This can be one of the toughest places to fill in...the "above your couch blank wall." I'd never think to do this, but it really makes a statement. What a great way to show all of your fav pics without too many framed pictures that end up looking too cluttered.
I also love the mismatched look. The pillows, furniture, and end tables are all different. The one thing unifying the space is color. And it looks FABULOUS!!!
Another favorite of mine is the unconventional layout. I like how this chaise lounge isn't apart of the big picture. It makes for the perfect reading nook. I love the white mixed with distressed wood and high curtains. That couch would never fly in my house because of little fingers, but that's why IKEA made slip covers. That bench and table is totally a DIY project in the making. All you need is the right paint and sand brush.
This look is an easy one to achieve too. The mirrored framed mirrors is going to be a little more costly to achieve, but you can always substitute them for framed children's artwork. That's free! It still makes a statement with the placement. The books are covered in paper and the vases could be salvaged at a thrift store. Just cut a branch from outside and VOILA!
What's your favorite DIY family room project?