Living room makeover plans and a coffee table giveaway

As if embarking on a kitchen makeover in the new year wasn’t enough, I was standing in my living room the other day and made up my mind that I definitely want to completely change my living room at the same time. How on earth can I have a lovely ‘new’ kitchen and not apply the same love and attention to the space we spend most of our time in? Well, that was the argument I used when persuading Jules – he thinks it is a complete waste of money, obvs! The fact is that I have never bought anything for our living room, except for the sideboard and rug, as it all came from my previous flat and the sofa and huge armchair have always been too big for this space. There is just too much going on and it has begun to feel cramped and completely mis-matched to the rest of our flat since re-doing our home office, hallway and bedroom. The rest of flat is all white and pastels and I have gone off all of the colours in this room and the mix of patterns. It all has to go!

Living room makeover plans and a coffee table giveaway with Houseology | Photography by

The only things that I plan to keep in this room are the dining table and Ercol chairs. Everything else has to go as it feels too cramped, heavy and mis-matched in this room. The kitchen is just round the corner to the left so I would like the two spaces to both be light, bright and a bit more sophisticated. Photo by Katharine Peachey

Living room makeover plans and a coffee table giveaway with Houseology  | Photography by

I would love a new coffee table instead of my mum’s old school trunk as this feels too heavy and large for this space. Photo by Katharine Peachey

A new sofa and chairs are on order (I’m so flipping excited I might internally combust!), a new rug has already arrived (I do LOVE my kilim rug but Otto has begun to destroy it so it needs to be saved before it is completely ruined), my sideboard has been sold and I am lusting after a new coffee table. I want to go for more of a Scandi vibe with a bit of mid-century flavour in my living room so it feels less cluttered, calmer and more in keeping with the rest of the flat. I have got a firm eye on one of these tables and guess what?! The lovely folks over at Houseology would like to celebrate Christmas by giving away a coffee table to one of my readers. It can be any coffee table of your choice up to the value of £500. Wowzers!

These are my favourite picks (can you guess which one I want for my new living room?) but you get to choose whichever one you like up to a value of £500. Have a look at the full collection here – decisions, decisions! And as if that wasn’t enough my lovely blogger friends Lori, Amanda and Rachel all have £500 Houseology vouchers to give away at the same time but on different types of homewares so make sure you visit their blogs – you could end up with a whole living room of new stuff, too!

– Pop over to Ana Mum Diary to win £500 to spend on side tables.
The Ordinary Lovely has £500 to give you to buy yourself a new table lamp.
– Over on Wild & Grizzly grab £500 to spend on pendant lights.

All you have to do to enter my giveaway is complete the Rafflecopter below before midnight on December 22nd and the winner will be randomly generated and announced here on December 23rd. Good luck x

a Rafflecopter giveaway

T&C’s: Giveaway ends at midnight on Monday December 22nd; You must be a UK resident to be eligible for this competition; This voucher code is valid on items within the Houseology Coffee Tables category only; Free UK delivery will apply for your purchase; Voucher code is valid for one single transaction only, even where the full available balance is not met. Any value not used within one transaction will be forfeit; This prize is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for monetary value; No cash alternatives to the stated prize will be offered; Valid until 31st December 2016.



  1. Polly
    9th December 2015 / 12:41 pm

    Just had a look at the Houseology website – some delicious coffee tables! Particulary love the Ercol. What sofa and chairs have you got on order, Katy? Have you gone for your long-desired Ercol?

    • Katy
      9th December 2015 / 12:52 pm

      Well, I might have to keep it as a surprise but alas, the combination of Jules and Otto made the Ercol daybed an impractical choice. One day, one sweet day, there will be a daybed in a studio of sorts – can you imagine?! Too good x

  2. Hannah
    9th December 2015 / 12:42 pm

    The ercol one without a doubt.
    My Christmas list includes ‘a slightly bigger living room to fit an ercol chair, if the living room can’t be achieved an ercol child’s stacking chair’ (please note I don’t have children…)
    That said the ludo table and the recycled boat wood are very cool… I probably do need a bigger house.

  3. Tracy Nixon
    9th December 2015 / 12:54 pm

    I love the OH Oak Savoy Coffee Table as it would match my oak furniture and I love the storage areas below! Thank you!

  4. iain maciver
    9th December 2015 / 1:01 pm

    love the Ercol

  5. sandi
    9th December 2015 / 1:15 pm

    OH Maison Square Trunk Coffee Table is my favourite.

