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The Bonus Room REVEAL

February 23, 2021

We've been working on our bonus room for 4 solid months now. And we finally finished! It's proof that design (and deliveries) take time and that's OKAY! Come see how it turned out!

If you follow me over on Instagram, you know that we've been working on the bonus room in our new house since November. It's been a slow but steady process, lol. But that's real life, friends! You can catch-up on the process that I documented in my Instagram stories right HERE.

If you took the “before” tours part 1 and part 2 of our house, you may remember what our bonus room looked like before we got started. It was a nice, large room. But it was pretty boring and beige. It was definitely a blank slate! Here's a reminder of how it looked when we closed on the house.

empty beige room
empty beige room
empty beige room

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We had the walls painted Pure White by Sherwin-Williams and had the carpet replaced with this carpet before we moved in.Then we started layering in some fun and personality into this bonus room! We knew we wanted it to be a space for our entire family to enjoy, so we added a fun hand-painted wall mural and this foosball table to the “game zone” portion of the bonus room shortly before Christmas.

The rest of the room, which is where we sit to watch movies and where we have an art table/desk area for our girls, took quite a bit longer to finish. Because of the pandemic, we ordered everything that we didn't already have for the space online. It took a long time to get everything and even once we did receive items, crucial parts like LEGS were missing (ahem, I'm looking at you IKEA). So then we waited some more.

But it doesn't matter. It was all worth the wait! It's finally time for us to share out bonus room reveal with you–take a look at how it all turned out! I've done my best to link to all sources and/or DIY projects at the bottom of this post.

This is what we see when we walk into our bonus room now :)

fun family bonus room reveal

And here are the different views as you spin around.

colorful family bonus room
colorful family room
fun and functional kid-friendly family room
bonus room reveal with foosball table
bonus room reveal full of color
family-friendly bonus room
bonus room with zones
bonus room for whole family

What do you think of our bonus room reveal? We are SO HAPPY with how it finally turned out! It's comfortable and serves so many different purposes with the zones we have set up, which is exactly what we had in mind. We use our downstairs great room a lot because it's open to our kitchen, but THIS is the room we head to whenever we watch family movies because it's cozier and more comfy for some reason.

As promised, here's the source list!


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