We finally put together our family room after being in boxes for literally two months. Hooray! It is finally starting to feel like a home.
We bought an older home, (built in 1988) with the hopes to fix it up a little bit to rent out in a few years. The second I saw the house, I knew that I definitely wanted to give it a fresh coat of paint on the walls and ceilings, lightening up the space. I also was not too big of a fan of the carpet.. wishing it was wood flooring- but I knew that a big rug would help change the look of the room without having to spend money to remodel the floor.
This is a BEFORE picture.. one that I took as we were taking a tour of the house when we were first house hunting. Meaning, this was the previous owner's decorations/couches etc.
Ellie wanted to test out the paint color by having me write her name :)
This is after a fresh coat of paint and some furniture! We were getting there... but my tendencies for neutral tones were at full force, and we decided that we needed to add some more color and decor.
I added colorful pillows, curtains, artwork, blinds, and painted my bookshelf for a pop of color.
What do you think??
Wall Paint color: Benjamin Moore "Ballet White"
Rug: Rugs USA
Coffee Table: Target
Couch under window: Serta brand couch from WayFair (no longer available)
Dark grey couch: thrifted
Yellow & salmon colored throw pillows: Target
Window curtains: Target
Geometric throw pillow: Ikea
Fiddle Leaf Fig plant & yellow pot: from a local Utah nursery- Sun River Gardens
Shelf and picture frames: Ikea
Yellow 'Don't Worry Be Happy' print: Rifle Paper Co.
Bookcase: Target but painted with Benjamin Moore "Dark Salmon"
World Map canvas: Ikea
Eames style chairs: Overstock
Wood & metal side table with wheels: World Market
Chess board set: The Chess Store