This was such a fun family room to work on! The clients are young, active professionals with two small children and two large-ish birds. They needed a space to cuddle up in at the end of the day and needed larger and more attractive aviaries for the family birds. When I first walked into the fairly large space – the room looked like this:
A trick I used in this room to help make it more cosy was to pull the sofa away from the wall. If you notice in the before photo’s the furniture is lined up against the wall – this can make a large room feel unpleasantly cavernous. Try moving your furniture in and away from the wall. If it bothers you to have empty space behind your sofa – put a console table there. We purchased an inexpensive Parson’s style table from Ikea and had it painted a bright yellow. It’s sitting underneath the botanical prints.
Laura is a Denver Interior Designer who runs an Interior Design Studio based in sunny Colorado with a strong commitment to livable and interesting interiors. She also runs The Colorado Nest, a Denver blog about Design, Art and Life in the Mountain West and co-hosts the book podcast "The Inside Flap" on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play.
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