Keeping it Simple: Family Room Makeover

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Family Room Makeover

Do you a dark room or a neglected room in your house?  Mine was our family room.  It’s in the basement, no one ever sees it really, so I put it off and didn’t do anything with it. Then one day I decided that it was time to spruce it up and make it look better and not be embarrassed to have people come down into it.  So here it is!
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Here are a few before pictures of it.  I told you not very pretty.  And not very clean… And very boring and plain.  Not very colorful, that's for sure!
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This is the room that we spend a lot of time in, so I had to make it kid friendly.  Besides the kids’ bedrooms, this is really their room.  So there is a chest for toys, the kids’ computer and some little chairs just for them.family room makeover (5)
Our entertainment center, just a little better than the before right?! 
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Couches with new slip covers because the kids had stained the couches so badly.  And of course cute pillows. 
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A nice bright red wall, I love it! 
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Being in the basement, the room needed to be brightened up, literally.  So I got a couple lamps from Better Homes and Garden.  My little yellow table needed something, and this lamp was perfect for it!  
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Fun decorations on the tv stand, including a BHG wax warmer.  I love how it looks and it’s has one of my favorite scents in it, cilantro pineapple. 
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The walls are big, so each wall has something big on it. 
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I normally make my own pillows, but I couldn’t resist these amazing pillows from BHG.  The reds one would have taken forever to make and not look nearly as nice. 
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We had the one little chair but it was a constant fight on who got to sit in it, so we had to get another one.   It even reclines too!  This chest I got from a garage sale for $5, so it stores some bigger toys. 
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To help me spruce up my family, I headed to Walmart and Walmart dot com and got some Better Homes and Garden things.  The selection was great and I was able to find things that matched my family room perfectly! 
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Right now BHG has a contest going on, a pin it to win it  contest.  Dream up your own makeover and enter it in the Room Refresh Sweepstakes


Disclosure: I received compensation from Better Homes & Garden for my time and participation in the Better Homes & Garden Refresh Challenge. Although we have a material connection, any publicly stated opinions of Better Homes & Garden and their products remain our own.

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5 comments:

anastasia anezinis said...

cool refresh!I like so much a red wall!!
hugs

Shirley said...

Looks great!! I love the decor under the TV. So pretty!

Kyle and Amy Brinkerhoff said...

What color of red did you use on your wall?

Jolene said...

Great Job! It looks great. I love the decorative touches.

Cathy said...

Awesome job!

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Hugs, Cathy