House Tour – The Family Room

Somehow, I blinked, and we’ve lived in our house for five years.

It still feels brand new in so many ways, and I couldn’t be happier that this house is our home.

But after awhile, you gotta freshen up that decor. Several years of butts planted on a couch tend to flatten out pillows, and leave things looking a wee bit tired.

I donated my old couch pillows as I decorated for the holidays – I didn’t want to give myself a reason NOT to get new ones right away after putting away the Christmas decor. (you can see the before pics by clicking here)

Isn’t it great how simply adding a new throw and a few new fluffy squares can completely renovate a space? That’s what I love about our neutral couch – I can constantly revamp.

Family Room decor from Wild RuffleI went for a rustier shade rather than my previous choice of brighter orange, and pulled out more of the truer blues to mix with the teal shades found in so many of our accessories.

Family Room decor from Wild RuffleThis little guy, found at a favorite local shop, keeps an eye on the place while we’re gone and finds himself right at home with the birds in the trees outside these windows.

Wild Ruffle family room re-doI’m still on the hunt for one more patterned pillow to break up the solids on our captain’s chair, and a more rustic end table is on the wish list too.

Wild Ruffle house tour - family roomOne thing I love about this house – the storage! Our builder kept suggesting open shelving, but I was all about enclosing as much as possible. I want no one to know what a train wreck it is inside those cabinets!

Vintage toolbox for storageThis vintage toolbox stores all our remotes – for now. Our plan is to someday take down our tv in this room, since we have our lower level finished now. Though this sliding barn door tutorial may tempt me to leave it up.

Wild Ruffle family room house tourAnd here’s the view from the couch, peeking into our kitchen and hearth room (where I do most of my late night reading).

Thanks for touring our home with me!

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Comments

  1. Every year, as I’m taking down the Christmas decorations, I tell myself “you should get a new item for your living room to freshen things up”, and I always forget. Your post has encouraged me yet again. I’m going to put a note in my ornament box to remind me next year. The room always looks so bare after Christmas comes down, it would be nice to spice it up again. I love your new pillows!

  2. I am drooling over the light in your house. LOVE it. And I am glad you like enclosed storage too! Many things we have are NOT meant to be seen as decorator items!

  3. I like the suitcases on top of the armoire and your remote hider;) Glad you like my barn door, we love it!

  4. Loving the tool box for remote control storage….what unique idea! I’m going to have to steal that one.!
    Barn door is awesome too!!

  5. Wow! I love this look into your home! You are quite the interior decorator! It looks lovely! Love Love love all the patterned pillows on the couch!

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