Family Room Makeover

As much as I love living in Brooklyn, there are certain things I can envy from afar.  One of those things is a dedicated family room in addition to a real living room. (In our house, the living room serves as a family, tv watching and playroom all rolled into one.)  So when my friend asked for some help to redecorate her family room, of course, I was all aboard.

Family Room Makeover after - Blue and White Curtains added to Window Wall, Sectional Sofa against the left wall, console and TV on the right wall and white Ikea frames on the entire wall surrounding fireplace to balance it out

Multi-Use Family Room Makeover Ideas

There is a lot to love in this family room.  Aside from all this extra space, there is also great light streaming in from the wall of windows as well as a working fireplace.  That all came with the room yet it didn't feel quite as cozy before the makeover.

Family room makeover before - no curtains one small sofa and chair and tv angled to the right of the tv on a small coffee table
Space layout here is a challenge because it has several focus areas which can make it feel a bit disjointed.  We added drapes hung high to make a huge difference in bringing some uniformity onto the window wall and softening the edges. This is the space where the family gathers every evening and enjoys time with each other so naturally, comfort was a big factor.  The addition of a big cozy sectional that seats everyone, invites snuggly conversations and still faces the tv when a little bit of family boob tube is in order. The family used inexpensive IKEA frames to display favorite family photos on the mantle wall which helps balance out that side of the room as well. The homeowner found several vintage pieces - the large buffet used as a media center and the round coffee table to paint and make her own.

I really love how this family room turned out and I know she does too! What do you think?

If you loved this family room makeover be sure to check out this Rustic Living Room with a Modern Twist!

11 comments:

  1. i love the photo wall around the mantle! looks awesome!

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    1. Thanks Cassie. Such a fun way to balance out that giant fireplace and hearth. Not to mention use those photos that are just living on our phone these days.

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  2. Ooh. That gallery wall. I love the whole space, but that wall is incredible!

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  3. Nice update. Can you ask your friend if that sectional is comfortable? Looking to change mine steering towards something similar.

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    1. They find it very comfortable, yes.

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  4. The room looks warm and inviting now. Well done Stephanie.

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  5. That gallery wall is stunning!

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    1. Isn't it a great? I'm glad I didn't have to do the hanging though.

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  6. Can you tell us about the grey sectional couch?

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    1. The sectional is from zgallerie but they no longer appear to be selling it so I couldn't link to it. Hope that helps!

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