Details On My Family Room: Paint, Curtains, Art + More
Hi there friends! There were lots of questions on my partial family room reveal, so today I am dishing! I really do love all the updates in my family room and the white walls made a huge difference. It’s interesting to think about my color evolution through the years, it typically coincided with a particular time in my life and what I was craving or missing. In my 40’s it feels good to paint everything white and add pops of color in other ways. Did you know, the first time I ever painted a wall white in my life was in Jack’s room, 2 years ago. Can you believe that?! I am sure this will all change again, in years to come but for now I am going to enjoy my white walls.
First, I want to share the paint I went with in here. Most of my house is Pure White, which has cream undertones. I thought Snowbound would be best in my family room since it has gray undertones. I actually took it up into the cathedral part of my entry and upstairs hallway as well.
Many of you asked about the curtains and I have to tell you, I had no real plan here. I painted the walls white and knew the other ones had to go. I left the house on a quest to find curtains one day, luckily we have the outlets, Target and Home Goods all in one place. I hit almost everywhere!! Last place of the day, Home Goods. It must have been my lucky day because their selection of curtains was insane! I am talking beautiful fabrics, fully lined for crazy low prices. I found these indigo Belgium Linen, fully lined, back tab panels, originally $140 but I got them for, are you ready?! I paid $40 a pair, what?!
I bought them but I also bought another 3 pairs of a beige linen, just to see how I liked it. I really did NOT think I was going to keep the indigo ones. When I hung them I knew. I am a visual person and often I need to see something in person to know. It was a slam dunk!
The art I made myself, I used large watercolor paper, traced shapes and painted them with black watercolor paint. You can find great frames at IKEA.
The art below is framed shibori from Etsy, frames are from Pottery Barn (see below). This console needs to be repainted and the fabric inserts need to come out as well.
Blue pillows are from Pottery Barn, the desk chair is a leather dining chair from Wayfair and baskets under the new console are from Home Goods.
In cased you missed my Waterfall Table post…
Oh and you can find the mirror HERE.
If you are looking for a good white for your space you might want to get samples of these below, they are all from Sherwin-Williams. You can also find some great neutrals HERE.
If I missed anything, please let me know.
Have a happy day!
annoying video comes up every time I visit your blog. can’t find it on your page to turn it off. anyone else have this problem on Cityfarmhous?
Hi Cheryl, I think its the video from my appearance on RR, it’s on the sidebar. I am working on getting it to not auto play. Thank you for your insight. Have a good Saturday! Jen
Please do not be mad but my opinion is —I like the white curtains better than the blue and the brown leather chair better than the blue chair. I love the white walls and everything else—the prints you made and the round mirror, etc.
I used sw Alabaster for my walls in living room, dining room, kitchen and hallways. When I can budget it want to paint my kitchen cabinets in sw extra white maybe. I do like your choice of white though.
I’m loving the white walls and I have blue and white accents. Sure wish I lived close to a Home Goods store but since I live in a very rural area I do have to travel quite a distance to shop at the good places!
Enjoyed this arty much!
I love every inch of it! Those curtains…😍 Home run on all of it as usual!
Thank you Erin!! xoxo
I would love to know more about the curtains but the link does ‘t seem to work!! Lovely room!
Hi Renae, I bought them at Home Goods, so you would need to check your local store. The link is a close match, I will check that. Have a good day! Jen
Takes me to Pinterest but no link to a dupe. Is there a brand on the curtains? We have a Homegood about 40 miles from me but I could check EBay too. Thank you!
I am so sorry, I threw the packaging away. Note to self, never do that again, lol. Best of luck Renae, Jen
Looks great, I would love to paint some of my rooms white. Do you try to match the white trim the same color? My trim is Alabaster but am not sure if I should go whiter for the walls or do the same trim color.
Hi Ginger, I would definitely go with a contrast with your molding, so I would go whiter. Hope this helps, Jen
That looks great. I particularly like the waterfall table and the art that you have made by yourself. Thank you Jen.
Thank you Jeffery!
Hi Jen! Where are your curtain rods from? I can’t find anything so thin and simple looking, ANYWHERE!!!! Thank you!
The are actually copper piping:). I put 2 together to make a full rod with a center support. I also sprayed them black. Good luck! Jen
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