Hey guys, happy Tuesday! I hope your week is off to a great start. Yesterday I shared our plans for updating the upstairs Bonus Room, aka the kid’s hangout… and today I’m excited to share this quick and easy makeover!
Thanks to Prime shipping, everything arrived so fast, and the room went from blah to bam in just a few days. Plus, I didn’t spend a fortune!
Let me give you a little backstory first… we actually gave this room a makeover several years ago (see that HERE), but over time, things got moved around. The giant IKEA map and keyboard moved to Mr. College Guy’s room, the benches to the patio, and the rug encountered a few too many dog ‘visits.’
And after 15 years of wear-and-tear, the IKEA sectional was on its last leg, too (see its original home HERE).
So when we gave the downstairs Family Room a makeover last year (see that HERE), we moved the older sectional sofa upstairs. Of course it was a completely different size, so that meant the console table we’d DIYed (see that HERE) no longer fit either.
The room sat half-empty until the pandemic and news of online classes hit. I wanted the kids to be able to use the room quickly, so I turned to the best online source I know right now… Amazon! It took some digging and I read a ton of reviews, but I found everything I needed to make this a stylish, comfortable space in just a few days. #IheartPrime
I chose this rug for the flat weave and soft texture, and the 8-foot square option is perfect for our 12×15-foot room. The colors are neutral and allow us to mix up pillows and more.
I wanted a round coffee table to break up the squareness of the sectional and rug, and this one is a great smaller size. It’s lightweight with a faux-marble laminate top, but still sturdy enough to prop your feet. It’s so chic, you’d never know it’s super affordable!
The ceramic lamps are an Amazon find, too… and the streamlined shape perfect for the narrow space behind the sofa. They are incredible quality and style!
The photo is actually one from our trip to Cinque Terre we had printed large-scale at Staples and popped in an inexpensive IKEA frame. (More details on the IKEA frame hack HERE!)
The pillows are a mix of those we already had, and a few new ones I found on Amazon, too.
We used two of these console tables aligned end-to-end for lamps and other things behind the sofa. The quality of these is definitely lacking, but the sofa provides extra stability, and the size and color was right for the space and what we needed. I wouldn’t recommend them as a stand-alone piece.
I grabbed a few other accessories from Amazon, like the planters, faux succulents, basket and these super-cute wood beads. Would you believe they’re under $15!?
The console table and art are pieces left over from the downstairs makeover.
And because I’m having all the feels lately… here’s a peek at how the occupants of this room have changed!
Can you believe the change… of both the people and the room!?! And yes, that’s a quarantine buzz done by Little Miss! It was a quick and easy makeover, and I’m really impressed with all the things we found.
The kids use this space every day for homework, movies, video games, and more. And I’ve discovered it’s a great sunny spot for curling up with a book, too (it’s right outside my office). Honestly, without this space I don’t know if either of them would ever leave their rooms! Are your kids like that?
Are you working on any house projects or design updates right now? This room is the perfect example that great style isn’t determined solely on the price.