I have an extreme bucket list, a travel bucket list, a wild encounters bucket list, and a number of other lists with all the insane things I want to see, do, and experience in my life, but I’ve never had a home decor bucket list. I guess I always spent too much time traveling and exploring to actually put much thought into it. This year, though, the world changed. International travel became impossible and domestic travel was equally scary. Adventures and experiencing new cultures were put on hold and our home became our world. I started to notice that my shelves were empty, my dining room unused, my bedroom unfinished, and my walls bare. The structure was the house of my dreams but I hadn’t made it a home. It led me to create a home decor bucket list that I’m filling with the home decor of my dreams. That seemed so vast, though, especially since we have a large house, so I had to break it down for each room. Check out my family room decor bucket list for great decor ideas for your home.
Family Room Decor Bucket List
We have a large opening at the top of the stairs that connects all of the upstairs bedrooms. We use it as a family area where we can host guests, play video games, and watch tv. There are two couches, a family-sized bean bag chair, and several ottomans so we can have a lot of guests in that area. I want it to be rustic enough that the tables and decor can withstand a few nicks and scratches and cozy enough to watch an entire movie and feel comfortable. Is there such a design as rustic southwest meets modern eclectic? That’s the feel I was hoping to achieve. I want pieces from around the world to reflect my love for travel and even a few pieces that I make myself.
What We Currently Have On our Family Room Decor Bucket List
The Hayden Sofa from Inmod is long and lean with a sleek, chic, mid-century vibe. Crafted with care of quality lush leatherette, the Hayden Sofa features the tactile appeal of meticulous tufting details and is also outfitted with a generous helping of dense memory foam for maximum comfort. We’ve coupled it with soft blankets and pillows to add the warm, family-friendly feel to such a chic couch. It’s one of my favorite furniture pieces in the entire house and the focal point when you arrive up stairs.
Seasonal Blankets, Throws, and Rugs
The color of the sofa is very versatile for adding different blankets, throws, and rugs seasonally. For Christmas, I love the Very Big Bright Ivory Lambskin Rug from Duke & Scotch. It adds a festive vibe while providing added warmth and comfort.
In the fall, I prefer a lighter throw like the FLO throw from Studio Variously. It luxuriously combines heritage value & high quality craftsmanship. Hand embroidered pattern is textured on one side and subtle on the reverse side as well, making this throw reversible to arrange and use.
Embroidered Leather Pouf
We have two authentic Moroccan hand-made leather poufs that are made out of genuine soft leather. The Embroidered Leather Pouf from Casablanca Market is so practical it can be used as a foot stool, as a low seat next to our coffee table, or as great seats for the kids. The poufs are pre-stuffed with recycle threads. They are both comfortable and durable and the zippered bottom allows for easy stuffing if they ever need a refill.
Over-sized Modern Frontier Mirror
The geometric wood inlays in aged white paint and variations of natural tones create the patterned border of this over-sized mirror. It’s the perfect accent for a rustic southwest appeal. Living in Texas, I thought it was a great way to go.
Melbourne Table Lamps
The family area has a modern eclectic feel that thrives with the addition of these strikingly unique table lamps. The smooth wooden base and accents combine with the ceramic body of the lamp for a bold look. The mud cloth patterned shade brings in a uncomplicated theme to the already tremendous table top accessory.
I wanted to add contrast and interest to this space. The Otto Pillows are woven and come with a down insert for added comfort. There is a solid back with concealed zipper and the down insert is removable so I can wash the pillow cover if necessary. That’s a huge bonus for us since we want guests, and our family, to feel relaxed in the space.
Suci Wall Hanging
Handcrafted with care in Bali, this linear designed wall hanging brings a sophisticated yet playful touch to our living space. It’s made with raw coffee wood beads and organic cotton chording and reminds me of an abacus.
Leo Ceramic Vases
I’m so in love with these urban, textured vases from Calla Collective. Such small pieces bring so many memories and ideas to my mind every time I look at them. They remind me of sculptures I saw repeatedly when I was in Uganda and make me think about my gorilla trekking experience there. The lines are mesmerizing. I want to add them to every room in my house.
What’s Still on My List for our Family Room Decor Bucket List
Craft or Organization Decor
This area of the room remains rather empty. I’d like to add craft paper, drawing boards, art supplies, or similar decor to create a completely artistic area for the kids to work and play. The drawers need pulls or handles too! It’s a small touch but I think it would really make this space stand out. A fun, comfortable chair would complete the space.
Magnetic Letter Boards
Petal Lane has beautiful Magnetic Letter Boards and Glass Magnetic Dry Erase Boards that could be the perfect fit. I’ve added their boards to a few other places in our home and they’ve been a huge hit.
There are blue curtains in the area now and I’d like to change them to something that matches the brown, beige, and tan colors better. Blackout curtains are a must and I’d like a heavy fabric to add more texture.
Stay tuned as we complete our family room decor bucket list.