Gray and Yellow Fun

One of my favorite color combos right now is gray and yellow. There’s just something so relaxing about those two colors together that makes me happy. So I decided to use that combo when decorating my family room. Last week you saw my DIY Roman shade project, which was the latest addition to this room’s design.

DIY Roman Shades - Middle Redefined

DIY Roman Shades – Middle Redefined

Now I’ll show you the rest of the room and share where we found some of our favorite pieces.

My first yellow accessory was a vase from Anthropologie. I paid around $35 for it, and it helped drive the shade of yellow I wanted in the rest of my room. The gray vase and tray are from Target. My rustic trunk that stores Kingston’s puzzles and games was $150 find at an antique shop in the middle of nowhere Kansas.

Gray and Yellow Accessories

Gray and Yellow Accessories

The pops of yellow ar so fun, and so easy to switch out down the road if I want to add a different color. We tried to make sure we truly brought our family into this room with lots of photography. It’s also really important that we have plenty of room to play, so we chose fairly small furniture and tried to limit too many extra decorative items.

I got my couch and arm chairs from Nebraska Furniture Mart. The pillows on my couch are from Pottery Barn, and the yellow Ikat ones are from Etsy.

Gray and Yellow Family Room - Middle Redefined

Gray and Yellow Family Room – Middle Redefined


We keep a small table in the family room for Kingston to sit at for art, snacks, or other activities. It’s his little space where he stores papers and other goodies. I think we got it at Big Lots for about $50.

I adore the mirror on the wall, and it was a random find at Mission Antique Mall – I splurged a little on it and paid $75 because you can’t beat that distressed look. The ladder was $10 at a flea market in Lawrence, KS. And my mother-in-law got me that adorable throw blanket with little birdies at Marshalls.

The side tables are actually outdoor stools, and I bought them years ago at Pier 1. They’ve been about four different colors. I just put cut glass on top to extend the space.


Kid Space

Kid Space


The dough bowl on my flea market shelf is one of my favorite accessories. Another antique shop treasure from a road trip years ago, and I think I paid a whopping $50 for it. I’ve never found another one of this size for less than $150. I love the flecks of gray and blue.

Dough Bowl

Dough Bowl


The corner of the room holds a shelf with more of our personal treasures and photos. We got the shelf at Winfield House in Lawrence, KS. They don’t have a website, otherwise I’d guide you there. The basket is yet another place we store extra toys, books, and kid things that need to be easily accessible.

Gray and Yellow Family Room Corner - Middle Redefined

Gray and Yellow Family Room Corner – Middle Redefined


When searching for art that would incorporate some kind of yellow, I came across these adorable “You Are My Sunshine” signs from Etsy – only $24.

You Are My Sunshine Sign


It’s so fun when all the pieces start falling into place. We love our family room and hope it’s inspired some ideas for your home as well. Do you love gray and yellow as much as me?





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