One of my favorite things about working at Furnitureland South as a Design Consultant is helping clients turn their new homes into comfortable, stylish and useful living spaces. However, the challenging part is doing this on a budget!
Some friends of mine from church recently had a baby and have moved from their apartment into an older home with room for expansion. After the birth of their son, the need for space was more apparent. But, being a new couple, and now with a new baby, everything had to be done on a budget.
The house had an unfinished basement that they decided to split into 3 separate areas; a large family/TV/Media room, a playroom for the baby and an exercise room.
After seeing the new area under construction, I drew a couple of floor plan suggestions to maximize the space.
Since they already had a formal living room upstairs, we decided to make the family area very casual, but crisp and neat in appearance. With neutral colors on the floor and walls, it was imperative that we bring in some color! The espresso finish on the entertainment center really helped to frame the room.
The area was a little narrow so this Broyhill sectional seemed the best fit.
Placing the sectional in the room allowed space for additional seating on either side of the room. Deep plush seating with chenille fabrics used on the sofa, gave a comfortable and warm feel to the area. Perfect for a family room!
Microfiber fabrics in a bright pastel were used on the accent chairs and pillows, which came from Broyhill as well.
With additional accent pillows in a bright floral fabric, the burst of color helped to bring the outdoors in.
Stone top tables from Hooker Furniture and an oversized ottoman were the final touches to the room. Serving as retro accents pieces, the tables and ottomans also provided extra serving and seating areas.
At the end of the project, the room screamed success! Not only had we created a beautiful living space, we had stayed well within our budget! (And just in time for Christmas!)
Ahhhh, the possibilities at Furnitureland South!