Suddenly I’m in need of more color! -The Plan for a Family Room Refresh.

Well color me in the mood for change right? I mean really. In the past month, I’ve changed my hairdo (cut about 6 inches off to about shoulder length,) changed my blog name, got rid of the purple blog color scheme that has been with me since day one and now I’m taking the typical monochromatic color pallet that I have going throughout most of my home and adding some color! Oh and I purged about 8 bags of crap from my closet, but that is for another day.

I guess you could say that in the 5 years we’ve lived here we have spent a lot of time updating our home. I went with colors I love because I know I will always love them. It also helped me make design choices so that my whole home flowed together nicely.

So this is what my family room looks like currently.

living room with greige walls

I love it, but there is something blah about it. Love the colors, LOVE the curtains I made (those are staying for sure,) but it is a bit to “safe” for me. I definitely think it’s time for a little change upadate. Not necessarily a change because I’m going to show you how you can take a room in this state (pretty, but not quite there,) and use it as your starting point.

My current color palette is going to be my starting point for what is to come and my goal is to add a bit more personality to the space, make it way more fun, and give it a little wow.

current color paletteAt least that is my hope. I haven’t touched the room yet, so buckle your seat belts cause you are now along for the ride!

Let’s start with adding in a few new pops of color. (mmmm- I’m already liking it more!)
pops of color in my color palette

By taking the greys and blues that I already have going on and adding in some new elements with the new pops of color I’m going to add a ton of personality to the space.

The plan for my family room refresh. Add some fun and pops of color to make the family room more inviting.

  1. Update the boob ceiling fan that the builder put in. It is the only thing in this room right now that was there when we moved in. Yucky. This modern version from Lamps Plus is going to still give us the function we need (it gets really hot here) but will definitely fit in with the more modern vibe we have going on.
  2. I plan to use a few new fabrics to bring in some extra color and pattern. I’m thinking the yellow for a new lamp shade on a table lamp and maybe some fun pillows with the black and white fabric.
  3. I’m going to relocate those precious photos of my kids to a hallway nearby so that will give me the opportunity to put a big piece of art on the wall right there. We don’t have a ton of wall space and we have a lot of family photos on the shelves in this room, so mixing it up with some art will be perfect. Plus, more color!
  4. Going to bring in some life with a large plant.
  5. Planning to add just a few (very few) new accessories to the mix. I already have a ton of white, so I need to be on the lookout for some modern shapes, yellow, pinky-coral accessories.
  6. I already have pillows similar to this with that fun pink color and some blues and I’ll probably sew a few new ones.
  7. And the big show stopper and wow factor will be a new rug! I don’t even want to think about the yuck that probably lives in that brown one. We’ve had it for over a decade and we had a dog until last year, and have had 2 kids with spilled milk and whatnot. It definitely has an occasional dog smell when it is humid and it is time. Plus, this super fun triangle rug was sorta my jumping off point for adding so much more color and fun to the room!

So, there you have it. The only thing leaving the room is the ceiling fan and the rug. Everything else will pretty much stay the same and I’m going to add to it!

What do you think? Is your room in need of a little pick-me-up?

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About Corey

Corey is the creative behind Hey There, Home where she shares easy-to-follow and beautiful home decor and entertaining ideas. Her mission? To make home decor accessible to everyone, even if you don't consider yourself crafty, and to empower people to decorate their homes in a way that they can actually be lived in, not just looked at.

17 thoughts on “Suddenly I’m in need of more color! -The Plan for a Family Room Refresh.

  1. Lisa Rogers says:

    I love the palette above with the gray, tiffany blue, coral and other two colors. Wuld you share the hex codes for those? 🙂

    1. Corey Willis says:

      Of course, Lisa. Starting at upper left and going clockwise: Silver Hex #c7cbca; Very dark blue Hex #1f5c71; Goldenrod Hex #cdc604; Indian Red Hex
      #e45664; and Medium Turquoise Hex #54c6c6. 🙂

  2. Sally Senior says:

    where did you get the rug?

    1. Corey Willis says:

      Hi Sally! I got the rug from Overstock and it’s actually 3 rugs pieced together! I wrote about it here on the blog and you’re sure to find it helpful!

  3. Heidi says:

    I joined your community recently and I am so glad I did. Your advise is so practical and simple – exactly what I need now. I recently moved into a new house and hate the floor colour. But I am stuck with it since I do not have the money to change it. Now I have to make it work with everything else. I actually feel quite excited and up for the challenge since joining your community.

    1. Corey Willis says:

      Thanks so much, Heidi! I appreciate you taking time to let me know you’re finding inspiration here!

  4. Ursula says:

    Thank you! Just what I needed. Finally wanting to add some more color to my living room and did not know how to! Now I have an idea! Have a great day 🙂

  5. I love that black and white fabric! And the pink pillow too. It’s going to be so good!

  6. Barb says:

    I recently joined your blog (just before you changed everything). I have no experience in decorating but now you are an inspiration for me. We live in a very small mobile home and I want to re-do the entire living room which is now wall to wall furniture. I will follow your advice and throw out all of the furniture (except our comfy chairs), rip out the carpet and have an empty room to work with. I have confidence that I can do it now with all of your workbook suggestions and tips. Thank you!

    1. You made my day Barb! So glad to hear that you are feeling inspired. I’d love to see before and after pics once you are done so keep me posted!

  7. I love the pop of coral and yellow you’re adding! It definitely has a more modern vibe which I happen to love myself.

    p.s. Your site redesign is amazing!! I’m working on some site updates as well.

    1. Thank you so much Amanda. I’m definitely looking to make it more modern!

  8. Allison Goodwin says:

    I can’t wait to see this project unfold!

  9. Marianna says:

    Sounds like a fantastic plan!!
    Can’t wait to see my next inspiration!!

  10. Ooooh exciting. Of course you know that I am loving the “more” colour part! That coral hit with all the blues is gorgeous!!

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