Family Room Reveal

I’ve shown you bits and pieces of our Family Room before, but now I’m so happy to say that it’s 100% complete! Well at least for now, ha.

family room makeover on a budgetBe prepared for photo overload. And don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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how to nest for less family roomWhile it might not look like it, I really tried to bargain shop for this room. I looked for the best deals I could find and if I found something I liked in a store, I then went home and shopped online for an even better price (see the bottom of the post for the entire shopping list).

charcoal family room makeoverMy favorite purchase in this room are the media consoles that flank the fireplace. I found them online at Joss and Main a couple months ago, but then happened to stumble upon them at a local store for about half the price. Woot!

And even though I originally wanted built-ins, I’m absolutely in love with the gold ornate detailing on these tables.

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charcoal family room makeoverI’m obsessed with the linen couch and matching chairs with the nail head trim. The only problem? The cushions don’t flip over. Yeah, didn’t know that when I purchased them online. But I love this couch so much I actually purchased the exact same one for my hearth room.

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family room gold and charcoal colorsThe chairs on the opposite side of the room I found on clearance from Value City Furniture. Plus I have a family member that works for the store so we got a 30% deal on top of that. Boom.

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family room makeoverThe sofa table and glass top end table are from my old house, and the round table in between the striped chairs belonged to my mom. Nothing fancy decorates the tops, like this clearance bowl from Walmart for $6 filled with potpourri from the dollar store.

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family room makeover in charcoalIt was a little tricky picking curtains for the large window wall, especially since it’s 4 windows without any drywall breaks in between. But to break up the space I added an additional panel in the middle.

family room blue drapesThe panels I purchased online from Bed, Bath and Beyond for $27 each. And that’s for 108 inch panels! Yes,  you read that right. There’s no way I could have made curtains for that price on my own.

family room makeoverSo here’s a breakdown of the space:
Milari couch and matching chairs – The Classy Home
Media consoles – $250 each from Weekends Only (no longer available)
Mirrors – $30 each from HomeGoods
Lamps – $23 each from Walmart
Curtains – $81 for 3 panels from Bed, Bath and Beyond
Extra Long Curtain Rod – $85 from Amazon
Charcoal pillows – $10 each from Gordmans
Area Rug – $150 from The Home Depot
Leather Ottoman – $150 from Joss and Main
And all of the knick knacks are from the old house!

family room makeover in charcoalIt’s so nice to have another space decorated in our new home. Even though the paint color wasn’t quite what I wanted and the flooring may someday change, for now it’s perfect and it’s me.


Get Inspired: 15 Great Room Makeover Ideas

Now that I’m prepping for a new home I find myself scouring the web for inspirational interior design photos on a daily basis. And… I’m totally addicted to Houzz!


(and this is NOT a sponsored post, I just like the site!)

Yeah, I’m so over all the spam on Pinterest and how it can take me 10 different clicks to get a high resolution photo of what I’m looking for. So I’ve ditched my old ways and am now 100% in love with Houzz!

So here’s 15 Inspiring Great Rooms
that I’ve stumbled across in the past few weeks and just had to share!


Great lighting and wall art

Double rug and sunburst mirror
Ottomans in front of fireplace for additional seating
Pops of pattern and color
Window shades instead of blinds
Spot that gorgeous pouf in the corner? LOVE!
Animal skin rug and neutral shades
Ceiling treatments and open floorplan
Seating arrangement
Wall art and ottoman poufs
Painted bookshelf backing and large tufted ottoman
A new take on a brick wall
Pops of bold colors
Accent pillows and geometric tables
Bold overhead lighting fixtures
So, which one is YOUR favorite?
Do you have any cool great room ideas or decorating tips?