I’m so excited to finally share our before & after of our back family room. Since we moved in, we have given it quite a facelift, lots of paint, new cabinet doors, updating the fireplace & mantle, and lots of love by way of comfy furniture & the girls art supplies scattered everywhere at all times.
If you remember, here is what the room looked like when we moved in. Lots of dark wood & late 70s brick, this was an addition to the house around that time and was so dated.
And here is the room now!
SOURCES: Couch (purchased from a local design floor sample sale) // Ottoman // Large Polka Dot Pillows // Small Polka Dot Pillow // Desk & Chalkboard DIY // Floral Artwork by Hannah Joiner Crosby // Jute Rug
So what do we use this room for mostly? Movies!! So I thought I would share our Summer Movie Lineup of great 90s movies that are (for the most part) appropriate for kids. A few of them we haven’t rewatched yet, but from memory, we loved them as kids!!
Honey I Shrunk the Kids (and Honey We Shrunk Ourselves)
The Parent Trap
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
Angels in the Outfield
Rookie of the Year
Man of the House
Mrs. Doubtfire (ok, this might not be age appropriate quite yet, but we might just have to watch it ourselves!)
Have you seen any/all of these?! What other great ones am I missing, would love to hear your faves!! Happy almost weekend, friends!! XO402
Disneys Rocketman! So funny and cute!
Oh my gosh, man of the house. Such a good one. 3 ninjas was always one of my favorites.
Meghan Hein says
Love the room! You listed all of our favorites. We also have Beethoven and our kids think it’s hilarious!
Meredith Thompson says
It looks great!! love what you did to brighten up the place. Now tell me the secret to keep Marvin off the furniture 😉 our doodle seems to love for me to chase her when she tries to jump on the couch. She’s about to cause herself to find a new home LOL
It Takes Two! It’s on Netflix (and maybe Amazon actually) but my girls have been watching it for months and are just as obsessed as I used to be.
Also: It’s not 90’s but I remember watching reruns with my mom in the 90’s, but we have been watching Little House on the Prairie with them and they LOVE IT! So wholesome and comforting ?
My girls (3&4) love ‘Heavyweights’ & ‘Troop Beverly Hills’ (most of the “bad” stuff just goes over their heads haha)
Adding a few of these to our list!
Casper, Jumanji, Neverending Story, ET and Mighty Ducks!
When they’re a little older, My Girl and Now and Then.
We’re watching 90’s movies with our kids right now, too. Thanks for the suggestions!
Erica patten says
We’ve been watching all the 90’s classics with our girls too and they LOOOVE them! Our lists look similar. Did you ever watch blank check or Ritchie rich? Also mighty ducks is a good one! My girls loved those!
We live most of the ones mentioned but we also LOVE Harry and the Hendersons and Pete’s Dragon!!
Kelly L says
Gonna be (embarrassingly) honest—I love Mrs. Doubtfire ? Can’t wait to show my kiddo(s) awesome 90s nostalgia!!
Kristin Lester says
All of my favs made the list. It takes two! I loved that as a kid!
Kristin Lester says
Oh gosh – one more! 3 Ninjas! Rocky loves Emily! ah! Loved that one!
Nanny Mcphee is a favourite at our house!!
Such a good list — taking me back!! Our son will be four and a half this summer and we just introduced him to The Sandlot — he’s obsessed! It’s so funny how the appropriate humor changes in a generation — my husband and I quickly jumped to point out that “you play ball like a GIRL!” is a COMPLIMENT not an insult! HA! (Also — LOV.ING. that white brick!!!)
Great list!Maybe add Heavyweights, Richie Rich and The Babysitters Club!!
Brittany Williford says
Dennis the Menace! I think all of the others are on our list! We love them all.
Sarah Wilson says
Now and Then!!!
Great movies: Here are a few others that brings me back to being a kid
You need to add Girls Just Want to Have Fun to your list! Just watched it with my 5 year old and she loved it – didn’t even think the 80’s dance competitions were weird.
The Goonies! (I think it might actually be an 80s movie) but one of our oldies that we loved as kids!
Mighty Ducks, The Big Green, Honey I Blew Up the Kid, Blank Check, & Zenon!
Movie list is so good! My son has loved the Sandlot so much since he started playing baseball last year (age 5). It was his birthday party theme last summer and basically it made my life! (Warning, the name calling scene is quoted on a daily basis now though. Lots of gross stuff in that. ?)
