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Alcoves - learning to style them

Alcoves - learning to style them

So the liveroom is finally coming together and I have started trying to style the alcove’s either side of the fireplace. The chairs make a lovely snug area and I definitely need more rugs and throws around (you can never have to many right?).

Am still very new to popping items together and have found Instagram and Pinterest so useful to what to place how to place and where to place the items within the alcoves.

I’m pretty sure I’ll be tweaking or playing with the items on the shelves constantly like everything else in the house, I’m also really keen to have a look in the loft and see what trinkets I can look to place up on the shelves as I’m always a fan of mixing old with new.

The huge wine bottle lampshade (never drank it I promise) was inspired by a trip to Italy a couple of years back in all the restaurants along the Sestri Levante they used old large bottles as the lampshades and I fell in love with it. My local wine seller let me take the bottle (in exchange for regular sized wine) and I managed to find the light fitting on Amazon dead simple. 

I've added incense either side and added faux hydrangeas from Sainsburys of all places. 

Healthy Southern Fried Chicken

Healthy Southern Fried Chicken

Chilli Con Carne the perfect family meal

Chilli Con Carne the perfect family meal