How to refresh your grey living room with Spring’s hottest pastel hue

mamasVIB | V. I. BUYS: How to refresh your grey living room with Spring's hottest pastel hue
PICT: Marks & Spencer

When we first moved into our home the living room proved to be the easiest to decorate. 

Some specially fitted bookshelves, a small plaster job and quick re-paint meant we could save our cash for the bigger jobs (hello ‘money pit’ kitchen) – but it also meant that I didn’t really give much thought to the ‘look’.

The colour was pretty much governed by our curtains from our previous flat – as they had cost an arm and a leg – and they fitted the new windows so seemed a waste to change them. 

I still love them – thankfully. But, if I’m honest it would have been nice to start afresh and plan a whole new colour scheme.

Maybe because I’m having a bit of a grey moment. Isn’t everybody? 

As I love how it can be mixed with up-to-date shades and more subtle hues to create a fresh look. I’ve noticed a lot of blush tones around at the moment – and pink is not normally a colour I would think of for a grown-up lounge.

But, it works especially well when mixed with this seasons continuing love of rose golds and coppers.

If I can’t have a new front room in real life then I can sure make up a dream wish list on here – can’t I?

mamasVIB | V. I. BUYS: How to refresh your grey living room with Spring's hottest pastel hue
PICT: Furniture Village

mamasVIB | V. I. BUYS: How to refresh your grey living room with Spring's hottest pastel hue

1. Hanging Consuela rose gold Lamp made to order Light Living

Simple, elegant and so on trend.

2. Jacquard-weave cushion cover £12.99 H&M

Love this – will help to liven up the sofa.

3. Cosy Rug from £30 Next

A classic rug to break up the carpet – great prices too.

4. Umbra Pace wall clock £30 Amara

An elegant pale grey clock that doesn’t take over take the room.

5. Cushion from £3 Primark

Love the tassels – love the prices even more.

6. Chair £359 Fishpools

I’ve always liked the idea of two chairs – that are different to the sofa – side by side with a table between. Sadly, don’t have the space at moment 

7. Wire nest coral tables £79 (set of 2) Marks & Spencer

How gorgeous are these? So modern and yet the perfect update that will last.

8. Candle £12.99 H&M

An easy way to inject some colour into a room.

9. Shades of Grey- Decorating with the most elegant of neutrals by Kate Watson Smyth £13.59 Amazon

Am so over the film – but a book on grey interiors – hello

10. Umbra Prisma Mirror £80 Amara

What a beautiful mirror – and sure to be a focal point to any room.

11. Nantucket Large Sofa from £999 Marks & Spencer

A modern shape that allows any accessories and dressing-up to take centre stage.

12. Dove Grey DAB Radio from £170 Roberts Radio

Every front room needs one of these vintage style radios.


  1. March 11, 2016 / 8:13 am

    When we first started to do our lounge I was adamant I wanted a grey couch just like that one. We ended up with a brown leather one which has been hammered by the kids so it is a good job, but now it is time to change so maybe I can get it now!

  2. March 11, 2016 / 10:16 am

    Love this look, i'm going to be faced with a very blank canvas very soon & a bit overwhelmed by it tbh!! x

  3. March 14, 2016 / 4:13 pm

    I love grey couches! They look so nice with a pop of colour on them. I wish we could have nice things in our living room but until those boys are a little older I have no chance 🙂

  4. March 17, 2016 / 9:15 am

    LOVE this! I think that grey is so understated and not only love it in my home I love it in outfits too. I particularly love to team it with yellow. Yellow isn't my colour but I love it all the same and find grey to be a happy mediator xXx

  5. March 17, 2016 / 2:04 pm

    Love the grey colour scheme. The pink accents are gorgeous. I'd quite like some grey chevron cushions too x

  6. March 28, 2016 / 7:05 am

    Such a gorgeous colour scheme. I think the grey with blush pink accessories is stunning. Hopefully, when we eventually get round to decorating our living room then this is a colour palette that we could use. Great choices too. I love the chair and that rug from Next is amazing value. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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