Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Final Reveal of Family Room Changes

Hello everyone!

Well, it's been weeks that I've been tweaking the family room.  It took a while to decide which direction I wanted to take it in.  I played around with red and white, blue and white, red and blue etc.  But, everything I did  just fell short of what I was looking for.  Until now.  I wanted something cozy and comfortable.  I wanted something soft and imperfect.  Yet, I wanted something stylish too.  So, I decided to bring in soft denim blues and some indigo to my sofa and chairs.  I moved some furniture around to give me the cozy seating group I was after that also made more sense for how we use the room.  I changed the lighting around as well.  And this is what I came up with.



I have plans to either get an L-shaped sofa one day or a new sofa and loveseat, or sofa and two matching chairs.  But, until then this will have to to do.  So, just try to overlook that my two chairs sitting side by side don't match perfectly.



This arrangement works so well for this room.  I don't know why I never tried it before in the almost 20 years that we've lived here!

I'm loving the pops of soft denim and some darker indigo in the mix.


I brought back my Swedish style arm chair to soften this corner of the room too.


I'm glad to finally have this room done and not feel like something is "off" when I walk into it anymore.  I guess I'm my own worst critic.  

Be sure to come back here Wednesday night for the weekly Share Your Style link party too!

Thanks for stopping by.

~ Kelly ~ 

39 comments:

Stacey said...

The room is so pretty! I love the deep blue you've added to the room. Nobody would ever notice that the chairs don't match perfectly. :)

Deserae said...

I really like the new furniture arrangement and the pops of blue you added! Glad you finally got the room the way you like it :o)
~Des

Sally Somervill said...

It looks beautiful Kelly! Of course, I love the denim - it's so easy to bring in. It goes with everything like a favorite pair of jeans. I'll be back to check out the party.
xo SAlly

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

It looks cozy and welcoming. Love the different shades of blue.

Anita Diaz said...

I *love* your new arrangement and the addition of the denim!! I am with you that the room has to work for how you use it, and finally found what worked in my own last summer after trying everything possible the going with my last resort. I have been thinking about an L-shape or sectional too. They sure make sense and come in so many different styles.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I have those same denim pillows. Love them and the room looks great.

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

The room looks lovely. I felt the same way about our family room -- once we got a new couch (sectional) and things got rearranged a bit, I couldn't believe that I hadn't thought of that arrangement before in the 11 years we've lived here!
xoKathleen

Little Farmstead said...

It looks so inviting Kelly! I love your denim pillows with the tattered edges! ~julie

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

The new arrangement looks great Kelly! I love the pops of blue you added! An L shaped sectional would look great in this room!

linda56 said...

love the blues and cream.....very inviting....would love to use a little color in my home...but always stick with the neutrals....maybe someday when i get the living room repainted white or cream...i will be brave.....thanks for sharing your style with us...

Michelle Mortensen said...

It looks pretty and comfortable!
Best,
Michelle from simplysantabarbara.blogspot.com

Debra@Common Ground said...

love the denim and indigo print, Kelly, but then I love it no matter what accent color you choose. It's a great space. Your chairs look great together!

Linda said...

Your home always looks warm and inviting! Love all the special touches.

Debbie said...

I love blue with white.
The furniture arrangement looks great, Kelly!
I didn't even notice the chairs until you said something...don't worry about them not matching.
It all looks very cozy, and beautiful in the room.
Debbie
xo

Tracy Holcombe said...

You have done a wonderful job and I am crushing on your Swedish chair. This room is so inviting. I know you will spend a lot of time in it now.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This is all so pretty, Kelly...it has a fresh summery feeling! And I love it when things don't match...it feels collected over time...

cynthia lee designs said...

Your room looks great and very cozy. Love the touches of blue.
~Cindy

Blondie's Journal said...

I love this arrangement, Kelly! it looks perfect and I really like that it is a place where everyone can cozy up and talk...that's what it's all about. I wish I had a big room like this, you really have so much space! The pillows are awesome. I have white in my family room and was thinking of doing some paisley pillows with blue.

Jane x

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

this room looks great. I love the 2 chairs side by side, making the room inviting and cozy.

Doreen@househoneys said...

Isn't it great when something finally comes together?! The shades of blue are perfect and I can understand why you're happy now. You're lucky you have a space that is conducive to changing things around. There's only one place I can put my sofa :(. Borrrinnnggggg.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

The darker denim blue colors compliment the room nicely! I was in Michael's the other day and they had a lot of pretty denim decor items. Love that! I wouldn't have even noticed the chairs don't match. It's so funny how we live with something for years and years, then on a whim, we'll move something around and it just makes more sense. I'm not happy with a corner of my living room, but I'm trying to live with it until we build our bookshelves. I hate that feeling of something being "off" though. I love those big windows in your family room.

Art and Sand said...

I thought it looked perfect before, but you proved me wrong.

The room looks wonderful.

JoAnne said...

It's really beautiful, Kelly, you totally nailed it! And I think it's perfectly fine that the two chairs aren't the same. I would be standing in the doorway admiring the room every chance I had if I were you!

Lady Pamela said...

Where do you get your chair slipcovers from? I got a roadside wingback chair and after I have it cleaned I would like to cover it with white slipcovers.
Thanks for the help.
*Smiles*

Missy George said...

Looks wonderful Kelly..Love the blue accents..

Cynthia said...

Happy Kelly that have your room the way you want. Like the denim pillows and the furniture arrangement

Cindy

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Kelly...I so love this arrangement of the room and love how you added the blue...it looks so very warm and cozy...a room filled with much charm and love!

Finding Grace Interiors said...

Kim, your room looks beautiful! I love the white and blue palette. I have to take a second look to the chairs, I couldn't tell they didn't match the first time!! They look great together! So comfy and cozy! you did a great job!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Just beautiful, Kelly! I love the new arrangement and the pillows are wonderful.
Hugs,
Sherry

Katie Mansfield said...

I love the addition of the denim. I don't think the room ever looked off. It always looked pretty to me. I love the blue and white accents in the hutch.

Cindy Rasley said...

Looks very relaxing great job

Consider It All Joy said...

It is such a cozy room. I feel like I could just walk in with a good book, curl up and relax! So nice! Enjoy! Blessing, Cindy

Melanie @ Rustic Farmhouse said...

lovin the blue! the room looks great!

Rustic Maple Elizabeth said...

Your rooms always look great, Kelly. I like blues and denim so this version is especially pretty.

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Isn't it amazing how long it can take to see our rooms in a different way? I love the way your room turned out, and I especially love the denim touches. Beautiful, Kelly!

Kimberly Lewis said...

This looks so incredible!Pinned and tweeted. Please join us on Monday at 7 pm and party with us! It is so super fun to see what you have been working on! Lou Lou Girls

Benita Roberts said...

Everything looks so beautiful!

Julie Nichols said...

I love the blue pillows on your beautiful white sofas. Such a pretty room so crisp and clean.
Visiting from Cozy Little House.

Rue said...

You did a beautiful job! Honestly, I never would have noticed the two chairs were different :)