  6. Caroline Hunter
    9th December 2015 / 1:22 pm

    I’m changing my living room next year, I’m going to get rid of all my dark mahogany furniture for lighter wood. I would love to win a new coffee table, it would be a start 🙂

  7. Lindsey Stuart
    9th December 2015 / 1:35 pm

    I am loving the Oak savoy coffee table it would go very well in my living room

  8. Tracy
    9th December 2015 / 1:47 pm

    Fabulous range, there is quite a few that would help finish the look in my home.

  9. Sadiyya maryam
    9th December 2015 / 2:10 pm

    They are all so lovely but I would pick the Oak Savoy Coffee Table as it matches the rest of the decor downstairs. Would love to win this as our current coffee table is literally standing on it’s last legs!

  10. Tania Atfield
    9th December 2015 / 2:13 pm

    Love Madison square trunk table

  11. Isabel O
    9th December 2015 / 2:30 pm

    I love the Normann Copenhagen Tablo Table Large in Grey. It’s very different.

  12. Bryony
    9th December 2015 / 2:54 pm

    Wow, some lovely tables there. And exciting living room plans!

  13. Kelly L
    9th December 2015 / 2:59 pm

    Madison square trunk table is lush!

  14. Kaci Soderstrom
    9th December 2015 / 3:39 pm

    I like the Muuto Around Ash Coffee Table – Large

  15. 9th December 2015 / 4:04 pm

    They have so many gorgeous ones! I love the Tom Dixon Flash Table Square xx

  16. aaron broad
    9th December 2015 / 4:48 pm

    I like the look of the Lene Bjerre Lynn Coffee Table

  17. Sarah Johnson
    9th December 2015 / 4:52 pm

    Omg, same. I need a new one so badly. I also really really lover Ercol! They have so many unique ones though. Fingers crossed!

  18. Phoebe Prior
    9th December 2015 / 4:55 pm

    I really like the Lene Bjerre Depot table. So simple. Love your blog and your beautiful home. x

  19. Debby
    9th December 2015 / 5:50 pm

    I quite like the OH Maison Aged Pine Coffee Table, but there were quite a few others that appealed to me too – I’d have to check with my better half before finalising any decision as he has a much better eye for these things than I do! The link for the table is:

  20. Jane Berrow
    9th December 2015 / 6:01 pm

    I love the ercol coffee table

  21. Hayley F
    9th December 2015 / 6:14 pm

    Love the OH Maison Merry Coffee Table x

  22. Danica Clarke
    9th December 2015 / 6:54 pm

    I would love the Normann Copenhagen Ding Table, Smoke. The leg design is really interesting & eye catching!

  23. clair downham
    9th December 2015 / 9:17 pm

    the andrew martin camargo coffee table thankyou

  24. 9th December 2015 / 9:38 pm

    I have a load of Ercol things already (I love it so) so adding a coffee table may be Ercol overload. For that reason, I’d love a Normann Copenhagen table. They are lovely.

  25. jules eley
    9th December 2015 / 9:40 pm

    i really like Tradition Fly Table SC5 it looks beautiful and the two colours together makes it such a beautiful table.

  26. Samantha loughlin
    9th December 2015 / 9:48 pm

    I like the oak savoy table xx

  27. 9th December 2015 / 9:52 pm

    What a great Christmas gift although I am sure my husband would never spot it himself ! I like the Muuto range a lot. Good luck everyone !

  28. Fiona R
    9th December 2015 / 10:18 pm

    I love the OH Maison Square Trunk Coffee Table – Antique White 🙂

  29. Suzanne Drummond
    9th December 2015 / 10:18 pm

    omg where do i start we are having a extension built and i have hundreds of colours styles and ideas in my head we like leather oak and modern

  30. Bonnie King
    9th December 2015 / 11:12 pm

    I think the OH Industrial Recycled Boatwood TV Dresser / Coffee Table with Shelf is gorgeous!

    My husband doesn’t agree but I don’t care 😉

  31. Yvonne Bradley
    9th December 2015 / 11:14 pm

    Madison for me

  32. maria hackett
    9th December 2015 / 11:23 pm

    wow!! just been browsing on the website and I love the collection. Oak Savoy Coffee Table is my fav as I have Oak furniture and this would be matching x

  33. Ruth Harwood
    10th December 2015 / 8:47 am

    I do like the Ercol one myself 🙂

  34. Laura Pritchard
    10th December 2015 / 10:08 am

    I’d love the OH Maison Aged Pine Coffee Table.

