Friday, December 30, 2016

Changes in the Family Room and New Chandelier

Hello everyone!

Happy New Years Eve.......Eve!  Do you have any big plans?  One thing that is nice, now that my husband has retired from firefighting, is that he is home on all the holidays.  So, with that, you would think we would be out painting the town.  Nope!  We're old fuddy duds I guess.  We'll bring in the new year here at home in front of the television like we always do.  

Now that Christmas decorations have been taken down, I found myself wanting to make a few changes to my decor.  Don't you find that happening to you sometimes too?  Usually that means some new accessory placements etc.  But, this time, I went big!  I had my husband help me move some big pieces of furniture around.  

I think what sparked the changes was my new french style chandelier that I got over the holidays.  I shared it on Instagram already but haven't shared it here yet.  Here is the new look for my family room.

I moved the super gigantic grey painted armoire that used to sit in the corner beside the fireplace to my sitting room.  I will share that another day.  In it's place, I moved my french style clock in the corner.  I like how the brown color picks up the color in the chandelier.  

I also pushed the sofas up closer to the fireplace so they make the gap where the armoire was not so great.  The clock is much smaller than the piece of furniture that was there.  

I was lucky to have a lot of sun flooding this room when I took these pictures.  It had been raining and dark earlier this week.

Here is a close up of the chandelier that I got.  I love it so much!  It stands out nicely against the white furniture and white walls.  I got it from while on sale.  

I had to be careful not to get too big of a chandelier since my ceilings aren't vaulted.  So many of these types of chandeliers are huge.  This one is smaller in size and works well for the space.  

Now, we may need to downsize our TV cabinet to something smaller.  Not sure yet.  It seems a bit big compared to the clock on the other side.  I like how my fireplace is no longer squished between two big pieces of furniture though.  

I'll be sure to share the changes I've made in my sitting room with the armoire in there next.  I'll be sharing it on  INSTAGRAM  too.  

Hope you all have a safe and happy New Years Eve and Day!

~ Kelly ~


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the chandy!! The clock looks nice there and can't wait to see the armoire in the sitting room. The t.v. might look better sitting on a lower chest. :)

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Love your new chandie!!

Ron said...

The new chandelier is a great addition. Happy New Year from the comforts of your home.

Junkchiccottage said...

Hello Kelly. The room looks bright and cozy to start into the new year. Oh how I love that clock. Your chandy is great. Wishing you great health, happiness, joy in unexpected places and lots of new adventures in 2017.

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

It's all so pretty kelly, and the candy us a special touch.

Happy New Year!

Calypso In The Country said...

Love the new chandelier! Our ceilings aren't vaulted either and I keep going back and forth about adding one to my family room. Yours is the perfect size and the room looks beautiful!

This N That said...

Love the Chandelier...A friend and I distressed an old one to look like that years ago..great look..Yes your TV Hutch is a big piece of furniture..I love TVs over fireplaces but you would lose a lot of storage.. All the best to you in 2017..Happy decorating..

Unknown said...

Beautiful chandelier Kelly. I'd luv one, but the thought of no ceiling fan in the Florida summer makes me cringe.
Happy New Year to you and yours!

Pinehurst Farm said...

Hi Kelly!
I love your home! It is so peaceful and fresh! I love your new chandy! I like the clock there, but as you mentioned, it is now heavy looking on the TV side. One change always seems to bring on more! I just moved my living room around some. Now I am moving things around in other rooms! I love your blog and look forward to the New year with you!

Brenda Pruitt said...

Love the clean lines of the chandy! Happy New Year!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Love your new chandelier! And the clock looks great in its new spot. We'll be right there with you ringing in the new year in front of the tv. :)

Deserae said...

The room looks so pretty....I love the new chandelier and the clock in the corner too. I can't wait to see the sitting room now. Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!!!!!!

Linda said...

Lovely chandelier!
Just a suggestion of wrapping your fireplace with bookshelves and then Hang your TV over your fireplace. Move your clock to you front hallway.
Then you will have plenty of room to display all your cute accents.

Debra said...

I love the chandelier and how a new change makes you fall in love with the room all over again. The fireplace really stands out with the new arrangement. It is a lovely room.

Twinkle Terrior said...

Hi Kelly.... we are just like yall, "fuddy duddies" and love being on the sofa by the TV LOL My fireman hubby is not retired yet though. Happy 2017 and thx for sharing your beautiful blog :)

R's Rue said...

Happy New Year.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your new chandelier is a pretty addition to your room, Kelly! As much as I loved our big armoire, I had to sell it because it was too big to fit in a corner of our living room. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

We celebrated our family Christmas during New Year's weekend, so we were safe and sound indoors. Happy New Year!

Katie Mansfield said...

I love it. It looks perfect for watching T.V. as a family.

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

The chandelier is great, Kelly! The room looks so inviting - a nice place to curl up and watch tv, or sit by the fire! Happy New Year to you!

Christine at Little Brags said...

I love how you used a chandelier in the family room. It looks amazing with your furniture!

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