I hope you enjoy taking a look at how I’ve decorated the family room.
Our family room is a light-filled room where we use to enjoy watching Netflix, reading and playing games. We choose a look that is a modern take on the Arts & Crafts movement. Thus, there is an emphasis on craftsmanship, texture, natural materials, and function. This take, however, isn’t as dark as the historical Arts & Crafts style with dark paneling and stained glass windows.
Light is key, so there are lots of windows and white walls to reflect the light. Since the furnishings are all dark, most of the accessories that are used are light in tone.
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The family room furniture – primary pieces
The room is grounded by a very traditional carpet in muted tones. The burnt amber color happens to work perfectly with the leather couches, which are two identical pieces from Stickley.
The chest (coffee table) in the middle is cool. It’s a Harvey Ellis piece by Stickley. As such, there’s great inlay details on the top. The drawers make it look like a map chest.
Something that’s a bit unique is the “gathering island”. It’s a wonderful piece that combines the look of a console table with the function of a bar. We can sit and eat or drink without worrying about spilling on the couches. As an extra benefit, the height of the seats make it possible to see right over the heads of whoever is sitting on the couch and watch TV with an unobstructed view! Win!!
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Adding texture in big ways
I LOVE texture and so does the Arts & Crafts style. I’ve added it in noticable ways throughout the room. Specifically in this image you can see the two poufs, the wall hanging, and the faux fur pelt. I can’t tell you how many people are amazed at the woven wall hanging. I really need to start making some like it but for now, you can get it by checking out the similar one I found below!
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Baskets, baskets, and more baskets
I LOVE baskets. I have them all over my house and move them around from room to room to serve different purposes. Here, in the family room have them being used to hold throw blankets next to the TV stand, as a magazine refuge next to the recliner, and as side tables next to the couch.
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Artwork to add color without chaos
There is only one wall that is available for artwork. It’s a BIG wall. I found a great print at the Pier 1 Going Out of Business sale that I’m obsessed with but I wasn’t sure what to do to fill the space more. Fortunately for me, my father loved oil painting. I pulled in two of his pieces from another room, removed their ornate gold frames, and VOILA! The perfect pairing that looks colorful yet modern all at once. I’m in love.
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And then the details
While I’m not a fan of tons of clutter, having little pieces throughout a room adds such personality (in my opinion). I’ve used glass jars, trivets, pottery, and lots of throw pillows. I make the pillows and add them to my online shop as they become available. You can check ASC Handmade for those. I’ve also found some that give a like-minded feel to the room in the shopping link below.
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