With closing down of state and county parks, beach fronts in California , once again, we will have to spend more time in our home. The human nature is that the longer you stay in one place, the more you start to focus on every details. And that may drive you crazy. Our experience is that maybe it is time for you to do something. Rather than just staring at something that is not pleasing to the eye, do something about it–de-cluttering, re-organizing and creating something beautiful. So at the end of the day, you can at least take a break and enjoy your labor fruits. Read on to learn how bring more fun to your family room in style.
1. Take advantage of your view if you are lucky to have one.
Please, please free up your space in front of your windows or your patio door if you happen to have a view of a beautiful garden, a meadow, magical mountains, breath-taking ocean or deep green forest. In the photo above, we love how the blue velvet sofa sits against a wall and oversees the outdoor view. The trick here is those two striped upholstered X-benches. They will not block your outdoor views. Rather, they provide flexible seating options.
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2. Have a corner table setup
One of benefits of having a corner table-set up in your family room is that it is able to use the dead space in the corner and creates a new activity zone (such as game table)for the whole family. You know we all have that feeling when we sit around a table in Starbucks and we intend to be able to focus on our reading or our work although it is pretty noisy in the surroundings. And fun part is that you can add your own decor style and personality.
Happy National Textiles Day! From fashionable style to everyday necessity, textiles provide us with a wealth of design possibilities. For interiors, choosing right fabric does a magic for a room, specially when we are in a process to create an elegant and feminie room. Here is the before-and-after family project we did.
Here are 6 steps we did for this project:
Repainted the walls in a pale lilac color. The original yellow is too powerful and strong. The pale lilac is feminie, subtle, calm and sophisticated. It adds a touch of spring freshness to the room.
Installed lilac drapery panels with green greek key trims to give the room an elegant, neat, relaxing and tailored looking.
Arranged a newly upholstered emerald green velvet banquette against the window to lend a hand of comfy and coziness.
The geometric pattern and pop colors on the pillows light up the whole room and make it chic, interesting and modern.
Grouped two art works rather than one on the wall to make the wall more visually balanced and pleasant.
Spring blooms in pale pink, lilac, blue and white continue the color theme of the room and signal the time of the year.