Since our move was delayed for 6 months due to the pandemic, we have a lot of time to plan. I manage to snap all the bare wall photos and measurements of our home beforehand, so it comes in super handy while deciding on the style.
The first thing is the living room feature wall. Having seen hundreds of designs as part of my work, deciding one for our own home is more complicated than it seems. I got a little psycho and did so many versions, but one thing is for sure, the style that we want to achieve is a bohemian decor style with a coastal beach twist or some would call it bohemian beachy chic.
This theme is great as both me and hubs work from home, and we want our home to be carefree and have a chilled and relaxed vibe, away from all the stress.
This sofa was one of the first things we purchased for our home. It was a hard find, as I wanted a sofa that is laid back and ideal for stretching out, my hubs call me a sotong, hehe. Also, it is perfect for a movie night, when we have friends or families over (well, when that happens). I love its neutral colour, although having to maintain it is a different story! But the good thing with a neutral palette is you can play with colours and textures from the throw and pillows.
Initially, we wanted a leather armchair to create a more masculine space, but this two armchair was love at a first sight, and it was the only 1 one of kind pair we found at a local furniture shop.
The moment we got our keys, we brought in paint and brush to start with our mural project. We finally decided to paint this gorgeous floral design as our feature wall and it was completed within the same day! I love this design so much as it really defines the space and it is exactly what I imagined it to be. The colour of this mural also reflects the pool which is within a few meters away.
Currently, we are using Ikea sheer curtains for the windows, we wanted to install nice curtains from the ceiling, but it cost a bomb! So maybe later.
Heads up, there is a tall basket vase on the right to the console, it kinda looks unfinished. We will eventually get a nicer plant or pampas - we just haven’t found the right one yet! 😉
I also recently just remove all carpets from our home to make the house more dust-free, as I just got to know that I am allergic to dust. Maybe we only use carpets when we can have guests over.
After I started working more and more on styling my own home, I realised that certain things bothered me so much. One of the things is cables and wiring, so I hid it with rattan baskets. Well, it works! Ah, the beauty of Shoppee!
I absolutely love having fresh florals in the house, however, I only saved them for special occasions, as it can be quite high maintenance and costly.
Fake flowers are also a wonderful way to add freshness and life to the living room. Plus, they can last forever!
Up to date, there are still so many things that are still work in progress. But you know what they say, Rome wasn't built in a day!
If you like to see more Mural, Artwork or other DIY projects that you can work on for your home, head over to my home journey diary @ Coastal Paradize!
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