Family Room – Before and After

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Take a peak inside our family room – one of the most-used spaces in our home!

family room from behind

Family Room: Then and Now

When we bought this home 18 months ago, one of the things I loved most about it was the open floor plan. I loved the kitchen over-looking the family room, and I loved the tall 20-foot ceilings and big, bright windows.

The stair case was obviously a show-stopper, but what I love most is that even with a big open space, it still feels cozy.

Here are a couple “BEFORE” pictures of the space –

before picture collage of family room

That huge cutout in the wall is such an eye sore, and the furniture just looked out of place. 

Now that we have it furnished and decorated how we like, it is quite possibly my favorite spot in the house! Take a look –

looking at an entertainment center in the family room

Our Family Room

*All information about products and design will be linked at the end of this post.

I designed the entertainment center and had it built by Chris’ Custom Cabinets. I could not be happier with how it came together – doesn’t it look amazing?!?!

We installed an electric fireplace – which wasn’t my first choice – but getting a gas line to the center of this wall was going to be a major install and cost a ton of money. We purchased a Dimplex fireplace and I’ve been super happy with it.

fireplace with brick surround

I was originally envisioning a gray marble around the fireplace, but we went with a classic red brick, and I am so glad we did! It adds such character to this space, and I feel like it won’t look as dated as fast as some of the trendy tiles. (Fingers crossed!)

close up of coffee table

I’ve discovered a new love for Babies Breath greenery! My grocery store sells it for $4 for the bunch and it lasts FOREVER! Even when it is dead and dry, it looks amazing! One bouquet lasts up to a month!

overhead shot of family room

What do you think???


  • Our home was built Taylor Morrison. Read more about our home building process HERE, HERE and HERE.
  • Couches are from Costco and we LOVE them! They were less than $1,000 each and are so comfy! Our Costco usually gets couches in store during the summer, or you can buy online and hope you find something you love!
  • Blue/Gray Chairs and Ottomans are the Strandmon Chairs from IKEA.
  • Paint is “Miners Dust” by Dunn Edwards. You can read more about it in this post on The Best Gray Paint.
  • Ceiling Fan is the Groveland from Hunter. Details here on our ceiling fans + tips on choosing a ceiling fan.
  • Coffee Table
  • Rug (similar)
  • Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree (similar)

For more spaces in our home, please view our Home Tour.

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