Get the Look: Black Leather Sofa Living Room Ideas


Do you want to make a bold statement? Do you want a piece of furniture that will last a lifetime? Are you looking for stylish furniture that is functional and practical? Then look no further; meet The Black Leather Sofa.

Firstly, we need to rid ourselves of the old stereotype of the black leather sofa sat coldly in the bachelor pad. Who needs that? Time to rethink the black leather sofa as it’s so versatile! Think modern, monochrome, contemporary, industrial, stylish, classic, sophisticated and pure glamour.

Here are a few living room ideas that will inspire you to reinvent your black leather sofa:

Black leather sofa living room inspiration ideas

How to decorate living room with black leather sofa

Monochrome living rooms black leather sofa

Monochrome living room ideas black leather sofa

How to decorate monochrome living room black leather sofa

BLACK LEATHER SOFA

For more home decor ideas, interior design and garden inspiration, we recommend that you click here to check out our Home Decor section of the Alphabet Lifestyle blog.

 

Turn your urban garden into a dreamy Balinese Oasis

Be inspired by Balinese garden features

Inspired by our recent travels to Bali we have gathered a few of our favourite photos showcasing how to extend your home into the outdoors in that exotic way that the Balinese people do so well, whilst creating a tranquil space that exudes that Bali essence.

 

From winding stone paths to decorative garden accessories and cushions, there are lots of creative ways for urban gardens that work brilliantly. Take a look at our pick of John Lewis high street must-haves below.
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Shop must-have Balinese inspired garden furniture at John Lewis
John Lewis Westminster Valencia Round 8-10 Seater Garden Dining Set £9870
John Lewis Westminster Valencia Round 8-10 Seater Garden Dining Set £9870

 

John Lewis 4 Seasons Outdoor Valentine High Back 6 Seater Garden Dining Set £3,215.00
John Lewis 4 Seasons Outdoor Valentine High Back 6 Seater Garden Dining Set £3,215.00
John Lewis CoSi Amsterdam Weatherproof Corner Sofa Set, Graphite £3,799.00
John Lewis CoSi Amsterdam Weatherproof Corner Sofa Set, Graphite £3,799.00
John Lewis Ethimo Cube Sofa Coffee Set £2,395.00
John Lewis Ethimo Cube Sofa Coffee Set £2,395.00
John Lewis Pebble Tealights, Pack of 6
John Lewis Pebble Tealights, Pack of 6 £8.00

 

John Lewis Fusion Hurricane Lamp, Gold £35.00
John Lewis Fusion Hurricane Lamp, Gold £35.00
John Lewis Fusion Bamboo Globe Lantern, Small £40.00
John Lewis Fusion Bamboo Globe Lantern, Small £40.00
John Lewis Hanging Tulip Tealight Holder £10.00
John Lewis Hanging Tulip Tealight Holder £10.00
John Lewis Hanging Tulip Tealight Holder £10.00
John Lewis Hanging Tulip Tealight Holder £10.00
John Lewis Sitting Buddha Ornament, Gold £50.00
John Lewis Sitting Buddha Ornament, Gold £50.00
John Lewis Dakara Floor Cushion £110
John Lewis Dakara Floor Cushion £110

John Lewis Kelim Pouffe, Blue

John Lewis Kelim Pouffe, Blue £120
John Lewis Kelim Pouffe, Blue £120

Travel inspired interiors

Travel inspired home interiors and home decor DIY tips

We all have those treasured travel pieces that we carefully packed into our luggage to bring home, only to find that we don’t know what to do with them. See our travel inspired interiors for ideas how to blend them into your home decor.

Travel inspired home interiors and home decor DIY travel tips

Transform a simple white scheme by adding ethnic prints. This interior is lifted by simple black and white themed prints and the addition of a few pieces of raw wood accessories.

Travel inspired home interiors and home decor DIY travel tips

Display handcrafted artefacts against a simple, crisp white background. Group tribal, ethnic materials to create this out-of-Africa vibe.

