Home tour: my lounge room
My lounge room is a very simple room. It is a quiet room in our house, meaning we have no television in this room and it is where we talk, read and have our family nights. The first thing you see when you come into this room is this interesting cabinet. I sent Matt off one day to pick out a cabinet to put our television on (when we had one in this room) and he came back with this. When he started drilling holes into the roof I did start to freak out a little! When he hung the television up on the silver poles it looked awesome and I loved it. Now that we don't have the television I don't like it as much but I do love that it is just the right size for our family rules/principles chart.
I do love that this storage cabinet (which we picked up at Ikea) has storage and I store card games and other smaller games in the drawers so that we can easily grab them if we want to have a family game together on the couch. It works well for us and I love that they are out of the way and not seen.
For years we had a smaller couch and it was really hard to read books to the kids on it as there was not enough room for us all and I love that now we have a much larger couch to hang out together on. I picked up this couch brand new for a bargain price on ebay as it was too big for the previous owners but it worked out perfect for us. In the large ottoman I store blankets we can easily pull out if it gets cold.
Our lounge room faces the sun and it gets very hot in this room. I have heavy curtains which I really don't like but they block out the sun for us really well and for now are here to stay. My kids also love that I have displayed their art work in picture frames and it helps to give more of a family feel to the room.
I currently have this simple white decoration hanging on my wall just because I like it. I feel peaceful when I see it and I love that I picked it up for 50 cents at an op-shop. I change around what I have hanging in this space on a regular basis. Sometimes I hang up a favourite print to inspire us or even a drawing/painting one of the kids has done.
From a different angle you can see how big our couch is and I just have a fake plant in the room to add a little colour. I don't have a real plant as my kids still get into them and make a mess. Waiting for the day they can leave such things alone!
On the other side of the couch we have a small space which is our music spot. We have the keyboard and guitar that Matt plays and the kids normally do music practise here as well. I painted this wall bright blue as I wanted some colour in my lounge and it is my favourite colour. When I show you the next part of the lounge area it will make more sense. I love this large flower print and I made the smaller sign on the other wall.
To make this smaller sign I simply followed the same instructions for the family rules chart. I was easy and did not take very long to make at all. As you can see it is a very simple room and I have not gone all out on the decorating. I like to keep it simple and not too expensive. It works well for us and we love spending time in this room. Hope you enjoyed having a look and if you are interested you can check out my entrance way as well.