Summertime Family Room Makeover

This post is so long overdue. I started working on updating my summer decor months ago, but it was a slow process. I have finally finished, and just last week (yes, I am DEAD SERIOUS) put the last of the holiday decorations in the attic.

In my defense, the decorations were not still on display, but they sat in my dining room for months because I didn’t have the proper storage bins. Yes, that is how we live.

So I feel like I can finally relax and enjoy my space for summer now that summer is half over!

I’m really pleased with how it turned out, so even though it’s probably too late to inspire you in your own summer decorating, I’m going to share it with you anyway!

And also, I want to tell you about a new brand by the folks at Wayfair called Birch Lane. Wayfair created Birch Lane with the aim of offering classic style and design at an attainable price point. They carry furniture, lighting, rugs, drapery, bedding, tabletop and decor.

At first glance, I like what I see. The styling is right up my alley so I was thrilled when they invited me to select a few pieces to help update my family room for summer. I selected a mercury glass table lamp which is unfortunately no longer available although this one is similar as well as a red cable knit throw.



I like how the lamp brightens up that corner of the room that tends to be the darkest.



In addition to the pieces I received from Birch Lane, I went shopping at Home Goods and Target updated my mantle and entertainment center.


I already had the candlestick holders from Christmas, but I added the plate and the metal wall hangings. Now I just need to order silver accent panels for the fireplace.



And perhaps my most favorite addition of all, I purchased this cool ladder shelf and filled it with fun accessories.


Here’s a view of the whole room from the kitchen for some perspective. My home is wide open from the kitchen into the family room, which I love.


Phew! What a process. Now if only my home would stay this tidy.

Thanks to Birch Lane for providing the lamp and cable throw and inspiring my summertime family room makeover!

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12 Responses

  1. What a beautiful room Jo-Lynne. Love the rich colors. Such pretty sofa and accessories too. Love the ladder and how you styled it and that lamp is so beautiful. Great makeover. I pinned all of these. =)

    Enjoy the weekend hun. Ada. =)

  2. Very nice! I love the bird art pieces next to the mirror! What color are the walls in the photos? Do you remember? It looks similar to a color we just used in our new house and I’m just starting to think about decor and styling. Thanks!

  3. I love that lamp–I can see why it sold out! Even though you claim that decorating isn’t your thing, I think you’ve done a great job here. It’s very welcoming and cheery!

  4. Looks great! If it makes you feel any better, I STILL have my Christmas drinking glasses in the cabinet because I never got around to switching them back w my everyday glasses…so we’re still drinking out of Holly – covered glasses. And I have snowman plates hanging on my wall. Happy Christmas in July!

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