We are in the very slow, but steady process of improving our Living Room.
I think working on your lounge or living room, or whatever you prefer to call it, is often slow because you spend so much time in there. I know we do. So you put off bigger jobs, that’d cause upheaval because you just want to sit and relax and the end of the day.
Sitting and lounging has been much improved since we bought our new sofa, and I’ve switched around some furniture from other parts of the house that now work better in here.
The back of our living room is basically a glass wall, with sliding doors out onto the patio and garden. You might remember I had my desk in the part of the room until very recently (more on this move in a future post).
I’ve plans to make this end of the living room into a garden room; a little reading nook with lots of plants. The corner sofa really helps with the division of the space.
I’ve moved my much loved peacock chair back into this area (it has been in nearly every room!) and we’ve a new footstool that works in here or in the main part of the living room with the sofa.
The footstool is handmade. I worked closely with The Footstool Workshop to create something that would be versatile enough for our space, compliment the green of the sofa and forthcoming plants; but also have that classic, timeless look that I love.
On The Footstool Workshop website you can build your own footstool, starting with the size. There’s a wide selection to choose from, some of them include storage too.
You can then choose your;
- fabric; do make use of the free fabric sample service it’s really fast (or you can send your own fabric to them)
- leg style; a variety of heights, woods, shapes, wheels
- trim style
We went for a deep buttoned plain wool in Willow with nine inch tapered oak legs and full studs. Ours is also classed as a small footstool at 18 inches square, but as you can see, it is a very substantial piece of furniture.
I love the deep buttoned look, it’s the thing I loved most about our previous sofa. You do need to keep on top of the vacuuming though as its amazing what kids will put inside these holes!
Would you fancy designing your own footstool? See the giveaway at the end of the post.
The whole experience of ordering this footstool was really easy, and the communication about dispatch and making the footstool was all crystal clear. I knew what was going on, the lead time and the delivery time- makes you wonder why all companies dont do this.
So, is your living room looking for a little refresh, perhaps in the order of a new footstool?
I’d love to see some vintage fabric used for one of these. Enter below to win and in the comments do tell me which footstool you’d go for and why.
The prize on offer is a handmade footstool up to the value of £350.
You get to choose choose the legs, buttoning and the trim, to create something perfect for your space.
*** I will be sending out a money off code from The Footstool Workshop in a forthcoming newsletter so if you don’t want to miss out do sign up in the options below ***