We have lots of snow on the ground, here at StoneGable. So it’s the perfect time to get cozy and get a look at my winter family room. After Christmas I like to pare things down and keep my family room simple. It feels good to embrace the “less is more” decorating philosophy this time of year. My family room is informal, easy going, all-American and kid and pet friendly! I like the look of toasty taupes and golds with white. They warm up the whites in the room. My family room is a great place to read, watch tv, drink lots of coffee, nap and casually entertain. Come on in I’ve been waiting for you…
Our family room is not huge. It’s adequate. Although it has 2 windows and a big french door it is the darkest room on our home. A big porch roof hides a good deal of light coming through my windows. I would love to change out the windows for two huge double french doors. Maybe someday! In the winter the family room fees especially cozy with a fire in the fireplace.
The sofa is slipcovered in an ivory stain resistant material. This sofa gets lots of wear. I love to pile it with pillows. When we are sitting or lounging on it the pillows go in a big basket behind one of the slipcovered club chairs.
The pillows this winter are neutral. No big pops of color. I’m keeping things simple! I love white, taupe and gold together! They are so so comfortable to live with.
The coffee table takes a beating in the family room. We eat off of it, play games on it, put our feet up on it and more! And because it has a chippy, antiqued look it can be abused! It is certainly more functional than decorative. And that’s just the way it should be!
I change the contents on the top of the coffee table a couple times a month. I love creating new vignettes. Right now I have a big galvanized tray sitting at an angle on the coffee table.
My home tends towards traditional styling, but I love lots of farmhouse touches. There are many great ways to add farmhouse elements to almost any home. Galvanized metal has a industrial/farmhouse feel and adds so much trendy farmhouse charm!
Did you notice the big pop of orange tulip color? How could you miss it. I find it hard to live without flowers! And I love tulips. A bold colored tulip is just what my family room needs!
I found these beauties for $4.00 a bunch at The Produce Junction. What a steal!
Galvanized metal and orange tulips love each other! They are complimentary colors!
Stacked burlap covered books sit on the opposite side of the coffee table. Burlap is another fabric I just can’t live without. It’s no longer a trend but a new classic!
The little mouse sleeping on the books is our “house mouse”. When Bobby and I moved into our first home as newlyweds that little mouse was sleeping on the mantel. We have carried him from house to house. I took him off our mantel and he temporarily sleeps on the books.
The curio sits to the side of the sofa. The white file drawers won me over when I first saw this piece. I am thinking about liming it. We will see!
I love this petite chair. I needed one more chair in the family room that would not take up too much space. This pretty small chair is big on comfort… and nailhead trim. A very reasonably priced chair from Birch Lane.
I often get asked about my tv. Here it is tucked into the built in on the left side.
You might like to follow me on Pinterest and see what I’m pinning every day HERE.