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Beavers Family Room Mood Board

Family Room Decor Mood Board

Sam and I have been in our first home for just over a month now. I have to say, so far it’s been fantastic! The living space is wonderful, we love our neighborhood and we’re finally starting to feel settled in. But as far as making the house a home… not much has happened. In fact, we’ve done nothing — not even paint. So it’s about time we got our butts in gear and started putting our own stamp on things.

Luckily, our house doesn’t need any renovations; sure, there are upgrades we’d like to make eventually, but the house isn’t even 10 years old yet so 99% of things are still in style and in good repair. We mostly want to do cosmetic changes — paint, decor, furniture — that sort of thing. We decided to start with the rooms we use the most, which means most of the downstairs. The family room is where we spend most of our time, so that’s the room we want to start fixing up first. Just for a quick reminder, here’s what we’re starting with:

Current Family Room

The room is pretty much getting a complete overhaul. We bought a new sectional over the weekend (Trevor 5-piece in Granite from Macy’s), and my parents are coming up this weekend to help paint (Sherwin Williams Olympus White… which is really a light grey). I have a cool plan for a DIY media console, which involves painting our gel fireplace white and adding some bookcases and cabinets to extend it along the wall, below the TV, which will get mounted.

Macys Trevor Sectional
Our new sectional! We got the color on the right.

We also want to add some pops of color through decor and accents. Overall, we want a light, bright and  fresh feeling, so I’m thinking some navy, green and yellow accents would be a nice touch. I’m thinking of adding a navy area rug, plus some really fun, multicolored throw pillows. I also think some big artwork would go really nicely in this room too. I just need to find the perfect pieces! to keep all of my ideas straight, I decided to do a little mood/inspirational board:

Beavers Family Room Mood Board


I’m so excited to get this project rolling, now that I have some great ideas. The family room is the biggest room in the house, and one of the rooms we spend the most time in, so I want the design to be a true reflection of our personalities. Of course, beautiful AND functional is key, because at the end of the day this isn’t a showroom, it’s our living space!


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21 thoughts to “Family Room Decor Mood Board”

  1. You guys are leaps and bounds ahead of us… We’ve been in our house about 5 months and we haven’t done a lot of the stuff we were really gung ho on before closing.

    We did get a new bed and some accent furniture but still need to fix up our dining and living rooms. We need to strip some wallpaper too 😑

    You are motivating me to pull out my list though!

  2. Love it! You have a great taste!
    Decorating is so fun, but can be so overwhelming. I like how you put together the inspiration board to keep everything straight and get an idea of how it will all look together!

  3. Love it! Have fun with the decorating! I’ve always hated moving, but I love making new places seem like home. 🙂 I like the style you’ve chosen!

  4. You’re so on top of things! It took us 4ish years to put things on the walls and buy a rug that was attractive (but could also withstand lots of chewing/clawing/urinating from various animals)!

  5. Ohhhh very pretty! Loving the colorful rug. Make sure to take a ton of ‘in progress’ and complete photos so we can all live vicariously through you 🙂

  6. Yeeaap, that is ocean blue… lol. Great colour choice with Olympic white.
    I love your sectional, we pretty well have the same one and LOVE it! I cannot wait to get that thang out of storage and into our new house except I am afraid it may be too big :(. Time to remove a section….

    Make sure we get to see before and afters! I love stealing design ideas lol.

  7. We just re-did our bedroom! We did it in a British Colonial (West Indies) style: big four poster bed with a canopy (no cloth, just frame) and dresser. The nightstands are rattan and metal. We then framed four prints from some of our travels and added a few other accessories (hurricane candle, tropical plants, etc.). Changing up your decor is a lot of fun, especially when you do it together! :0)

  8. Oooh, love it all! We’ve been in our house for 10 years now, and the living room is the one room I have never been happy with. I would love to just start from scratch with all new pieces!

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