 

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A bohemian styled interior is given the travelled look with the addition of raw wood, weathered iron and tribal prints. Think Turkish delight.

Travel inspired home interiors - create a display of travel memorabilia
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Create a display of treasured travel objects, or group your favourite travel photographs to make a statement wall display.

Travel inspired home interiors how to display travel photos at home

Travel inspired home interiors - Greek blue & white kitchen tiles inspirationA cool mix of blue and white will add a Greek island vibe. Greek homes traditionally use blue and white both indoors and outdoors. A simple way to create a laid back island vibe.

Get The Look : Green with envy


Green symbolises renewal, growth and hope. Green is the colour of spring, a time when life is revived, it represents a sense of well-being, harmony and balance. Be inspired by these home decorating ideas & tips to refresh your room with the colour of nature and serenity.

Interior design green room decorating ideas
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Add rich tones of green using sumptuous velvet textures. Make the most of the natural light sources and place a plant by the window to create balance and harmony.

Interior design green room decorating ideas
Green velvet and dramatic art work well together to create a dramatic statement against a crisp, fresh white background.
Interior design green room decorating ideas statement wall green sofa
…or paint a statement wall.

 Interior design green room decorating ideas

Opt for darker hues of green for a dramatic and moody interior. Don’t be afraid of the dark; dark spaces can be warm and welcoming, very relaxing.

Green works well with other dark colours, try pairing with shades of petrol blue or slate grey.

 Interior design green room decorating ideas
Connect with nature. Bring the outdoors inside with the addition of green plants to a room.

Interior design green room decorating ideas

Don’t hesitate, get creative. If you don’t love it, it’s pretty easy and cheap to repaint a statement wall. But we do recommend that you live with it for a few days. It’s surprising how things can grow on you.

Interior design green room decorating ideas
Green is the new black.
Interior design green room decorating ideas
Create a plant haven. Note the subtle green sofa, so delicate.

Interior design green room decorating ideas

Green works in the bedroom because of its calming natures. Try raw, natural shades of green, linked with the outdoors. It will bring a sense of relaxation to your space and leave you feeling fresh and revived.
 Interior design green room decorating ideas

Be modern and brave. Choose a vibrant addition to your room. This sofa adds a zing of colour to a simple scheme.

 Interior design green room decorating ideas and tips Not feeling quite so brave? Well then, choose green accessories for a modern feel. We are craving this modern green bubble light.

Interior design green room decorating ideas and furniture

…..and who wouldn’t just love to add this aged dresser to their hallway.

What do you think? Let us know.

Brighten your home with an original piece of artwork


Brighten your home with an original piece of art work by Sandy Welch, an artist from West Hartland, Connecticut, USA.

“Painting is vital to my life. I paint from a youthful, fresh, feminine and passionate perspective. Summer is my mirror, and fashion is my muse. The many faces and inner beauty of women fascinate me. I’m excited by the beauty that surrounds me. This is how I choose to create my life and my art”.

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‘Isn’t it Romantic’ by Sandy Welch
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‘Belle Fleur’
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‘A Splash of 5’
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‘Peony’
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‘J’aime La Vie!’
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‘I Love You Joan’
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‘Sweet-Heart ‘
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‘Shoe Strings’

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Inspired by her love of the world of fashion, she creates images filled with the colours of summer. To see more of her work, visit her website here

Sandy Welch’s artwork can also be purchased at Sattchi Art.

Making the most of small spaces

Small home spaces interior design solutions Alphabet Lifestyle

Make your small space work harder with smart architecture and interior design solutions for making it look and feel larger than it actually is.

Project: Intersect House, Stoke Newington, London, U.K.

