22 September 2014

Pinterest Pron: living room

As I may have mentioned, I recently moved house — for the fourth time in my two years in Bristol — and now reside in a lovely garden flat with a friend. Spread across two floors, with south-facing bedrooms and garden, it's a beaut. And after nearly four years of doing without, it is wonderful to have a garden!

My new flatmate and I have very similar tastes and may have already mentioned, we have various decorating and crafty projects in mind for the house.

What I might not have mentioned is that I am essentially addicted to Pinterest. I mean, who isn't? I can scan it for hours and often do just that. Those who don't like it, don't get it. That can be the only explanation because it's a massive droolfest! If it were possible to experience a physical manifestation of overindulging in Pinterest, I would be going through it. On. The. Daily.

It is the place I bookmark, and covet, all of the things I want in my life. In my house. In my wardrobe. And so on. So I thought, from time to time, I'd share some of my pins with you. Cue the Pinterest Pron series. Note to self: stop starting series you don't finish. Sssh!

Just to clarify the title, I really wanted to call it the Pinterest Porn series but that didn't seem like a good idea, and whilst I wasn't sure how many people would get the pr0n reference, I really wanted to call it that anyway...? This series was initially spawned by the idea of comparing my house inspiration with the reality but then I thought, keeping it more general might work better.

First up, let's stick with the house inspiration theme and have the living room edition.

Some must haves in the living room, and actually throughout the house, were contrast or pops of colour; some bold and striking prints, and unusual furniture.

What are you coveting for your living room?



  1. I love the bookcase organised by colour! That's very clever. Not sure I own enough books to do that...might file the idea away for future reference, though...

    1. Yeah, I really like it. Especially with my optics background i.e. I adore the spectrum. The photo here is even better: http://bookuse.tumblr.com/post/65836033266 I want this. Now. It would be great to have the space and number of books to do that but yes, it's one of my future plans perhaps.

  2. The bookcase reminds me of my friend Hannah's. It's so pretty! I actually have what looks to be the very sofa in the geo rug picture... I'm currently making a grey slipcover for it (little tip -'Klippan' covers do not dye well!)

    1. I quite want to buy a second hand sofa and reupholster or make slipcovers for. Thanks for the tip!

  3. I love ALL of this. I've toyed with the idea of arranging my books by colour because it looks so pretty, but I can't bring myself to do it. I'm too much of an English teacher/librarian character to truly believe that books should be arranged by what they look like.