Chipping Away at the Family Room
Have you ever noticed that when you make improvements in one area of a room that other areas start to look worn and old? An argument could be made for keeping a room shabby just because of consistency. Ha!
I recently changed my gallery wall around the TV. This look is more updated, has a little more personality and certainly more color.
As I mentioned in my last post, I found a better coffee table for this space.
It came painted in this beautiful matte green color. I love the Asian look of it and the size is perfect. I just happened upon it in a neighborhood consignment shop for $99. The old one was just slightly too big.
That narrow space between the chair and the table was a problem if more than 2 people were in the room.
I moved the pillows around a bit. They will never stay in those chairs though. Mr. Bee is not a lover of pillows.
This is an odd spot by the TV console. It's too small for a chair but too big to leave empty. I'm still deciding if this basket (from TJ Maxx) works. I like how the throw echoes some of the colors in the art and the room.
The floor lamp is a thrift store find and I am thinking it might be time for him to go back. Maybe something a little less stodgy there? Since we both read a lot good functional lighting is a must. This floor lamp does put out a lot of light, so I have to think about whether to replace it. Maybe a new shade would do the trick?
There are times when we could use more seating in this room. Sometimes our children are here with their spouses and if there is a sporting event, the TV is on. I would like to find a couple of poufs at a good price.
But I don't want to clutter the space. It's narrow and already there is a lot going on.Print Friendly
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