January 17, 2017

Winter Family Room - A New Furniture Arrangement

After we packed away all of the holiday stuff, I was craving a change in our family room for winter. We spend the most time in this space during the winter months and I like it to function as well for as family as possible. I thought about the different ways we use this room and decided to break it up into sections. The three main activities we enjoy at this time of year are tv watching, playing games/puzzles and reading by the fire.
Gallery wall in winter family room



I knew that I wanted to separate the wall unit into three separate pieces because that is an easy way to change the whole feel of the room. We put the two side pieces together to give them more of a bookshelf feel.
Painted bookshelves in winter family room


I enjoy reading in front of the fire at this time of year, so this arrangement works perfectly. The plaid armchairs by the fireplace are the sweet spot in the room for sure. I kept the snowshoes up on the mantel for winter and kept things simple. The jute rug under the chairs is a new addition that we picked up at Ikea a couple of weeks back. I love how much texture and warmth it adds to this space.
Snowshoe winter mantel decor on stone fireplace
Corner stone fireplace in winter family room
Books by the fire on Bassett ottoman coffee table in winter living room
We moved the big tv part of the wall unit to our planked wall and moved most of our gallery wall items to where the tv used to be.
Pottery Barn tv stand on planked wall
Winter family room with plank wall
I decided to leave the red and black buffalo check pillow covers that I had out for Christmas on the sofa pillows for a few more weeks.
Pottery Barn plaid throw pillows on Ikea slipcovered sofa
Ikea rug layered over indoor/outdoor rug from Lowes in winter family room
Winter family room with Pottery Barn plaid pillows, stained glass lamp and DIY quilt ladder
 I will share more about the nook area I created in this corner of the family room in a future post.
Corner of family room with seating nook
Pottery Barn console table and Target cubbies in winter family room
This arrangement allows for our gallery wall to be more spread out. I enjoy having the Pottery Barn mantel shelf as a centerpiece because it makes it easy to change up the pictures on the ledge. That way I can change the pictures with the seasons.
Winter gallery wall in family room with Pottery Barn mantel shelf
Golden Retriever sleeping on Ikea Stocksund chair In a few weeks, we will be looking forward to spring, but for now we are all happy to hibernate and enjoy some family time by the fire in our family room.

25 comments:

  1. Beautiful.... Love the new look!!! Sooooo cozy by the fireplace.. !!! Thanks for sharing.....

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  2. Looks so warm and inviting and cozy. I see the puppy dog feels the same way! Love your blog!

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    1. Thanks so much, Lori. Yes, Dax definitely agrees :)

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  3. Love your room and your display walls! You have a lot on them but you've done it in such a way that feels like a complete composition and everything works so well together. Love it!

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    1. Thanks Lisa. Yes, it is a lot, I agree. I will probably edit it down a bit over time, but that's the fun in decorating for me. Have a great day!

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  4. Beautiful. I love that long buffet like table and the gallery wall. I would never get out of the chairs by the fire. Ever. I love the golden all sweetness in his chair.

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  5. Dax has it right and agrees you did a great job on moving the furniture to make the room more cozy. Looks great Courtney. That is one thing I miss in this new place is a fireplace. Love the comfy and warm feeling a fireplace gives to the room. Looks great. Have a great new week ahead.
    xoxo
    Kris

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    1. Thank you, Kris. We use our fireplace every day in the winter. But your home is so warm and inviting, even without a fireplace. Have a great week!

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  6. The room looks beautiful Courtney! I know you made the sign with the mountain quote by Tyler Knott Gregson. Did you ever provide a tutorial? I tried to look back in your archives but was not successful. I recently redid my son's room with an Adirondack theme and something like that would be perfect. We also vacation upstate and love the Lake Placid area. I'm from waayyy out on Long Island....very close to the Pottery Barn Outlet you said you drove to!!

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    1. Hi Beth! Thanks for leaving a comment today. I am itching to get back to your Pottery Barn Outlet. I so wish we had one closer. Although it would probably be dangerous for me. I didn't do a tutorial for the Tyler sign, but I used the same method to make it as I did the Baking Co sign in our kitchen (I did write a tutorial for that). Here is the link to that:
      http://www.goldenboysandme.com/2016/01/diy-painted-farmhouse-style-sign.html

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  7. Love the snowshoes over the mantle and the canoe...I was wondering where you got the paisley pillow that is in a basket by the couch? beautiful design...

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    1. Hi Kristin! Thank you. The paisley pillow cover was from Pottery Barn a couple of years back. I think the name of the pattern was called Colette. Maybe try eBay? I have had good luck finding discontinued items from Pottery Barn there.

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  8. I love this room and your idea of creating three spaces. I never thought of that. I'm going to see if I can apply that to my family room or den.

    I like your mountain theme...this is such a cozy room with the throws and pillows yet your solids keep it very soft. Family pictures are so sweet.

    Thanks for the inspiration, Courtney!

    Jane

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    1. Hi Jane. Huge compliment from you to hear you find my space inspiring. Thank you, my friend!

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  9. First time commenting! I found your blog last week and have been reading/looking at all the loveliness since then. I love that you use COLOR. So rare these days, yet many of us are craving it. I have a couple of questions for you that I didn't see answered anywhere--where do you get your fantastic paint by numbers and your collection of gorgeous throws? Also, the striped IKEA rug--does it lay flat? Are you pleased with the purchase? It would work in our family room, but sometimes thinner rugs like that have issues with my kids and pets. Thank you so much and keep blogging!

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    1. Hi Lisa! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your first comment. I so appreciate it! Yes, I love color and I am glad there are others who still also do. I purchased my paint by numbers from a variety of places, including yard sales, ebay and I even painted a couple. I love the colors and patterns of the Ikea rug, but it did move all over the floor and wrinkled up. It drove me crazy! I solved that by layering it on top of an indoor/outdoor rug that I purchased from Lowes. Now I love it. So I would recommend it, but only layered on another rug. I like the texture the combo of the two rugs adds to the room. Hope that helps and I hope you'll keep visiting my blog.

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  10. I love the cozy look and I love your blog, especially your "fur babies." I have two Golden Retrievers, as well, and enjoy seeing your two in your posts. Keep up the awesome inspiration.

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    1. Hi Ronda! Thanks so much for stopping by and for leaving a comment today. Have a great week!

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  11. Your home is just so cozy!! I love looking at all the bits and bobs you scatter about that make it a true home, not just nice to look at!

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    1. Thanks Debbie! I like the same thing about your home. :)

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