The snug before & after

Updated: Feb 9



Before we moved in, the small room between the hallway and the kitchen, (referred to as the snug since day one) was going to be an office space. Then after living in the house for a while I realised the space would not be used much as an office day to day. So then we thought that perhaps a storage or boot room would be a good use of space, but decided that the room was going to become too busy.


We decided to keep it as a snug. The room is quite naturally cosy and dark and would make a great home for our books and a couple of armchairs or sofa. Most importantly it would be a relaxing place to sit and have a cuppa or a glass of wine.


The walls were painted dark brown and cream so firstly we decided to paint the whole space a calming shade of green. Although it's a small room with not much light, painting it white could have been too cold. The room has an opening that leads into the kitchen which is bright and white so it's nice to have a slightly different contrast.




The property is old with low ceilings so in most of the rooms we have wall lights that don't give off much light. In the snug we switched the old lights for these pink wall lights from John Lewis with an exposed bulb and they add so much more light to the room without being to bright


The property is old with low ceilings so in most of the rooms we have wall lights that don't give off much light. In the snug we switched the old lights for these pink wall lights from John Lewis with an exposed bulb and they add so much more light to the room without being to bright.


The purpose of the room could change in the future so we didn't want to add any built in storage. With little shelving in the living room we thought a bookcase would fit perfectly in the room. The bookcase was from Made.com and colour coding the books was something I've been wanting to do for ages! Leaving enough room for some cosy seating. This is the first room in the house that's completely redecorated and I'm so pleased with it. Looking forward to sitting in here on a winter's evening.





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