We just watched Harry and the Hendersons tonight. I had totally forgotten about this movie and I’m so glad we found it again. The kids loved it.
It’s on Netflix too!
Also…Flight of the navigator is a classic
Natalie Hill says
Mr. McGorium’s Wonder Emporium
Nanny McPhee, Nanny McPhee Returns
Dreamer (horse movie)
Cinderella (2015) (love the quote, Have Courage, Be Kind)
Shaggy Dog (2006 and 1959)
Mirror Mirror (Snow White)
Ever After (A Cinderella Story as well-a favorite)
Cheaper By the Dozen
Old Kurt Russel Classics
Happy Days (series)
Andy Griffith Series
Bridge to Teribithia -based on a book (but has a sad part in it that addresses losing someone-no scene of the death, but explanation of a tragedy and why a friend did bot show up)
Fried Worms (my son could not stomach it, but it is based on the classic book)
Herbie Fully Loaded (and the old classic Herbie movies)
Lucielle Ball collection
Waltons series (to this day our kids love as teens and adults)
Little House on the Prairie series (same as above)
Chronicles of Narnia (we love all of them, but when our kids were little we forwarded through the scene Aslan hands himself over to the white witch) As they got older we permitted them to see it. We did not want them having bad dreams of the characters in that scene. It is very whimsical and well made. My favorite is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” The music is beautiful in it too.
101 Dalmatians (animated, the others I mentioned were the live)
Karate Kid (the newest version)
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis movies are the best (really funny)
Bing Crosby movies
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
College Road Trip (comedy, so funny!)
Spirit (horse animation)
Ice Age movies
Over the Hedge
My kids loved and still do McGuyver (he never uses a gun but science to get out of situations)
Wonder -being different, coping, rising above
Hidden Figures (well maybe date night?)
Toy Story movies
The Wizard of Oz
How to Train a Dragon
Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs
Charlotte’s Web -both versions (animated and live)
Anne of Green Gables
Anne with an E (series)
Remember the Titans
Jungle Book (cartoon and live)
101 Dalmatians and 101 Dalmatians 2
Pete’s Dragon (old classic and new version)
Lassie movies or series
No More Baths
Field of Dreams
Beauty and the Beast (animated or 2017)
Freaky Friday (1976)
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Cool Runnings -comedy and triumph
The Mighty Ducks
A great book series -The Boxcar Children (listening to the stories keeps you captivated)
Kung Fu Panda
Love these before and after pictures, the way you style your home is perfection. I may have to add the kite rug into my dining space. Marvin is the cutest accessory.
It’s raining here in Montana on the second day of summer I think my kids and I will
be watching some of these 90s movies which are a fav around here.
Hi – Love how your room turned out. You have great style and have given me inspiration for our living room and what to do with open shelves so thank you so much for sharing. Would you mind letting me know if the ottoman is charcoal gray or gray linen been looking for something exactly like this for a while and I love the color you have. Thank you for your time to reply.
What is the name of the stain that you used on your floors?? Love them!
We loved Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead! Your girls are probably too young, but what a classic!
Brooke Magee says
I loved Tom & Huck. Anything with JTT.
we just watched Mary Poppins, Mac and Me, and Matilda. My girls were scared of Matilda a little but loved it as well.
Arley ODonnell says
Summer Rental starring John Candy is a favorite of ours. It’s so under rated!
Jami Delgado says
Man of the house was my absolute favorite when I was a teenager. I even played the same song in my wedding as when they walked down the isle. (Return to innocence)
Also, Camp Nowhere was a 90’s fav
Love the makeover of this room! Angels in the Outfield and Mrs. Doubtfire are the most quoted movies of my childhood- Love them, timeless classics!!
Beautiful!! On our list is Nanny Mcphee my kids loved it!! Enjoy xx
Kitty Spano says
This room is so light and airy and cozy! Did you guys paint everything yourselves or did you have the painters do it for you?
Some of our favorite movies are on your list. Adding:
Jumanji (original and remake)
Into the Woods
The Greatest Showman
Sweet Home Alabama
The little rascals
Dumbo (live action)
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Jurassic Park (she’s 6 & loooves ??)
Back to the Future
Winnie the Pooh
Pirates of the Caribbean
National Treasure (both)
My 5 year old twins have watched almost all of these this summer! Great choices!
I love all these movies!! Thanks for the reminders. Will have to watch some of these this summer!
your family room looks so gorgeous! I love it! Here’s an article I think you might like: How to Use Neutrals In Your Home