While the food and decor are usually the major focus for Thanksgiving preparations, it's worth thinking about what happens on Thanksgiving Day before and after the feast. Whether you want games to keep the kids busy while the adults are cleaning up, or family activities that everyone can do together, we have some ideas for fun Thanksgiving family games that might even distract everyone from rehashing the same old arguments. (MIGHT! We can't promise any miracles.)
While you could (literally) leave everyone to their own devices before and after the big meal, to probably stare at their own screens, Thanksgiving can instead be a chance to connect with friends and family. Continue Reading
When we moved into our current apartment, we decided to mount our TV on the wall. Mainly, this was because our cats liked to stand in front of it, but we also just liked the look! Now, it's over a year later and there's nothing on that wall except a TV, which is the eyesore of the room. I'm a BIG TV fan, but I don't like the look of a giant black screen singled out on my wall. Continue Reading
Unique piece of DIY art, or something more? Let’s see what’s behind door #1, shall we? Kristen Duke of Kristen Duke Photography was not a fan of their TV being the focal point of the room. I mean, let’s face it: most of us probably have our couches facing that big black box (or in our case, 21 inches of rear projection goodness). Her solution was to create a sliding cover that would double as an interesting wall feature. Continue Reading
Curbly reader Angie and her guy, Randy, just completed this amazing handmade Scandanavian-inspired media unit. She says, “When we completed our basement, we were in need of an entertainment center. We shopped around and looked at everything out there and we just couldn’t find anything we really liked. I also found that the average entertainment center didn’t have enough depth for the important part of the the entertainment center, really nice audio components. 🙂 From looking around, we determined that we liked the look of the low profile entertainment centers with wall mounted TVs…so we set out to build one. Continue Reading
Debbie Wiener of Design Solutions took a standard tract home, subdivision finished basement space and fused in some color and personality.
“Her focus isn’t on creating showroom homes instead its on creating designs for real living. Such is the case here. Debbie took a basement family room and made it into a family-friendly colorful entertainment room that encapsulates her design ethos: fun, inviting, and best of camouflage for all of life’s messes. She installed a dark chocolate rug to cover up the dirt of two teenage boys, had a Warhol-esque family portrait commissioned and used a sofa from her own Slobproof! Continue Reading