May 8, 2016

Family Room Tour

Good Morning!

Today I have a very exciting Family Room Tour to share with you.

The room is looking oh so good after a fresh new coat of paint.

Gone are the too peachy toned beige walls that never looked very good - - - hello calming blue, gray in  a soft delicate shade.

Love this color so much I may add it to another room soon - - but lets get back on track - - -

I always seem to have a hard time decorating this room since there are so many different activities we use the room for.  I decided on tackling this dilemma with a new strategy - - instead of trying to decorate the room as a whole, I broke the room up into small sections.

With no real plan, I started in on section, decorated it until I like how it looked and then moved on to the next section.  In the end, it turned out brilliantly I think. 

Lets get started with the tour . . . 

 The TV section didn't need a whole lot 
(forgive the saw on the floor, that suckers heavy!)

I added some photos, vintage accents and items I enjoy to the shelves on either side of the TV unit.

To the side of the TV unit, I added a white stool to hold a few decorative items in an attempt to advert the eye away for the ugly tower speakers my hubby insists is a necessity!

Moving on to the next section, we come to the fireplace.

Not much for me to do here either since sadly we have no mantel.

I added a little character to the space with some hand-painted arrow signs above the fireplace, and then down below a small step stool holds two lanterns from my collection.

On the other side a simple wicker basket hold extra throw pillows, ready for when we need them.

Continuing on, brings us to the Gaming Center.

I recently shared how I re-purposed an old dresser to create this area.
If you missed it you can check it out HERE

Above the gaming TV I simple hung a row of framed drawing that we had done of the girls a few years ago while on vacation.  I think they are fun and add a little playfulness to the space.

The next sections is one of my favorite spots of the whole house.

I call it the library, since it has a shelf (which you can't see in this shot) and an over-sized desk.

But the star of the show is this chase lounge chair which I love to pile up with throw pillows and comfy blankets to entice myself and and family to sit down a while.

The over-sized desk is a great place to work when you need to spread out and get stuff done.

You youngest uses it as her craft area, the drawers keep her supplies neatly organized.

I found this funky rolling chair at the thrift store to use as a desk chair.

Although the color isn't fabulous, the chair is - - and it's so comfy!

I added a few decorative items to the top of the desk to add some interest.

In an effort to keep it simple yet pretty and not use up too much of the work space I gathered some items and stacked them up on a wood box that we use to store items not needed very often.

There is nothing worst that sitting down to work on something only to have to clear a spot to work in.
This I think does a good job of mixing the two functions of both pretty and functional.

Then of course the other side a the desk was looking a little left out so I corralled a few items on a rustic tray to make it happy.  (I have a tutorial on the tray HERE if you missed it)

Moving from the desk area to the next section we have another small sofa and a shelf.

The bottom part of the shelf holds books and a few toys for my niece and nephews when they come over.

The top of the shelf I added some fun camping inspired items.

I adore the deer bookends and the camping sign I made a while back that I've used on the bottom shelf and the top shelf has one of my favorite photos of my daughter on her ATV.  Plus a grouping of pretty white rocks that we found on one of our ATV/Camping trips.

Above the sofa I hung a cubby shelf.

I've used the shelf to corral family photos and small items that make me smile.

Favorite photos, clocks, dog figures - - they all look so cute on this simple but highly functional shelf.

Moving a round the room back over by the TV area we have a back door.

Next to it I have a shelf with hooks for hanging outside gear and below it I've place a piano bench to hold a basket of work gloves and give me a placed to sit down and tie my shoes.
Under the bench, I have a simple wire basket to hold an extra pair of shoes.

On the self above the hooks I've place a few items to make it pretty.
A propped up mirror, some greenery, vintage books and an clock, nothing fancy, just a little something to draw your eye.

Moving to the next section we come to the final space of the family room.

It it now my studio area.

I won't go into much detail on this space since I plan to share a whole post on it in a couple of days.

For now, this is just a sneak peek!

And that my friends brings us to the end of this Family Room Tour!

Hope you found it enjoyable.

And in case your wanting just a little more info about this room I've put together a video tour also - - say it isn't so!  Oh but it is . . . enjoy!

Have a great day, and I'll be back for another post soon!


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  1. What a lovely, airy, light, HUGE room! I love it! Would hubby just DIE if you slapped some white chalk paint on the sides of those speakers??? ;)

    1. Oh My! Don't tempt me, dont think I haven't thought about it

  2. Love your new wall color!! It's beautiful! And all of your fun details add so much personality and charm. I lived with giant speakers for years, and now I can't even remember how I talked the hubby into parting with them. I recall "decorating" ours with vintage material. Xo

  3. You've done a great job with this room, Robin! You've made it perfect for all the needs of your family, in a beautiful, cohesive way! Looking forward to seeing more of your studio!

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