The next step was finding a sofa. With the shape of the room a sofa and chairs would be the sensible option however I really wanted a huge sofa I could relax on so I went for this corner sofa from Furniture Village. With that ordered I had a deadline to finish the painting.
I am lucky that this room has a lot of the original features intact. Including this lovely ceiling rose. So I had to find a light fitting that suited it. I think this silver one from Homebase works perfectly.
The paint is so dark it was hard to paint with and I had to be careful as everything I touched was stained. However now its on it looks amazing. I was also a little nervous painting the room so dark but the high ceiling means it doesn't feel overwhelming. In the alcoves I have more Ikea bookcases to house my dvds and books and after a bit of searching I managed to find a tv stand to fit the smaller alcove.
And then it was time to put up some Christmas decorations.