Now that Baby E’s nursery is complete, it’s time to move on to another room in the house. So, I’ve picked the room that needs the most help and also happens to be the room we spend the most time in… the family room.
I’m really excited about this next BIG project, mainly because I’ve struggled for years with how to decorate around the
large ginormous couches taking up half the space. You see, when my husband bought these couches in his bachelor days his main criteria was comfort, not color or style. He definitely did his homework because they are probably the most comfortable couches I have ever experienced and extremely cozy (I think our little family of three plus our golden retriever could all take a nap on one couch together, they are that big) but they are just NOT MY STYLE.
Now you are probably wondering, why don’t we just sell them and buy new ones? Well, purchasing new couches isn’t our first priority right now, PLUS we think they would make excellent seating for a bonus room/man cave in our next home (we can dream). So, in the mean time I am decorating around them.
Meet the ‘Jolly Green Giants’ sitting in my family room. OK, so they really aren’t THAT bad, just nothing I would choose and I’m not really sure how to classify the style, traditional maybe? Thoughts?
Now, what I am about to show you is a little frightening (and slightly embarrassing) so please close your eyes if you need to! Here is the TV wall, eek! So BORING! I don’t know how I have lived with it like this for so long.
OK, now that we are passed that, let’s get jump into the fun stuff. How should I redecorate this room? My initial instinct was to use this color palette:
I tried it out but, it was not working for me. I think it felt too ‘safe’ for me, not to mention whenever I looked at the room all I could see were Christmas colors (I love Christmas don’t get me wrong, just not year round!).
So after a lot time on Google Image and Pinterest, I finally found my inspiration for this room. This fabric is called Tempo Mambo by P Kaufmann and my new curtains will soon be made out of it! I am in LOVE. I ordered a sample of it and it’s probably the first time I have loved a fabric more in person than online. I’m sold.
Now that I have finally found my inspiration piece, I’m ready to get started. FINALLY!!! (only took me three years). Here is what my new color scheme will be. I’m not gonna to lie, it’s a little bold for me but I took a chance using color in the nursery and loved it, so I’m ready to give it another shot.
Now for a little inspiration…
I’m loving this room off the HomeGoods homepage. Cozy, yet full of character.
I’m definitely into the teal walls and the modern vibe from re-nest.com
Chattafabulous, put together this really fabulous room. I love the bright white and vibrant colors.
Any one else loving this season of HGTV Design Star? I love what Karl and Kellie’s did with this room on the first episode.
Here is what I’m thinking for accessories: orange/green/white accents, Dwell Studio pillow and lots of different wood elements. I think what I’m going for is an eclectic feel with a modern twist. We’ll see what happens.
Like I mentioned earlier, I’m super excited about this project. I can’t wait to hangout in a family room that I love.
If you want to learn more about my design inspiration for this room, I have a whole board devoted to it on Pinterest! Feel free to check it out.
So, do you think I can pull this off? We shall find out :)