1. Have a PLAN to freshen your family room
So that you can envision the end… we had several reiterations of preferences until Melina and I landed on this. This doesn’t mean you have to buy everything at once…but at least you have the direction.
2. Your sofa is your big investment
Buy the best you can afford. This is an updated look from Crate and Barrel called the Taraval Oak Wood Base sofa. It comes with pretty contrasting lumbar pillows. The square pillows were custom-made. I like the two-seat cushion.
3. Style your coffee table
Your prettiest books belong on the coffee table. I love to use a tray like this one or a glass box to hold small things with a fresh element like a plant or flowers (low enough as to not block television viewing).
4. Have some elements feel more contemporary
like these leather chairs that are comfortable and stylish.
5. Create a FOCAL point and EDIT your accessories
Melina has had the brass candlesticks for a while. I love that she bought the curved ones that I featured on my blog. They are sold out now at World Market. These are similar. The convex mirror is from Ballard Designs. She has a knack for keeping her maidenhair fern alive…I sure don’t. And just removing clutter in your family room will give it a quick update!
6. UPDATE your lighting
Like this stacked alabaster lamp from Visual Comfort. They feel so fresh and organic. No two are alike. We placed them on top of matching round stone topped end tables from Arhaus. I don’t see the tables on their website anymore (good thing we grabbed them, Melina). Mix in other materials like stone or iron with wood.
7. Pull it all together with a RUG
To make sure the colors worked together, we selected the rug at the same time as we chose the sofa fabric. This is a really pretty and soft wool rug from Pottery Barn.
Also, if you are local…check this out…