Over the past few years I have never shared a full tour of the room that our family spends the most time in, our family room. When you enter our home you walk directly into our family room which opens up to our dining room and sunroom. It’s a pretty small space that serves multiple functions but it has great sunlight and a cozy fireplace for the winter.
Design wise it’s been a room that has kept pretty neutral throughout the years. Because it opens up into the rest of the house and the mantel changes seasonally, I like it basic and neutral. So I finally snapped some pics with it all spruced up for Fall!
The focal point of the room is the fireplace where my husband and I built bookcases on both sides. We also mounted the TV above the fireplace because we were short on space in this room. Having the TV on the wall also gives me space to include seasonal decor on the mantel. For Fall we have gourdes, mini pumpkins and Hydrangea.
Here is the view of the other side of the room. As you can see the front door opens right into this room which is why we constructed the entryway built-ins last year. The sofa was a Craigslist find, originally purchased from a Danish furniture store in Kansas City. The lamp is Ikea and rug from Home Goods. The pillows are from Crate and Barrel.
We recently purchased two Hayden Dining Chairs from World Market to anchor the fireplace. These are great because they are lightweight and we can easily move them around the room or entire main level to accomodate guests.
The bookshelves provide a mix of function and style. The lower shelves hold toys and books for Noah while the uppers display photos, books and accessories. I also like including a tray on one of the shelves to conceal our keys, wallets and phones.