When we moved in almost three years ago we didn't have a lot of furniture as we were coming from a tiny flat. The magnolia walls were not to my taste and our budget wasn't even in the realms of healthy and so I've been adding slowly, picking up things from charity shops and given things to eventually make this room look homely. First we white washed the walls and added an exposed brick effect wallpaper to the wall with the mantlepiece. The table the TV stands on and the sofas were second hand gifts, the vintage broken sideboard that the sofa rests against was found on the side of a road at 3am and the dresser which pulls all the different types of distressed wood together with the white elements of the living room furniture was kindly gifted by Argos. All together with some cheap little bits dotted around I'm becoming happy with it.
I'm not going to pretend I live somewhere perfect. There's a whole corner full of unorganised things that just looks like piles of tat and I wanted to show a real representation of where I live and how I live in it. God knows, I wish I could be more organised and I do try but I'm more comfortable with a bit of destruction against the pretty rather than the show homes I may be aesthetically envious of.