SHOP THE LIVING ROOM
THE LIVING ROOM
This room is where the family relaxation time happens. We all lean into the comfy couches lined with hundreds of down-insert pillows (that’s what Ryan would say) covered in creamy fabrics, start a fire and lounge with a good blanket. We have some more family room items in the great room section below, but we’ll get to that after we check out this room. In usual style, I want this room to be bright with lots of natural light, but also balance it with touches of black and earthy, natural finishes to make a welcoming space that feels grown up but not stuffy.
I’ve rearranged this room a bit because we had the same layout for quite a while and it was time for a refresh. It’s amazing how rethinking your room’s layout and editing the room can make such a huge impact on how you feel about your home. I highly recommend looking at your space and seeing what you can take away (and move to another room if you have the room) or enhance. Take a few items off a coffee table, the counter or a mantle. See if it give the space a fresh feeling. Edit your color palette for the room and see if you can simplify if you have too many colors and want a calmer feeling in the room. If you look around and it feels boring – can you add an accent color – like black or a natural wood tone to bring another layer to your room? Room refreshes, or restyling your space, are best on little to no budget because you work with what you have (for FREE!) and get the feeling of a freshly decorated space.
SHOP THE great room
WHERE ALL THE ACTIVITIES AND GAMES HAPPEN
The great room was our living room before we put the addition on our house and we still love having an alternate place to lounge, have devotional time, or spread out and work on homeschool projects. There are many layers in this room of texture and just enough wood tones and black to keep the room bright but cozy. I love the ottomans that double as small tables in this room and the cozy rugs where my kids spend a lot of time playing.