Family Room Ideas

Our home buying process is continuing, without too much stress – let’s hope it stays that way! We had our home inspection on Monday and found two minor things that the sellers are taking care of. We also met with our lender on Wednesday and all is set for that – just have to wait now and plan!

Update: We heard from our realtor that the seller’s found a house, but could be bumped if they don’t remove their contingencies. While we think it’s safe for them to do so, they are unsure. I think the plan is to move up closing to September 12 and them rent it out for a week. We’ll see how this ends up. They have 60 hours to decide what they will do – however this can’t impact our sale – which is comforting.

So planning… I stopped at Sherwin Williams paint store yesterday and picked up the HGTV color books to begin this process. I’m starting to determine colors for the house, but I end up changing my mind a lot. One room I have pretty set is the family room – located on the lower level with a walkout to the backyard. Here are the photos of it again…

This room will be where we’ll put our larger tv, and be more of the lounging around room to watch movies and play games. This will also be a good spot of when Drew has his friends over and they want to play video games. We’ll still have the living room which is just another family room that I can hang out it. This will also work well for family get togethers. One area for the kids, one for the adults. Here is a mood type board that I put together to show how I plan to decorate it and make it feel not as much as a basement.

Our plan is to paint the walls that Drizzle color, do some DIY white wainscotting below to make it feel less basement-ish. Then use the existing chairs we have from Pier 1 for some color splash, and pull in those same colors to use to accent the room. We’ll use our current brown slipcover sofa – but will be updating it as soon as we have the funds to something in the lighter brown hues. We’ll probably end up with a love seat and a sofa – like the current owner’s do as well. I’d love to get a bright green rug in a fun print to pull in color into the floor and presto – a complete room! Another thing we’ll add is colorful floor to ceiling curtains and other colorful accents to complete the walls. Those can be added over time as I find things I love (or to spray paint!)