Putting the Finishing Touches to Our Living Room, with BoConcept Glasgow
This is a sponsored post in collaboration with BoConcept, all opinions are my own.
Now that the major things are in place in our living room (walls painted, sofa delivered!), it's time to start thinking about those finishing touches, and ways to style the room to ensure it always looks and feels stylish, welcoming, warm and inviting - I've been pinning like crazy to gather ideas and inspiration.
With all this in mind, when BoConcept got in touch to invite me to put together a wishlist of items from their Glasgow store, I knew I wanted to focus on those items that would give our living space a real sense of style - sleek, sophisticated and Scandinavian, of course.
As you may remember, the theme for our living room is based around a colour palette of grey, navy, white and gold, with accents of rich, dark wood to tie into our original floorboards, shutters and vintage sideboard. BoConcept's aesthetic fits in so beautifully with this, it was hard to whittle down which products I thought would fit the best in our space - especially as we're trying to be a little more minimal...
In our narrow living room, what we need is more space for seating, and the Lugano storage bench is a 2-in-1 problem solver, giving us a little extra seating for guests, as well as being the ideal place to hide away excess tat lying around (I said we were trying to be minimal, I didn't say we were succeeding...). The doorbell goes, you throw everything in the bench, et voila - a tidy and welcoming space for guests! I'd pop a couple of the plush grey velvet cushions on top of it, and scatter a few on our sofa too; velvet just feels really luxe and inviting, especially in the chillier months, and this cool silvery grey shade would tie in beautifully with our grey walls.
Finding items to put on the walls is a tricky thing to do; it's almost as big a commitment as choosing the colour of the walls themselves. We've hung a few paintings we already owned, but there's still an expanse of bare wall waiting to be dressed. With the decor and the furniture being quite sleek and pared back, I like to add colour and personality through art and decorations; this Hans Christian Andersen-inspired Swan print would be a great choice, as it's beautifully retro and injects some personality into the space, without being overly colourful or wacky. I love the style and I think it would look right at home above our sideboard.
In more practical terms, both Lewis and I have been obsessed with the Vega wall clock for weeks now; we both love its clean, sleek aesthetic, and how it looks just like a watch I gave him for his birthday earlier this year. The more I look at it, the more convinced I am to run with it to the till next time we're in store.
For the final finishing touches, I think accents and lighting both add so much to a space, without being dominant. It's those tiny added details which really elevate a room and take it to Instagram-standard. With my new-found floristry skills in place, another vase is exactly what I need, and the Twist vase, with its elegant navy and brass colour scheme, would be ideal for showing off my next floral centrepiece. And for finishing off our sideboard in style, the Stockholm table lamp and the marble Living tealight holder would go hand in hand, tying together all of the colours in the room to give a stylish and cohesive finished effect.
If you're looking for those sleek, chic items to really pull your room together and give you a finished look that wouldn't look out of place in the pages of ELLE Decoration, I definitely recommend you take a look at BoConcept's website, or better still, take a trip to their furniture shops in Glasgow or Edinburgh. You might end up blowing the budget, but at least your surroundings will be seriously stylish...