want it!) I almost don’t want to share it here because I’m so scared to jinx it, but we’ve had an offer approved on another house now and it’s just so lovely. We have to do all the boring mortgage bits now like providing payslips and bank statements again but it could be all sorted within a couple of months as we were so close to exchanging last time. It would be amazing to be in our little house by the summer but after losing two places we loved, and two buyers prior to this, it makes you feel very vulnerable when you get attached to a property! Third time lucky though hopefully?
In the meantime, you’ll find me spending Easter Sunday curled up in my new armchair with a book and a big mug of green tea (as well as my stash of Easter chocolate, of course!)