THE HOUSE EDIT: OUR SNUG MOOD BOARD

“I give you, our snug mood board! I’m envisaging it to be a space where I can sneak off to for some quiet time. Where I can curl up under a blanket with a good book at the end of a long day…”

It’s been a little while since I shared the first mood board with you, but the second one is here! I’m calling it a mood board, but realistically it’s probably more of a room mock up. Let’s just roll with it. I give you, our snug mood board!

THE SNUG MOOD BOARD

THE SPACE

Due to the extension, our current living room will soon be turning into a snug. Which will most likely be referred to as the ‘adult’ living room one day down the line…

It’s a small room at the front of the house, so it seemed quite fitting for it to be a ‘snug’ for us going forward. I’m envisaging it to be a space where I can sneak off to for some quiet time. Where I can curl up under a blanket with a good book at the end of a long day. And it’s definitely where Harry’s Playstation is going to be kept!

Light, bright and tidy spaces are key to making me feeling calm and relaxed. As that’s what this snug is all about. We’re going to be painting it all white (which will be a common theme throughout the house – excluding the w/c) to make the most of the natural light it gets. It will then be the textiles and accessories that will add in hints of colour!

THE MOOD BOARD EXPLAINED

As you can never have enough storage, for me, it was an obvious first choice to include built-in shelving and cupboards to both alcoves. It will nicely frame the original fireplace and be a focal point in the room. It will also be extremely practical – somewhere to put our bits and pieces, as well as giving me a challenge to get some serious #shelfiegoals!

Next to this, we’ll have the TV on the wall, sitting above the fireplace. Probably. Our current TV is too big to fit in the alcoves, and it seems a huge waste to buy another right now. Harry apparently got his way on that one…

Opposite this, we have our sofa (the perfect spot for lounging on!). Here, we’ll be adding a circular turning coffee table. I absolutely love the idea of having a table where we can store our bits and pieces. It not only looks good, but it’s also super practical. We can hide away any mess (like TV remotes), but also open it up when needed to make it bigger for the important stuff – drinks and snacks!

We also have a big bay window (which I’m yet to mock up) where we’ll be adding shutters. We definitely want to add some sort of additional seating in this area too. I’m going to wait until the rest of the room is done first though to decide what would look best. A love seat, armchair or even a day bed…

THE SMALLER DETAILS

In terms of the finishing touches, we’ll be making a few small changes to the existing fireplace. As much as I love it, we’re hoping to change up the tiles. They’re very cracked and broken, so they need some TLC. We’ll be getting some that look a little more modern and in keeping with our style, as well as adding in a small hearth too.

I’m also hoping to add in a lovely pouffe for the corner of the room. It will add to the cosiness, but we can also bring it into other rooms as and when needed. A big canvas of art will sit above the sofa (which I may have a go at doing myself thanks to Kirsty’s tutorials!) and a statement light in the centre of the room will finish off the room perfectly. I absolutely LOVE this one! I’m also hoping to find some nice picture wall lights, to add to the top of the alcoves. I haven’t found any I like just yet, so the hunt continues!

Other than this, we’ll be adding in textiles to make the room feel more ‘snug’. A new, thick wool carpet for the floor will add to the cosy vibes. Soft throws and blankets will of course be needed, as well as having a mix of linen and cotton cushions for the sofa. And I’m still contemplating adding in some panelling to this room as well. Decisions, decisions! Oh, and not forgetting the all important candles. Lots of candles!

I HOPE YOU LIKE IT!

It goes without saying that the snug isn’t high up on the priority list of jobs to do (hi extension!). But, I’m really trying to look at the house as a whole, rather than as separate rooms to make sure they all flow nicely.

No doubt there will be tweaks here and there, but I’m pretty happy with the space mocked up for the snug mood board so far! I can’t wait to have a small, cosy space to retreat to!

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