  35. 10th December 2015 / 10:51 am

    Ooo I can’t wait to see your new sitting room in it’s mid century glory! I’d go for the Muuto large ash coffee table!

  36. jane
    10th December 2015 / 9:00 pm

    Love the & Tradition hoof table. Very much looking forward to seeing your lovely new sitting room!

  37. 10th December 2015 / 9:08 pm

    I want the Ercol one!

  38. Michaela Hannah
    10th December 2015 / 9:14 pm

    I love the Eichholtz L’Indiscret Coffee Table

  39. Laura Nice
    10th December 2015 / 11:52 pm

    OH Maison Square Trunk Coffee Table is my fav!!

  40. claire woods
    11th December 2015 / 8:12 am

    Andrew Martin Ludo Coffee Table

  41. Angela treadway
    11th December 2015 / 11:45 am

    Kartell invisible table x

  42. Susie
    12th December 2015 / 11:48 am

    What a great giveaway! Almost too many to choose from…

  43. Helen Metcalfe
    12th December 2015 / 5:25 pm

    I also love the Ercol tables and I’m a fan of Normann Copenhagen Tablo Tables. Such choice!

  44. Sharon
    12th December 2015 / 10:56 pm

    I’m in love (who knew that a table can make you blush!), I love your choice and the Muuto Around in grey! xx

  45. claire griffiths
    12th December 2015 / 11:54 pm

    I am in love with the OH Oak Savoy Coffee Table its beautiful x

  46. Rey Chunara
    13th December 2015 / 12:44 am

    I like the OH Vintage Campaign Teak and Leather Coffee Table

  47. Harry Sutton
    13th December 2015 / 8:16 am

    There are some lovely ones – the Ercol for example looks lush!

  48. Maxine G
    13th December 2015 / 10:26 am

    I absolutely love the Andrew Martin Dunham Side Table

  49. 13th December 2015 / 12:36 pm

    What a great competition, the Ercol table is so classic, that would be my choice.

  50. 13th December 2015 / 4:31 pm

    Oooo yes yes! I love them all! x

  51. Farhana
    14th December 2015 / 12:16 am

    I like Pacini e Cappellini Banner Coffee Table

  52. Laura
    14th December 2015 / 1:16 am

    I love the Normann Copenhagen Tablo Table as it is so simple and stylish.

  53. Darrell
    14th December 2015 / 8:18 am

    Fantastic range of coffee tables. Like most others, I lOVE the Ercol Originals coffee table. So classic & stylish. Would love to upgrade from the car boot coffee table I bought for a fiver ha ha

  54. Heather Weir
    14th December 2015 / 11:04 am

    Beautiful coffee tables. Very difficult to pick just one.

  55. Lesley Bambridge
    14th December 2015 / 11:08 am

    First choice would be the Ercol Originals. It would go so well in our room and is just lovely. I also like the leather and Teak – that’s pretty awesome!

  56. Sarah S
    14th December 2015 / 12:48 pm

    At the tail end of a house renovation & looking for coffee table for new lounge. The Eichholtz Chateaudun Coffee Table looks very special and have just bought a similar style dining table! Beautiful.

  57. 14th December 2015 / 12:49 pm

    I love the OH Maison square French trunk coffe table, it would look fab with my other furniture x

  58. david cavender
    14th December 2015 / 5:36 pm

    Tonon Time Coffee Table

  59. Sarah Louise
    15th December 2015 / 12:12 pm

    I’m spoilt for choice! I’ have to go with the Muuto Around Ash Coffee Table! Simply stunning! x

  60. Michelle O'Neill
    15th December 2015 / 5:59 pm

    Normann Copenhagen Tablo Table in black x

  61. kim neville
    15th December 2015 / 9:10 pm

    I love the Eichholtz Palmer Coffee Table

  62. Grace
    16th December 2015 / 4:29 pm

    Ercol originals coffee table

  63. Diane Jackson
    16th December 2015 / 8:16 pm

    I love the Eichholtz Military Coffee Table Oakwood

  64. cheryl kean
    17th December 2015 / 12:31 pm

    I would love the Eichholtz Asscher Coffee Table – Gold

  65. kimberley ryan
    17th December 2015 / 11:11 pm

    I just adore the OH Oak Savoy Coffee Table, fabulous design

  66. Anna
    18th December 2015 / 2:54 am

    Geez, so hard to choose! But I’d love to try!

