I’m sure that everyone has caught a glimpse of this room and that room but to date the only rooms that have fully been shown are Laundry Room and my Craft Room. With that being said it’s more than clear to me that it’s more than time for a home tour.
I can promise our home is a work in progress. If you’re curious to what we have in mind check out our never ending Honey-Do list.
I thought it would be fun to start with our Family Room. This is where most of my crafting happens. It should happen in the craft room but when Matt is home from work I prefer to hang with him …
When you walk in our front door and through a small passage way this the view you will have of our Family Room. The room is fairly large so we are able to have an extra long sofa and two oversized arm chairs without the room feeling over crowded.
Since our sofa is dark green and our chairs are a dark floral we opted for slipcovers to make the room more cohesive. I love pillows so we have lots of pillows on our furniture. Some I have purchased but most of them I have made.
Including these yellow pillows and the trellis pillows made with old curtains & napkins, that I hand stenciled.
Our Family Room opens up to our kitchen and has a small passage to our dinning room. And if you are wondering about the TV yes it is giant! Matt and I both decided that this was the best wall to place the TV so that when you enter the room it is not the first thing you see. I’d much rather people focus on the fire place than our TV any day! Someday it will probably be replaced with a smaller wall hanging style possibly with custom built-‘s surrounding it … hmmm I think that honey-do list just got a little bit longer!
See isn’t that better? I’m still loving our painted ottoman!
Because of the open concept floor plan in this home, our sofa is free floating. The placement allows the family room to have separation from the kitchen even though it is only a few feet away.
I am fortunate to have a very handy (talented) woodworker father. It’s a hobby of his. This hobby affords us some really nice custom pieces of furniture. In our family room we have two side tables, a coffee table, and entertainment center all built over the years by my father. Thanks DAD!!!
Decorating a room like this can be done fairly inexpensively. For example my coffee table decor …
I used an old window and light fixture we picked up at the ReStore. The window was $ 3.00 (in all it’s chippiness glory) and the crackled glass light was $ 5.00. Add a cute candle from my sister in law Sarah (Biddle Bits) and a bird from the Dollar Tree.
Another area of the room I’m very fond of is right next to the dinning room. The three pictures were slides Matt’s grandfather took while on a trip to Europe I had blown up and framed as a gift for our first (dating) anniversary. And the ladder with the blanket hanging on it is part of my grandfathers window washing ladders. You can find other parts of this ladder in the entrance foyer and our laundry room as a drying rack.
Our family room is perfect for Matt and I with room to grow! Thanks for joining us today as I share one of my favorite rooms with you in part of our home tour series.
Is there anything you have seen in this room and would like to know more about? Let us know we are happy to answer any questions!
Slip Covers (PB & J Closeout) – UglySofa.com
Curtains – Pier One
Yellow Pillows – Outdoor Fabric JoAnn’s
Large Blue Pillows – Pottery Barn
Linen Button Lamp Shade – Hobby Lobby
Lantern’s – IKEA
Area Rug – Southeastern Salvage
Beach Bird – Dollar Tree
Light & Window – Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Candle Holder – Bath & Body Works
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