(Posted by Sue Paasch)
...well several months have now passed and here is what has been happening in the family room.
We put down a new floor. We were looking for a flooring that had the look of wood but would be easy to care for, especially if we water again. The Inspira flooring that we chose is a vinyl plank flooring that snaps together. It does not have to be glued down and if we would get water, the planks would come up. All you would have to do is dry them and re-install.
The next thing that we did was to add some window treatments. There are a lot of choices. We were looking at the Hunter Douglas products. In our family room we have one large window. The window is wide but not very long. The window treatment could be done as 1 large shade or 3 smaller ones side by side. The theme I was working for is coastal or nautical. I found that several of the Hunter Douglas products would give us the look we wanted. The wood blinds, and woven textured shades would have to be made as 3 separate blinds side by side because of the window width. The honeycomb shade and the screen shade could be 1 large shade or 3 separate shades. We decided to go with 1 shade for the ease of operating and a clean and simple look. The product we chose was the screen shade. We were able to get some light to come in an the privacy that would be needed at night.
When it came to adding all the little accessories, there were so many places to go and look. I started online to see what was available and where I could get them. I also looked in magazines for ideas. Before buying anything I did want to touch and see things. We were going with the coastal look and I found that many stores had a lot to offer.
I think accessories help tie a room together. The family room in the lower level of my house is now a perfect place to relax, entertain or even catch a ball game.