My New Family Room

Now that the addition on the house is no longer a bedroom but a family room I’m working on creating a cozy family room.  It’s not a large space but it allows us to entertain in a cooler environment away from the wood stove in the main living area.    I want to keep it warm, friendly, country and “my style” and will turn the main living area into a man-cave type decor so that all of hubby’s friends that visit can sit around comfortably and admire his trophies and talk of old times.  The man really is a hunter first and farmer second.   The man-cave reveal will be in another post and today I’ll show what I have to work with and what I have completed so far.

It's a long narrow room with lots of light.

It’s a long narrow room with lots of light.

Exterior door that's not used much in the winter but open a lot in warm weather.

Exterior door that’s not used much in the winter but open a lot in warm weather.

This room is right off the kitchen with a large closet on the left that will store our winter coats and outer apparel of our guests.

This room is right off the kitchen with a large closet on the left that will store our winter coats and outer apparel of our guests.

There are two small windows on the south wall that let in lots of light.

There are two small windows on the south wall that let in lots of light.

Most all of that furniture has been removed and I’ve done the following arrangements for now.  I want to add lots of seating that’s easily arranged so that when little brother comes for weekend visits I can bring out a fold away bed or futon.

Clean walk through to kitchen.

Clean walk through to kitchen.

Entertainment center with lots of shelving and little nooks.

Entertainment center with lots of shelving and little nooks.

Seating for three so far.

Seating for three so far.

Shelving for our huge assortment of DVD's.

Shelving for our huge assortment of DVD’s.

Simple and warm but wait until I add my country touch to everything.

Simple and warm but wait until I add my country touch to everything.DSCN4697

View into room from kitchen.
View into room from kitchen.

 

Some rugs and wall decor makes a world of difference.  I want to add a futon or small sleep sofa and some hassocks because when the whole family is here, we need the seating.  Not too bad for  a country girl using hand me downs and years of family treasures!

 

6 responses to “My New Family Room

  1. It looks wonderful thus far and enjoy it as you go along! 🙂

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  2. looks good! at my house that room turned into a toy room…but we still have a recliner and love seat in there.

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    • Thank you!! It’s a work in progress and I took my rug loom in there last night. I have a basket/tote with crocheting by one chair and one of cross-stitch at another. I want to make a farm themed quilt for the wall between the window and DVD case and the wall at the exterior door is going to be a family portrait wall with pictures of the kids, us, our parents and grandparents. I’ve got the frames for them and I’m ready to enlarge and print them from my computer but waiting on the mattes to come in. I’ll probably put an antique couch table or bench under the photo wall with country displays on it. I love decorating.
      I wish I had it full of toys for grandchildren but Victoria has turned 16 and really hard to entertain now. I wish I had a house full of grandchildren.

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  3. Your home looks lovely – a credit to you.
    Colin

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