We moved into our house over 2 years ago and I am slowly moving from room to room. So, when I had the opportunity to review a tapestry from AllTapestry.com, I knew this was a perfect opportunity to focus on another room makeover! I have come up with 5 tips that have helped me to decorate our Family Room on a budget.
Find Something That Inspires You
This past month my focus has been on our Family Room. This room has been bare walled and neglected since it is a back room in our house and rarely visited by anyone outside of our family. But that has recently changed when we took over the Living Room with a Play Room for the kiddos and with this change we now needed to make our Family Room something I am excited (and comfortable) inviting guests into!
I am excited to announce that I found the inspiration for my Family Room decor at AllTapestry.com, where I found this Poppy Tango Wall Hanging.
It is large enough to help fill my large wall and has a lot of bright colors, including the right shade of green that matches the paint of the nearby Kitchen. I love that it is a tapestry because I do not have to worry about one of the kids bumping it off the wall when they “accidentally” do a headstand on the couch or throw a ball in the house.
There are hundreds of options to choose from at AllTapestry.com of varying sizes and themes, including classical artwork that I grew up looking at in museums and books. The tapestry was easy to hang once we got our hooks for our rod level. We could not find our leveler to double check, but lucky for us there is an app for that!
Painting is not always necessary, but is a cheap way to make a big change to a room. This room before we painted it, were all orange. Although orange can be a great color, it was not for us! So we opted for our current Crouton color and that is what we have had until I found our large tapestry for the wall.
Create Something Unique
Making something unique to go into the room is always fun. For this room I wanted to create some pillow that would bring in some more color to the room and the brown couch. I was afraid that my kiddos would ruin them by turning them into wrestling pillows, but came up with a great solution! To solve this problem I had my children help me make the pillows and make them something personal.
Now they think they are something special and are really careful with them.
Borrow and Reuse
Finding items in your house that you can repurpose or make better use of in the room you are decorating is a great way to save money on decor. We had a tree that no longer had a home in our Living Room that was perfect for our Family Room just behind the couch. I think it helps create a soft break between the Kitchen and the Family Room. The added perk is that our toddler can no longer reach the base of the tree to spread the fake grass around the house!
Clean and Organize
Giving the room a good clean and reorganization is a great way to help the room feel fresh and bright. That added layer of dust can really dull the color of our book shelves! I forgot how much I loved their color until I gave them a good dusting. Moving the books around really helped keep the not so kid friendly books from being torn and scattered all over the house by my busy toddler’s hands.
We still have a little bit more work to do, but overall I think we have a really great start!
**I received product to help facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own!