Back in December I gave a little peek of our family room in the Merry Family Room Mini Tour and promised to give the full reveal soon. Well…….it has taken me a little longer than expected.
So you might be asking, what took so long? The answer is, a few things.
First, I really struggle with how to make a room feel cozy, but not cluttered and pretty, but still practical. I am a bit of a neat freak, so I really don’t like clutter, my family would call that a major understatement! Clutter happens enough on it’s own naturally in a home, especially when your kids, husband and dog, (yes, even the dog) don’t share your passion for keeping things around the house neat and organized. So, for the past few months I was just feeling kind of stuck on how to find the right balance.
Next, the rug was a challenge to work with. In our last home I loved it. We had darker wood floors and it just looked better. With the lighter floors it now seems a little “busy”, not really sure how else to describe it. I would love to add a lighter color rug in a material like jute or sisal, but this wool rug is here to stay. It is nice and soft to sit and walk on and the most important reason is my daughter’s helped me pick it out a few years ago and I just can’t bear to part with it. By adding some pops of red and green, along with the black and ivory I think it helped to make the rug work.
Finally, I try to work with what I already have as much as possible. But, to complete the family room I felt that I needed to purchase a few extra accessories for those finishing touches and that took some time. I had a limited budget to finish up the decorating and I had specific items in mind. Well, shopping persistence and patience finally payed off and now I am finally calling this room DONE!
I would still like to change the blinds to bamboo shades, find just the right bookcase for the empty space next to the sofa and I have big plans for the fireplace, but that will all happen in time.
So…..would you like to take a tour?
Thanks so much for stopping by today and sure hope you enjoyed the tour of our family room!
I was planning to include a source list here to include many of the items in the room. This post ended up being a little long with all the pictures, so stay tuned for all the details in my next post.
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