Family Room Refresh 2014

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After the holidays it feels so good to clear rooms out of seasonal decor and start fresh. I am sharing my Family Room Refresh with you today.

Our family room is square shaped with a center fireplace, I love that part of it. I have switched the furniture around in this space several different ways. This time I took advantage of my husband being home for the holiday and we moved the TV down from above the fireplace mantel.

The electronics got hot when we used the fireplace and this was my “excuse” for the relocation of the TV. Now it sits on our skinny foyer table I made last fall with the large window as a back drop. You don’t recognize the foyer table? I will show you what I did to it to make it look like a cabinet with doors in my next post.

NO, the doors don’t really open.

It looks a lot different than the foyer table but it was a sturdy piece to start with.

Decorating a mantel is one of my favorite places to make pretty in my home. Having the TV in the way was bugging me. I covered the huge hole with a former window headboard that I luckily held on to when we moved. I primed the glass window panes with Bin to stop the glare.

After the Christmas tree was taken away from the far corner, I needed to balance out the window sides. I love the growth chart so I on the other side I brought in something else I adore.

The white horse canvases that were formerly in my bedroom. They looked a bit bland against my light Carrington Beige walls so I took some wood from Ben’s old bed and framed them out in a ladder style. (another future post)

I use several different coffee tables because I get tired of them after a while. I switch them out when I want a change. This one only cost me $10. My kids had their TV and XBox on it in the playroom so I traded them for the old poultry cage.

Every seat needs a place to put a drink so I consolidated some craft supplies to free up another crate.

Since this old crate is working out so well as an end table.

I am happy with the re-arrangement here and it feels refreshed and cozy. I stayed with black, white and natural for my color scheme along with some fresh greens. I never worry about my woods matching, it makes the space seem as if it were all “collected over time” and that is very “homey” to me.

Happy 2014…I am hoping for a good one this year!
See the follow up post HERE
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Gorgeous and I love that you used the bed wood to frame the horse pics.

A perfect balance of old and new. Love it.

Such a great room, Holly! I love the refresh. Love how you did the fireplace mantel. I breathed a sigh of relief when my husband nixed the idea of putting our television over the fireplace when we moved here. Instead, we turned the sunroom into our den and put the tv in there.

I love this room and love what you have the television sitting on.

Hi Holly!It all looks so beautiful !Have a GOOD day ;)))) Hug Camilla ,Norway .

Hey Holly – i love the re-decor/re-arrange, it looks great. Especially like that you moved the TV and the cabinet its on. Cant wait to see how you changed it up. When we were younger my mamaw had an old bookshelf/case that she would measure us when we visited.. I loved seeing all of our marks and names over the years.. so I'm thinking that growth chart would look good somewhere in my house to use for the grands. And Im seriously thinking of just redecorating my whole house using your blog as a guide..lol.. I love your natural style.… Read more »

Hey Holly – i love the re-decor/re-arrange, it looks great. Especially like that you moved the TV and the cabinet its on. Cant wait to see how you changed it up. When we were younger my mamaw had an old bookshelf/case that she would measure us when we visited.. I loved seeing all of our marks and names over the years.. so I'm thinking that growth chart would look good somewhere in my house to use for the grands. And Im seriously thinking of just redecorating my whole house using your blog as a guide..lol.. I love your natural style.… Read more »

I can't believe how much bigger the room looks (at least in the pictures). The TV console looks so great, I love the rustic wood in the middle….wonderful Holly! As always! Have a happy new year!

So fresh and inviting Holly love the simplicity!When can I move in!What time are cocktails,lol

It all looks beautiful! I love refreshing after the holidays.

Everything looks beautiful!! It will be so nice to have the TV down from the mantel so you can decorate it to you hearts content!

Everything looks so fresh, Holly! Would you believe I still don't have any of my Christmas decorations put away!!! Family just left yesterday….today I needed a rest….and tomorrow the frenzy begins! LOL!!~~Angela

I always love your home, no matter how you do it! I agree with the fresh feeling after taking holiday stuff down! Mistywww.throughthedutchdoor.com

I'm loving it, Holly! The TV looks great on the table, and I love the way you decorated the fireplace. The crates as side tables are very clever, and I really like the big candles inside. Fabulous!

A pretty cozy, down to earth room. 🙂 I like that coffee table the best. It's wonderful. I love wood! I found you through Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Holly what bang you came out with for 2014. I love what you have done. My husband believe or not doesn't like the TV over a fireplace. He says it is to high and it can't be safe when you have a fire blazing. I guess he was right on that front. I love what you have done with your changes and it makes the room more cozy to me. Love that cabinet too. Can't wait to see how you finished them.Cynthia

Holly, The room looks outstanding…glad that you got to move the T.V. (decorating a mantel is so much fun and always adds so much to a room). Blessings,Linda

I would probably feel the same way if I had a tv above my mantel. I love how you rearranged everything. That's a cool looking coffee table too. It almost looks like butcher block!

L-O-ve the growth chart! Thanks for the follow, and I will be doing the same!

Your family room looks so pretty. and filled with wonderful items to give it character. I love it.

I love everything!!! You always do such a warm yet beautiful room.. I also love the different textures…Great job! I need to get to work… my living area has the after Christmas blahs! Have a great day.. Blessings!

I can see why you are happy with it, it looks wonderful, fresh and crisp! I love those horse canvasses and the frame you made for them too! Nice job!

Completely love your style! I love this room! Christy @ seamsewcountry.blogspot.com

love your darling home…so cozy! xoxo, tracie

I adore this room!! That growth chart is amazing and I love the new 'place' for your tv!Susan

Yeah, you got to take the T.V. down. Love it and I can't wait to see more mantel posts.

Love your living room. It looks so inviting! Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

Adore the rustic & white mixture. You have a God given decorating talent… Tiff

Looks fantastic, Holly! I have my TV on a sideboard and we've been debating on putting it above the mantel. But I hesitate because of decorating!

I just love loved the green wreath! I hate taking down Christmas decorations, but it makes the whole house seem cleaner!agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

Hi Holly ! Your blog is AMAZING ! I just love it and I love your taste! Have a most wonderful 2014 !! ox

It's always fun to see your changes and new projects, Holly. I really like how you relocated the tv. And great \”new\” coffee table.Mary Alice

I love this room! I am in the midst of refreshing my home too after the holidays ~ it's so cold I don't want to venture out!

so pretty! i love the black white and natural look!

Just beautiful!

I always look forward to your room reveals 🙂 luv.. luv the horse prints framed in the ladder like that. I am working on a commissioned piece that will be going to Colorado… might encourage the buyer to frame hers up like that. Happy 2014 to you and yours!

I don't like TVs about the mantles. I think it takes away from the fireplace so I LOVE the changes. I don't worry about mixing woods either. The room looks very cozy! Good job!!

Looks so good Holly!Definitely a good time of year to refresh.Did you think the location of the tv above the mantel made it difficult to see. (looking up?) My husband and I are having that debate right now. I am thinking more restful to watch at a lower height?Thanks Holly!Deb

Everything looks fantastic! I especially love how you've styled your mantel. Just beautiful!Have a great week!Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

Very fresh and lovely! I love the changes you made by moving the TV! Hope your week is blessed!Sherri

Love the way you moved things around…It looks great 🙂

I love your space, Holly! I also took your tip about finding crates and scored two–just have to decide where to put them! Dee 🙂

Oh I love it. Be sure to link up to Inspire Me Tuesday, this is fabulous. Hugs, Marty

Wow, what a welcoming and cozy space. I want to curl up on your couch! Thanks for sharing 🙂

Looks great Holly!! Such a pretty room!