Interiors

Before and after: Living room

September 9, 2016

An updated living room

My husband and I have been living at the same place for almost 10 years. It is a good size 2-bedroom apartment with a very large kitchen, a good size living and dining rooms and a medium size balcony.  Because we need more space and haven’t been able to find something better yet, we decided to maximize it on a budget.

Our home has a contemporary style and we like to mix budget furniture such as IKEA and local Swiss brands with high street pieces.

This was the BEFORE:
The room measures around 21 square meters and before the integration it was only used as our living room.

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AFTER:
Because we wanted to move our home office to the dining room, I recycled our old office desk which became a dining table for four to six people and integrated it in the living area. I placed it near the balcony so it can also be used during summer to accommodate guests when we host bbq parties at home.

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We didn’t want to make new holes on the wall and therefore we kept the shelf unit at the same position as before and just moved the TV unit a bit to the right, opening space to a large plant and giving a nice asymmetry to the room. I am still looking for a nice wall decor idea to place behind the TV. Any suggestions?

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Although the room is not very large, a few friends have already told us that we were able to make the space cozier than before.living-7-copy
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Soon I will share the pictures of our new home office with you.

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