Design it Home: Family Room

Chastity Fabry

Our first room to tackle is the family room; this is the room that we tend to spend the most time in (mostly because it has the big TV).  For this makeover the plan is to remove wallpaper and chair rail, paint, install new carpet, install some shelving and move in the furniture. 

This room is really dark, so we plan to lighten it up with a light paint colour and lighter carpeting… preferably one without gross questionable stains on it.  We have an existing couch, which is GIANT, that we will be planning the furniture layout around.  Its the Morton sectional from EQ3… we have 2 of those center pieces and an extra corner… HUGE.

The paint colour that we’ve chosen is Behr Sandstone Cove (middle)

It’s warm and light, but still has enough colour to stand out against white trim.  I never thought I would even paint a room beige, but I guess there is a first time for everything.  We are trying to match the paint and carpet to these pillows from Ikea (KAJSA RAND pillows), which match the couch.

For the carpet we’re going with Stainmaster berber in Cream (which is almost the same as the paint colour). 

We ordered this from Empire Canada.  They come right to your home with samples.  I love shopping at home.

I know we’ll need some colour in this room since I don’t want it to be all beige and gray.  I’m thinking RED would really spice it up.  What colours do you love to add a punch of colour?

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