Living in a small 3 bed terrace is a lot cosier than I thought it would be. Granted I knew the rooms would be smaller than our old home. Going from a 5 bed 4 bath detached was never going to be an upgrade, life has changed for me.
As much as I loved our family home, this is now our home and I am starting to love it too. I wrote a little while ago about wanting to move again but I am rethinking that one. A big fence should see off any issues regarding the shared garden and to be honest since I asked for the neighbours to keep the noise down they have done just that.
One thing I can’t improve on though is the size of the rooms. This is where I need to get creative. Thanks to the lovely people over at Noa & Nani we are working on the living room I have always wanted.
Since it is just me and the two girls living here we need somewhere we can all be together. Somewhere to do our homeschooling. A place we can sit and watch TV and somewhere to eat without having it on our knees. I love sitting at a table for meals as it opens up conversation.
I contacted Noa & Nani as I adore their furniture and have it in almost every room. Next on my list is a bookcase for the living room too. They responded with some ideas of pieces that would work for everything I require.
As our living room is square it made sense to have both a seating and dining area. There was room for both but by the time chairs were added to a table it took up too much room. Noa & Nani suggested the Hever dining table with 3 chairs and bench.
There is a small alcove at the dining end of the room which meant the tables were pushed against the wall. The table then butts up against the alcove and the bench sit underneath the table. This gives us extra room as we don’t have the chairs jutting out – the bench is there instead.
The dark wood of the table top, bench top and chair seats contrasts perfectly with the white woodwork. We painted the walls white to make it look more spacious too, previously the walls were black.
To be honest so far we haven’t even needed to pull the table out and use the chairs. The bench is big enough for all of us to sit on and work or eat. I love the fact it is rather wider than usual benches as it feels very stable. I sit and do my blog work while the girls do their homework.
It is all easily cleared away ready for mealtime and the table alone is a great statement piece. Everyone who has visited have complimented on how beautiful it looks and I am making a conscious effort not to make it into a random dumping ground for mess!
In one word – yes! Everything came flat packed and labelled with full instructions for assembly. All I needed was a cross head screwdriver and the allen keys which were included. I managed to build it all alone too, a lot of items say they require 2 people but these were all relatively straight forward and not too heavy. The table needed help to be flipped over but other than that it took in all around 30 minutes for assembly.
I was gifted the dining set for the purpose of this review. All views and opinions are my own and genuine.