Client brief inspiration: ‘Cozy coffeehouse vibe’

Architect: William Tozer Associates

Small home spaces interior design solutions Alphabet Lifestyle
A Lebanese cedar island and stainless-steel countertops provide ample work space
Small home spaces interior design solutions Alphabet Lifestyle
The clutter-free, cedar-lined kitchen seemingly awaits the arrival of its barista.

Small home spaces interior design solutions Alphabet Lifestyle

Source: This Kitchen Is as Cozy as Your Favorite Coffee Shop and That’s Exactly the Idea

Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls

Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls - Alphabet Lifestyle Design tips

Ideas and inspiration to help you create a unique, modern industrial interior design that transforms your home environment.

Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls - Alphabet Lifestyle Design tips
For an industrial interior design include ironwork and accessorise with dark metals Source: @paulinaarcklin.nl

By incorporating exposed brick walls into your home you can add character and raw charm into any interior space. Exposed brick can provide high style, rustic accents or a modern, industrial feel.

Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls - Alphabet Lifestyle Design tips
Copper tones will add warmth to living room or bedroom spaces

Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls - Alphabet Lifestyle Design tips

Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls - Alphabet Lifestyle Design tips

To soften the look team raw elements such as brick and concrete with a natural palette…

…and add a gallery wall and fresh flowers for a feminine touch.

 

Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls - Alphabet Lifestyle Design tips
Bohemian fabrics and modern lighting installations immediately add character and personality Source:anthropologie.com
Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls - Alphabet Lifestyle Design tips
Stick to cool neutral tones for fresh beach vibe
Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls - Alphabet Lifestyle Design tips
Texture is important – flaking paint x leafy plants = retro style Source: anthropologie.com

Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls - Alphabet Lifestyle Design tips

We LOVE this incredible kitchen…

…replicate the look by adding large, inexpensive utilitarian glass jars with metal lids to store kitchen staples…

…add plants, retro wooden chairs, jars for string, wooden cotton reels, old scissors, light globes, pegs and tea-light candles…

…and voila, your own modern warehouse breakfast diner!

Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls - Alphabet Lifestyle Design tips
Enhance the earthy brick tones with warm fire shades

Shop the finishing touches

Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls John Lewis Hanging Tealight Holder
John Lewis Hanging Tealight Holder £8.00 – Order online at John Lewis now >
John Lewis Hanging Tealight Holder
Kaemingk Rattan Glass Lantern £75.00 – Order online at John Lewis now >
Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls John Lewis
John Lewis Samara Living & Dining Room Furniture – Order online at John Lewis now >
Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls John Lewis
Nordlux Artist LED Large Pendant Light, Copper – £225.00 – Order online at John Lewis now >

Inside a fabulous Swedish home

Scandinavian home interior design, Malin Persson, interior designer

Sometimes we stumble across a home that we just have to share with you. Take a peek inside the Scandinavian home of Malin Persson, an interior designer and her Italian husband.  They have successfully renovated the 1908 building, managing to maintain its original charm. Together they have created a beautiful space for entertaining friends and family, a fusion of their two home countries, blending original antique pieces with new in an eclectic style.

Malin Persson, interior design inspiration - Scandinavian decor

Malin Persson, interior design inspiration - Scandinavian decor

Malin Persson, interior design inspiration - Scandinavian home decor

Malin Persson, interior design inspiration - Scandinavian home decor

Malin Persson, interior design inspiration - Scandinavian home decor Malin Persson, interior design inspiration - Scandinavian home decor Malin Persson, interior design inspiration - Scandinavian home decor Malin Persson, interior design inspiration - Scandinavian home decor Malin Persson, interior design inspiration - Scandinavian home decor Malin Persson, interior design inspiration - Scandinavian home decor

Malin Persson, interior design inspiration - Scandinavian home decor Malin Persson, interior design inspiration - Scandinavian home decor

To see more inspiring Scandanivain home decor visit Milk DecorationFor more Alphabet Lifestyle ‘real home’ inspiration see our post on Inside the home of Annika con Holdt