It’s been about 2 1/2 months since I’ve written a post (more on why later), so I thought my first post back I’d write about our newly re-decorated Family Room.
When we moved into our house almost 3 years ago now, we basically just brought all my husband’s boring bachelor pad Family Room furniture with us and have used that ever since. The (double reclining) couch was dark dusty blue, the end tables, coffee table, and TV stand were black, and the walls were beige. Blah. I’ve been dying to tackle this room and this spring we finally did.
Well, since moving to the house we had incorporated great black bookcases and other black accessories to match the old color scheme, when re-doing the current Family Room, we decided to keep the black theme but also think of a vibrant, bold, and unique color pallet to go with it.
We started with the couch because we had specific needs – a smaller-than-normal sectional couch to give us more seating in the TV watching area of the room (that area isn’t big enough for a couch and love seat). We happened upon an amazing sale at Boston Interiors at the end of March where you could pick any couch design and have it made, free of charge in ANY FABRIC CHOICE from their entire fabric collection – I was in heaven. We spent a good hour deciding which color to go with and finally decided on a great micro-fiber material in an aqua/green color for the couch and a great flower pattern for the pillows that incorporated black as well as the color of the couch.
Next came the wall color decision and we were all over the place. We knew we wanted bright and bold or maybe gray because the couch is so bold? More than anything though, we knew we wanted to stay away from greens and blues. Here were our options:
After much deliberation we went with the orange and we love how it turned out!