October 09, 2013

The Family Room Makeover - part 1

This summer I started redecorating the family room.  It's a room we spend a lot of time in and I really wanted to update the tan walls, to a pale gray scheme.  It's almost done, but I'm still adding some final touches.

It all began when I found this fabric at a local store.  I loved it and it made our green couches work (which I don't love, but we aren't buying new ones in the near future).  I liked the pale gray background and the chance to bring in some fun colors - mustard and a light purple.

My mom was super kind to sew all the curtain panels for me this summer.  

We added a waffle textured fabric to the bottom and some white stripes to the top and bottom for interest.

We painted the room a lighter version of the fabric's background.  Grays are hard to choose, but I got a couple sample cards and looked at them with the fabric under different lighting to ensure they really matched. Then I went even lighter because I wanted the room to feel really open.

Tomorrow I'll show you some pillows I made to add some fun to the room.  At the end of the week I'll show you my favorite part of the room - a huge piece I painted.

Thanks for dropping in.


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