I am excited to share a sneak peek of my plan for the Lounge Room makeover. I’ll be sharing all the process for this lounge room on my Instagram.
I have a love hate relationship with our dining room. It is too small for a dining table, sideboard, and chairs ( just under 11 ft x 11 ft). This room has served as everything…BUT a dining room….a playroom/junk room/games room for 12 of our 15 years we’ve been in our home. After our main floor renovation a few years ago, we got rid of the toys and junk and added some armchairs, a sideboard and a floor lamp and called it a day. That wasn’t what I envisioned for this space though.
When we saw the builder plans for our home, we knew this would be a small dining room, and so we started calling it our “Cigar Lounge” room ( we don’t smoke cigars, nor would we want anyone to in our home, but the idea of that style of room was what we wanted it to look and feel like. Then we added a gallery wall (see below)
The cigar lounge we wanted was now the gallery wall room. A black shiplap gallery wall. 4 giant rows of poplar shelves and large framed pictures of our family. This gallery wall blew it out the park, and it has become a follower favourite on my Instagram. Although I really love this gallery wall, furniture placement became an isuue. The best place for a small sofa is against the gallery . I can’t cover the gallery wall with a sofa, it’s just to pretty. So, we had the armchairs facing each other without a coffee table or rug. It still wasn’t cozy enough for us and in no way did it resemble a cool cigar lounge …LOL
You’re the first to see the design for my Cigar Lounge Room here. Let’s start with the feature wall, because if you know me, every room in my home has a feature wall. I will be making a feature wall using 1/4 ” maple plywood. It will be 3 simple panels, with clean lines and I will put the panels up right over top of the black shiplap. I’ve talked about this on my Instagram stories, and many followers are even shocked that my gallery wall is going bye bye. But, we really need that wall space for furniture,
I haven’t figured out the stain yet, but it will be very light and natural looking (keep watching my Instagram stories. I will be sharing all of the process there
Modern Lounge Lighting Plan
I currently have the Ikea Knixhult Pendant Light but I’ll be changing that for a more modern LED matte black pendant light.