My good friend, Heidi, was looking to update to her family room. She has lived in her house for eight years and felt like it was time for a new look. I love re-doing a room, so when she asked me to help out with the update, I was more than happy to assist!
Over the years, the shelves got a little tired and cluttered looking. The first move was clearing off the shelves, giving me a clean slate to work with. Photo albums were removed. New photo’s were placed in the picture frames. And a few new items were purchased to freshen up the look. Here is the before picture…
And the after….
And a few close ups…
In a nutshell, this is what I did to update the shelves….
* Remove all of the photo albums. They were placed in the larger baskets in the bottom shelves * Four matching baskets placed across the top shelves for a unified, clean look. * Pictures were updated in all of the frames * Small, simple vignettes were created on each shelf with just a few items to minimize a cluttered look. * A few new items were purchased for the update – white enamel pitcher with flowers, vases with rocks, moss and flowers, metal buckets with faux green grass (and a new tv, which wasn’t necessary but sure looks great!).*
And now onto the couches….
The old couches were a special order item several years ago. Heidi didn’t love them from the start, but being that they were special order, the couches weren’t able to be returned. So this update has been a long time coming!
The leather couch is still a family favorite, so Heidi selected chocolate colored couches that would coordinate with the leather couch and ottoman. The new chair and love seat create a more unified look to their family room.
The floral chair was replaced with a chocolate microfiber covered chair. The black end table was switched out for a cream colored one that was in another corner of the room.
The salmon colored love seat was replaced with a love seat in a chocolate microfiber. A variety of white cotton pillows were purchased on Etsy. And a coordinating pair of powder blue pillows add color and variety with their different shapes.
Now that the couches are in and the shelves are redecorated, Heidi and her family think the end result was well worth the wait!
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