before and afters Building a Home

New Build- Bonus Room Reveal

Hello!  I hope you have been well!  I certainly didn’t expect to go that long without posting!

My excuse- Moving is no joke, decorating takes time, then of course being a mom to 4 kids, and perhaps some writer burnout but now we are all moved in, about 85% decorated, kids are back to school and I want to show you our new house!

I wanted to start with the bonus room because if is one of my favorites.  In our house before we had a media room on the main level with a TV and a play room in the basement with a TV.

We found that the kids hardly ever wanted to play or hangout downstairs and definitely not alone (‘basements are scary’ is what they would say).  Anyways, I knew we would have a media room again on our main level like in our last house but this time I wanted to put the extra hangout room upstairs instead of in the basement (our basement here is not finished at all).

The size of the bonus room is around 14′ x 17′ with 3 windows and a bumped up ceiling.



Marshall Evans Photography


In this room the kids play the PS4, watch TV, do gymnastics, work on their homework, and I do yoga (Yoga with Adriene on Youtube is great and free!) and lift weights.



I chose to ground the room with THIS fun, comfortable rug (only downside of the rug is that it sheds but I’m hoping after a year or so it will stop shedding).



I used Ikea products to create the TV console and bookshelves as well as the desk area.



I added a long piece of wood trim at the bottom to make it look like it is one big furniture piece.  I also switched out the original plastic Ikea pulls with pulls I found on Amazon to give it a higher-end look.  We are really happy with the result!


Here is a list of sources for items in the room.


Brimnes TV Stand x 2-

Brimnes Bookcase x 2-

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Black Countertop-

Klimpen Drawers-

Desk Leg Support-

*Long Pulls-

*Cup Pulls-

*Computer Chair-


Ceiling Light-

Bean Bag Chairs and Bookshelf Accessories- Homegoods

*items are affiliate links which means if you shop the link I get a very small percentage of the sale with no extra cost to you.

Paint color on the walls is Valspar Bistro White!


Let me know if you have any questions about the room!  Glad to be back!





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