At the end of this post, there’s even a chance for you to win a $500 HomeGoods gift card to make over a room of your own, so I hope this family room update provides inspiration for a space you might want to tackle in your home!
Ok, since every good reveal needs a “BEFORE” – let’s start there. Let me remind you how this space looked just a few weeks ago:
The goal of the project was to help my clients – a family with two young daughters – achieve the perfect balance of style and function. They wanted the room to look more sophisticated while still providing a comfortable place for the kids to play, and they needed plenty of stylish storage for toys.
The old carpet had definitely seen better days! It was stained and wrinkled, but we really debated about whether to replace it since they have two young kids. We considered holding off on new carpet until the kids get a bit older, but when would be the right time? The reality is that kids will always be kids, so rather than waiting for life to change, we decided to find a stylish carpet option that would fit their lifestyle today. It would have to be soft for the girls to play, and it obviously would have to be durable. Thankfully we discovered that the Relax, it’s…Lees carpet line from Carpet One Floor & Home® was a perfect match for their needs!
We narrowed the carpet choices down to four shades of gray and created a design plan for the room. You can read all about the plans and my tips for choosing the perfect carpet color in my prior post about this family room.
And now, let me show you around the new and improved family room!
We debated on whether to keep or replace the existing brown couch, but since it’s only a few years old and in good shape, we decided to work with it. We brightened up the space by putting a much lighter shade of gray on the walls, and then added lots of color in shades of teal and yellow.
The new gray carpet helps to balance out the dark brown couch, and combined with the light gray walls, it gives the space a much more modern look compared to the old tan carpet.