  67. Lizzy Cooper
    18th December 2015 / 11:21 am

    These are amazing!! I love the ‘OH Industrial Recycled Boatwood TV Dresser / Coffee Table with Shelf’
    It’s so lovely!! 😀

  68. 19th December 2015 / 2:24 am

    I love the OH Maison Aged Pine Coffee Table! Would look fab in my living room.

  69. Christina Palmer
    19th December 2015 / 11:59 am

    I love the square trunk one but with so many too choose from everytime I look again I change my mind

  70. Anne Johnston
    19th December 2015 / 1:50 pm

    The Andrew Martin Camargo coffee table is awesome! It would totally blow the budget though haha!

  71. Denfor Hopkins
    19th December 2015 / 7:16 pm

    I would love to receive the Ercol Originals Coffee Table; it’s a real high quality table.

  72. Keith Hunt
    19th December 2015 / 8:27 pm

    Andrew Martin Percival Coffee Table

  73. 19th December 2015 / 10:22 pm

    There are some real gems on the site and such a great selection. I love the & Tradition Fly Table SC4 though.

  74. Rebecca
    19th December 2015 / 10:30 pm

    Beautiful tables. Now that I’ve finished wrapping gifts for family I’m planning what to buy to give to my home in the New Year. That way it makes it sound like it’s free.

  75. 20th December 2015 / 9:37 am

    Oh the Ercol every time! Dream table….. Sigh. x

  76. Sarah Lewis
    20th December 2015 / 2:55 pm

    I would love the Ercol Originals Nest Of Tables so stylish x

  77. Vera Bahounkova
    20th December 2015 / 3:39 pm

    I like Ercol Originals Coffee Table

  78. Maralyn Smith
    20th December 2015 / 4:13 pm

    Love the Normann Copenhagen Tablo coffee tables – all the colours are lovely.

  79. Pauline Dring
    20th December 2015 / 5:22 pm

    Ercol Originals Coffee Table is my favourite, would really love to win this.

  80. Sheri Darby
    20th December 2015 / 7:36 pm

    The Ercol Originals coffee table is just great

  81. Jodie W
    20th December 2015 / 9:24 pm

    Eichholtz Barrymore Coffee Table – ive clearly got expensive tastes!

  82. Helen Gilbert
    20th December 2015 / 9:57 pm

    The Tom Dixon Flash Table is stunning..perfect for my new attic room

  83. Petra Hora
    20th December 2015 / 10:42 pm

    I love Ercol.

  84. kayleigh white
    21st December 2015 / 12:01 am

    Tom Dixon Flash Table Square – love it!

  85. Oksana Fitzgerald
    21st December 2015 / 12:58 am

    I am loving the Oak savoy coffee table xx

  86. Miren Vadera
    21st December 2015 / 1:13 am

    Love the Ercol Table- great design.

  87. Matthew Fuller
    21st December 2015 / 3:49 am

    I like the Sicile!

  88. Lorraine Mabbitt
    21st December 2015 / 7:38 am

    I would choose if i am lucky enough to win the Oh savoy coffee table

  89. Theresaparker
    21st December 2015 / 7:47 am

    The Madison square trunk coffee table is beatiful…all the tables are gorgeous …it was really difficult to choose a favourite! Merry Xmas and thanks for the chance!

  90. Christine Hobbs
    21st December 2015 / 8:06 am

    Normann Copenhagen Tablo Table would be perfect for my newly decorated lounge x

  91. Julia Hartley
    21st December 2015 / 8:07 am

    Normann Copenhagen Tablo Table would be perfect for my newly decorated lounge x

  92. Yasmin
    21st December 2015 / 8:41 am

    Great giveaway! So many beautiful tables to choose from… the round taboe from Pacini e Cappellini is simply gorgeous, but so is the Ercol…

  93. 21st December 2015 / 8:41 am

    This would make my year to win! Currently updating my home and would be a joy to add to my family room.

  94. Jane Thomas
    21st December 2015 / 8:43 am

    What a fabulous competition for an amazing prize. Thank you

  95. Sophie
    21st December 2015 / 8:52 am

    My pick has got to be either OH vintage voyager trunk coffee table or Authentic Models French trunk in Ivory.

