Five Living Room Designs for under £3,500
WOW, I have not blogged for bloody ages. Since I set up my teeny Interior Design business Studio Fortnum I have been BUSYYYYY. Which is good, because it was a risky little move to sack in my job and start on my own but it also makes me a pretty useless blogger. Also now I effectively have two 'identities' (jeeze what an absolute tosser) I don't know how to merge them. I'm thinking of sacking off Six Things and just having a blog as part of my website, I could do with some help / thoughts though if any of you marketing pros can lemme know what y'all think?
Anyway.......I had a little swap whereby I gave an insta fashionista some living room design concepts as she sent me a capsule wardrobe shopping list after begging the internet to help me look less.... exhausted-mum-covered-in-baby-food. So I thought I might as well share this (seeing as it was a swapsie and it isn't a paying client). I kept all the options under £3.5k which, I think, Is a seriously viable amount to spend on an entire living room. Buy the entirety of one of these options and you're laughing. Disclaimer; some of the rugs come in various sizes, buy the biggest you can afford / your room can handle.
I gave her five options after her brief (little rebel I am with the five. Move over number six). The brief in essence was;
Small London living room in bright period apartment, want it to feel a mixture of stylish scandi and uber cool New-York vibes. These two are not mutually exclusive so are doable. I mean, if they'd given me rustic cabin and 80's neon I might have struggled But these two sit pretty together.
Anyway here are the options. I was only going to publish one on here, but I gave them all because a) i'm super generous (jokes) and b) sharing is caring.
OPTION ONE. Stylish, cool. AND THAT ARMCHAIR? GIMMMMME.
TOTAL SPEND = £3,472
TOTAL COST = £3,430
OPTION THREE. That rug and sofa option work SO well together. Classic, but still fun.
TOTAL COST = £2,904
OPTION FOUR. Maybe my fave. The habitat light is amazing for £250 too - score.
TOTAL COST = £2,558
OPTION FIVE. Sofa's with legs rather than blocky sofas will always make a small space feel more open as you can see beneath. This is a sophisticated little set up for sure.
TOTAL COST = £3,425
That's ya lot. As always PLEASE let me know if you buy any of these things .......because I am incredibly nosey.