Our recent living room renovation involved changing almost all of the furniture, fittings and accents, so I’m dedicating this post to giving you the lowdown on where you can buy the quirky home accessories I used to make and style the space.

Layering is a key part of interior design. Each room should have a background layer, a middle layer, and a foreground layer. I used my accessories to achieve this.

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Walls Floor & Fittings

The first layer of the decor makes up the bones and background of the room.

Andy fitted new coving to add a feature to the room. To compliment the coving I chose a stunning leaf plaster ceiling rose. The coving and rose were of course both given the pink treatment!

The next stage was the decorating. We had the ceiling papered in Zara Shimmer Metallic Wallpaper in soft pink and rose gold from I Love Wallpaper, and the same geometric wallpaper in a band around the room in *emerald. The walls were painted in Valspar Pink Perfection.

We replaced the carpet with luxury vinyl tile (LTV) Polyflor flooring. I decided on Camero Cambridge Parquet and Andy laid it in a herringbone effect.

DIY Plantation Shutters

The shutters, our latest addition to the room were from Shutterplus. If you’re planning on shutters in your home I’ve dedicated a blog post to our DIY shutters with a low down on measuring, ordering and fitting.

Pink and teal living room with geometric ceiling paper, plantation shutters, teal velvet sofa, glass coffee table, berber rug and gold side table.

The gorgeous smoked glass globe chandelier, is from the same range as the wall lights in our bathroom (unfortunately no longer available). I dressed the windowsill with an artificial trailing plant and home LED light.

Furniture & Soft Furnishings

The furniture makes up the second part of the decor layer and the accessories and soft furnishings the third.

I’m in love with our new velvet Real Teal Squishmeister corner sofa from Loaf. I dressed the sofa with various cushions and arranged it on a plush berber geometric rug (unfortunately no longer available). 

I plumped (pardon the pun!) for a variety of different cushions, rather than ones that were matchy matchy –*leapard cushion, pink velvet fringed cushion, (no longer available) faux Mongolian cushion, orange cushion (no longer available), face cushion (no longer available).

The *black fur throw adds texture and luxury to the scheme and the gold leaf side table (no longer available) adds a touch of glam, as does the gold & marble table lamp

pink and teal living room with geometric papered ceiling, herringbone floor, mid-century sideboard, teal velvet sofa, glass coffee table, berber rug and smoked glass chandelier.

The Frame TV

Black and gold geometric sideboard on herringbone floor with quirky ornaments on top and The Frame Samsung TV above on a pink wall with teal and gold geometric wallpaper.

We splashed out on The Frame TV from Samsung which looks like a picture when the TV is off. It came with a free frame which I sprayed gold to tie in with the other gold accents in the room. We teamed it with a Samsung soundbar, which we disguised by hanging it on the wall just above my upcycled mid-century sideboard. Andy hid the wires to the TV behind the stud wall, and we put our V6 box inside the sideboard. I explain how you can operate it through the door with your remote in my living room renovation post.

All of this was to hide ugly wires and electrical items that we all have and love, but are not the prettiest things to look at!

artificial trailing plant, quirky bust ornament and be kind plaque on geometric sideboard with pink wall behind.

The blind faith ornament was from Rockett St. George, a fabulous quirky interiors shop and the gold plant pot from H&M.

Pink wall with teal and gold geometric band of wallpaper and quirky prints in gold frames.

Rather than hanging pictures above the centre of the sofa, I decided to create a gallery around the corner of the wall. This is made up of – brush stroke poster, smoking woman poster, yesterday, tomorrow, now poster, nap time poster, tassel mirror.

Mix Materials, Heights & Textures

gold shelving unit in front of pink and teal wall with spider plant, snake bookends, books and quirky ornaments.

I styled my gold sprayed shelving unit with various quirky home accessories, including a Blush planter, artificial trailing Jasmin, monkey clock (unfortunately no longer available), snake bookends, dripping gold pot (no longer available) and gold peace sign hand.

Use a variety of accessories with different heights, materials and textures to add interest to your styling.

French Louis fireplace with sunburst mirror above and trailing plant, pampas grass, box office sign, hand vase and Hendricks bottle on mantel with geometric wallpaper, wood basket and fern inside.

I decorated the inside of the fireplace to tie in with the ceiling using the same wallpaper, finishing it off with my log basket filled with festoon lights and a fern.

I dressed the fire surround with an artificial trailing plant in pot, black embossed vase,  pampas grass, *box office sign and girl power hand vase. The stunning gold sunburst mirror was from John Lewis, but unfortunately no longer available.

Teal and pink room with gold shelving unit to the left, then a blush velvet swivel chair with a star leopard print cushion next to a hare lamp and gold and teal plant stand on a herringbone floor with a watercolour quirky print of a woman above.

The blush velvet swivel chair compliments and contrasts with the sofa. This creates a separate cosy zone in the room together with the leopard star cushion, teal & gold plant stand, artificial string of pearls and hare lamp.

The forever eclectic poster and face like a melody poster flank the fireplace.

Pink wall with teal and gold geometric border and quirky lady picture, with feather table lamp below, edge of fireplace to the left with hand vase and leopard cushion in foreground.

Add Various Mood Lamps

pink room wall with a feather lamp in front on a glass table with string of pearls in pot and agate and gold coaster.

I’ve included 7 lamps in nooks around the room to create a relaxed ambience. This Lipsy feather table lamp adds a quirky touch.

Living room with pink and teal walls furnished with herringbone floor, quirky ornament bust, faux banana plant, monochrome basket, star lamp geometric wallpaper. #maximalistdecor #homeaccessories #livingroomrenovation

The star lamp, along with all the other lamps in the room create cosy pockets of light in the evening.

I softened the corner of the room with a faux banana tree in a  *Monochrome basket, which was a steal at £15! 

Living room with pink and teal walls furnished with teal velvet sofa, glass coffee table styled with tray and flowers on a berber rug covering a herringbone floor with banana plant in corner. #maximalistdecor #homeaccessories #livingroomrenovation

The coffee table (unfortunately no longer available), as with most of the furniture in the room was purposely chosen with a glass top and/or open legs as opposed to solid pieces, to create a feeling of space in the narrow room.

Black reed diffuser on a pile of home magazines with chair, picture, plant stand and shelving unit in the background.

Another important part of home decor is introducing scent into the space. Candles and reed diffusers are a great way to do this.

Save having to turn each lamp on and off every day, I bought a pack of *smart plugs. You just set a timer from the phone app. They are brilliant! 

Champagne gold plug socket with plug timer.

We replaced all of the plug sockets with these champagne gold *Trendi ones. 

Have fun adding quirky home accessories to your interior decor.


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