    The OH industrial recycled boatwood tv dresser/coffee table with shelf must also get an honorary mention.

    I would be grateful for ant one of these!

  96. Avalon
    21st December 2015 / 8:57 am

    Ercol one looks a dream… Moving house next month so it would match and be sooo appreciated

  97. Jordan B
    21st December 2015 / 9:41 am

    The Normann Copenhagen Tablo coffee tables are fantastic!

  98. Clate kelly
    21st December 2015 / 9:47 am

    New house ahoy (I hope) and this would be fab xx

  99. Melanie Horbury
    21st December 2015 / 11:13 am

    i love the Eichholtz Military Coffee Table Oakwood. i think it would fir perfectly in our house

  100. sharon martin
    21st December 2015 / 11:15 am

    Brucs Garos Rectangular Old Pine Coffee Table

  101. Bethany Bull
    21st December 2015 / 12:02 pm

    Just moved house and in need of a coffee table so I LOVE this give-away. I would go for the ercol one, same as you! x

  102. holly
    21st December 2015 / 1:31 pm

    Love the Ercol one, no question. Although the recycled boat wood table is quite amazing too.

  103. Jacqui Rankine
    21st December 2015 / 2:30 pm

    It would be awesome to win. Thanks for the chance.

  104. liz ferguson
    21st December 2015 / 2:46 pm

    I love the Ercol coffee table with the mag rack underneath. I can remember my Mum having a one when I was little!

  105. 21st December 2015 / 3:13 pm

    Entered and keeping fingers and toes crossed 🙂 happy Christmas!

  106. Tracy Gladman
    21st December 2015 / 3:15 pm

    Loving the Ludo coffee table.

  107. Kirsti Peters
    21st December 2015 / 3:35 pm

    I would choose Normann Copenhagen Ding Table Smoke in black

  108. Claire Barker
    21st December 2015 / 5:00 pm

    I Love the OH Maison Square French Trunk Coffee Table – French Grey 🙂

  109. Susan B
    21st December 2015 / 5:14 pm

    Andrew Martin Bhilai Large Coffee Table
    Product Code: AM3595
    It’s a bit strange but I like it a lot.

  110. Hayley
    21st December 2015 / 5:36 pm

    Authentic Models Game Table

  111. Aaron Milne
    21st December 2015 / 6:11 pm

    Love Authentic Models Game Table

  112. Sheena Widdowfield
    21st December 2015 / 6:24 pm

    Normann Copenhagen Ding Table Smoke

  113. Kat Glynn
    21st December 2015 / 6:38 pm

    I love the Muuto Around Large Coffee Table x

  114. Claire Ward
    21st December 2015 / 6:50 pm

    Love the OH Industrial Recycled Boatwood Coffee Table

  115. jamie banks
    21st December 2015 / 6:57 pm

    the oak savoy table x

  116. Christine Johnson
    21st December 2015 / 7:16 pm

    Muuto Around Ash coffee table reminds me of a big tray

  117. 21st December 2015 / 7:23 pm

    I would like the Ercol one too as we have a dining suite made by them.

  118. Nancy Bradford
    21st December 2015 / 7:34 pm

    I love the Authentic Models French Trunk in ivory. It is beautiful x

  119. Fiona K
    21st December 2015 / 9:22 pm

    I like this one: OH Opium Coffee Table

  120. Kirsteen Mackay
    21st December 2015 / 10:09 pm

    What a wonderful and varied selection of coffee tables they have.

    I really like the Authentic Models French Trunk – Ivory.

  121. tracy sinclair
    21st December 2015 / 10:37 pm

    My favorite is the OH Oak Savoy Coffee Table x

  122. Diane Duggan
    21st December 2015 / 10:46 pm

    I love the Madison table.

  123. Farah
    21st December 2015 / 11:14 pm

    I’ve had my eye on the Ercol one for about 5 years.

  124. 21st December 2015 / 11:38 pm

    I think the Normann Copenhagen Ding Table is my favourite

  125. James Travis
    21st December 2015 / 11:45 pm

    Ercol Originals coffee table

  126. Victoria Prince
    21st December 2015 / 11:50 pm

    Wow, so much choice! If money was no object I’d go for the Eichholtz Smythson Coffee Table!

  127. Natalie Crossan
    22nd December 2015 / 11:56 pm

    the Oak savoy coffee table xxx

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