April 14, 2014

Family Room Mini-Makeover

I am so excited to share this post with you today.  It's a project I've been working on oh, so slowly over the last couple of months.  Finally this week, I was able to put the finishing touches on the room to show it off.

The Family Room is a rather large room that is "L" shaped.  I've divided the space into three zones.  The entertainment, the studio, and the homework zones.  Because the whole family uses this space I wanted to give it a fun feel and decided on an outdoors/camping theme for the space.  Not an over the top cabin feel, more like a gentle nod towards nature.  Hopefully, I hit my mark.

I do have to warn you, I went a little photo happy and have a lot of pictures to share with you.  I promise to keep my chit-chat to a minimum.  Later this week I'll have another post to share with you more of the details and craft like items I've added to the space.

Lets' get started.

When you first enter the room straight ahead is the sliding glass door that leads to the back yard.

To the left is the entertainment zone . . . 

To the right, my studio zone . . . 

Around the corner to the left is the homework zone.

The entertainment area I've kept very simple since this space receives a lot of traffic between football games, TV watching and kids video gaming.

Soon after we moved into this home hubby built with entertainment center that has worked wonderful for us.

I love all the storage and display space it gives me.

The studio area I've shared before.

To check out the previous post on this area take a look here.

It's been a few months now since this space has been finished and I am so pleased with how well it's worked out.

The studio also shares a space with the back door.  A shoe shelf and coat hooks keeps things tidy.

Of course it also give me another spot to decorate, which I love.

The Homework area is my favorite new space.

Off to the side a shelf holds some of my favorite vintage goodies.

Next to the desk is Shelby's favorite spot in the room . . . mine too!

Looks cozy right!

 The kids use the desk from time to time to do homework, but I've found that I really like keeping my laptop here to do most of my blogging.

And finally, the new gallery wall.

This shelf holds the last remaining little kid toys for my niece and nephews that come over often.

 The gallery wall highlights your past camping and ATVing trips

A mix of items is a wonderful reminder of past family fun.

Below the picture frames I've added an old piano bench to hold a few lanterns and some baskets.
I think it finishes off the space nicely.

So there you go, our newly improved Family Room

Hope you enjoyed the tour.

Have a great day.


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  1. What a wonderful family space! It's so cozy, yet super bright!...thats my goal :) Love the map art work on the gorgeous gallery wall. Nice job. :)

  2. Oh I love it! Glad that it's just a "gentle nod towards nature" as you said. Coming from northern WI I get a little frustrated when someone's north woods home consists of of the "moose, deer, bear, loon, and super dark colors" look everywhere. Your home is bright and happy and you added in the camping touches so tastefully. :)

  3. Can I just say Wow, adore, love! I love everything about it. So glad you shared. Happy Monday!

  4. Lovely family space! and love all the details.

    Have a great evening

    Hugs from the Netherlands, Pietrik

  5. Oh wow! I love it all! You gave me some great ideas, so thank you!! Keep up the great work of your blog. :)

  6. Robin, I love it! Those hanging books are amazing! I think Pottery Barn may be stealing that idea. And you have a fireplace??? Another one of those things I hadn't pictured in the room. You did an awesome job. All the areas flow together seamlessly.

  7. Love how you designated the zones in your family room Robin, truly organized and perfect for a busy family. But the thing is , it's also decorated so nicely!

  8. Your family room is so nice! Functional, nicely decorated and inviting. You should be proud of your hard work.

  9. You did a beautiful job with this space, Robin! It is the perfect area for your family to gather and have fun! I love all of the wonderful creative and personal ideas!

  10. Looks like a great place for your family to gather, The dog on the chair is the cutest!!

  11. Hi Robin, wow you have been busy....lots of functional space..I love the white shelf with the numbers on it...I have been looking for something like that for our Mudroom. Do you remember where you purchased it from? Also love the gallery wall...great job. Christine from Little Brags

    1. I built the shelf a couple years ago. Can't remember if I every posted it or not. I'll look for it and let you know.

    2. Found the posts, here you go. Sorry it's not the best of instructions. My how I've grown in the blogging department - sort of fun to look back.


  12. Love it! I like how you have broken your space into the different areas. Thanks for sharing all your ideas.

  13. Your family room is great for all of your family.

    Cute decor . . . functional room . . . fun times.

  14. Oh what a fabulous area and I love that you created zones. Your accessories are so perfect for our outdoor theme. Great redo, the whole space is wonderful. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty


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