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Downstairs family room ideas-Color Lovers makeover

You know how you live with something for so long, and would love to change it because its just not working? That’s how our downstairs family room was. I am excited to be working with a few other bloggers and some great sponsors on a makeover! We are calling this  series the “Color lovers series”. The final post will be June 27th, but today I want to share my inspiration with you!

As many of you know, after getting some water , our old furniture was done for, and had to go. We ended up making do for a really long time  with two love seats and a chair for 5 people. It was fine 5 years ago when the kids were little, but now they are almost real, live, bigger human beings and we were running out of space! You can see the entire room here. I actually don’t photograph this room a lot because the kids hang out there, and to be honest, it’s rarely clean. I pulled a wad of old,hidden, candy wrappers from between the seat cushions last week. Classy.

Here’s a peek at our current “before” downstairs.

Cozy basement family room

As you can tell, not the most practical with the love seats for a downstairs family room, but you work with that ya got. They were free.  I am pretty excited to be looking at sectionals where we can all,finally, sit together! It has to be a smaller sectional though, it’s not a huge space (it’s about 12 ft x 13ft.). I am also going to mix in some my own things as well, such as the coffee table I recently sanded. You finally get to see it in the room! I added one in below in the inspiration board so you could see the space more put together.

 I am excited to share with you my inspiration  for what is soon to be our new space in cooperation with these sponsors!

The Mine

Which used to be ATG stores. They have a great selection of furniture and decor. They have a sectional I have my eye on!

Birch Lane

Which has fantastic home decor and everything to decorate your space!


A great place not only for art, but lamp shades,and curtains!

Downstairs family room inspiration styled with natural wood and colorful touches

I am going with neutral, dark gray couches. I learned the hard way once about buying non-neutral large furniture.

 The rug I am thinking about is a but more neutral than the one above, and I plan on adding color in with accessories and art!

So we have  a month to pull it all together!

Room makeovers logo

The downstairs family room big reveal is coming June 27th!! Make sure to visit the other bloggers to see their inspirations for their spaces!

Kelly Elko










This is a sponsored post, opinions are all my own.




  1. So fun, Jennifer! I love your choices (I also learned the hard way about keeping big ticket items neutral) and can’t wait to see the transformation!

  2. We have a no food on couch rule in our house but lord knows what I would find if I checked in between the seat cushions. Love your plan. Love that your family will have an amazing space to hang and create memories.

    1. Thanks Laura, My kids re pretty good sneakers, hence the stuff between the cushions!!

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