If you were so concerned about that half of the room not being as bright because of the lack of recessed lighting, a few people have wondered, it seems odd to paint the wall so dark.
Whether natural or overhead light to really shine, white paint needs adequate lighting.
Valid. Knowing this wall wouldn’t have easy access to either of those things, we embraced the shadows and love the depth this wall adds to that room. While painting it whitish or any super light color will make it readas dingy, I’d say in case a room or area or wall is shadowed. Painting that wall dark, made the space. Very nice transformation. Anyway, in looking at the photos, the dark wall and the grey throughout, maybe the frames on the girls pictures will bring blackish to that corner and tie in with the rest? Really smart. Just an observation. The biggest challenges I’ve faced is successfully blending form with function, as a DIY designer.
I don’t mind admitting that I’ve spent hours considering patterned throw pillows in store. By the way I pulled gether a palette of sage light green, steely blue and warm gray alongside hints of coral and dozens of complimentary wood grains, since we wanted the room to be the space type we would naturally gravitate towards.
When it came time to make over our family room, Know what guys, I made a pact with myself right up front to pay extra special attention to the comfort value of every and any piece that I chose for the visual design of the space. The first step, ofcourse, was coming up with a vibe for the room.
I’ve learned that having a specific scheme in mind from the ‘get go’ helps make furniture and accessory choices much easier down the line, and it was certainly the case while designing our family room makeover.
My husband and I spent a couple of weeks brainstorming ideas for how we would ultimately use the room, the ne of the entire ‘spacefrom’ furniture and art, to textiles and ‘lightingwould’ all be dictated by the overall function that we gave it. Good news is that pulling it all gether really only requires a handful of intentional decisions.
While flooring and more, ll find furniture,blinds and window treatments.
While calming palette and choosing furniture and textiles that are inherently cozy, your family room can become a place that blends form, function, and a little fun, I believe back to the day we unearthed it in a box of old, marked down electronics, or there’re memories of that one spontaneous Saturday morning when I picked up a funky oil painting on a whim, when I catch sight of the quirky mid century radio on our console. Now pay attention please. By the way, the vintage kilim rug that we hung behind the TV is a fun reminder of the days we spent sipping coffee side by side on the couch while hunting online for the perfect runner in our color palette. Actually I instead settled on pieces that all hinted at an easiergoing way of life. Minimalist surfaces, and even the occasional metal statement piece or two.
While a round glass coffee table offers room to move around with ease, a gently curved microfiber sofa and soft bonded leather side chair turned the center section of the room into the main conversation area that we now enjoy for hours at a time.
Layered rugs underfoot give our new laminate floors a tad of welcome bounce and plushness perfect for bare feet morning, noon, and night. The final layer in our family room makeover was a collection of our favorite secondhand finds from local antique and thrift stores.
While matching ‘midcentury’ inspired wood cabinetsa television stand and a side table sport lots of handy storage space, while nodding wards our love for the 1960s era of design. While almost white blinds help diffuse the harsher hours of sunlight, pretty wood and chrome fans provide a nice breeze on sunny afternoons. These often ‘one of a kind’ diamond in the rough type pieces set our room apart from the rest, plus we love having the opportunity to relive memories spent antiquing gether downtown.