Gorgeous brown engineered hardwood family room reveal

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Today we are sharing our gorgeous brown engineered hardwood family room. Our new family room features the Shaw floors Engineered Hardwood Epic Plus product.  When I tell you that the room looks so much better with the new hardwood flooring, I am not kidding. The floor is gorgeous, easy to clean and provides the room with an amazing look. I won’t bore you with a lot of words, I know you just want to see the pictures!

Sherwin Williams Rainwashed

If you have been following along, you know that we partnered with Shaw Floors a couple months ago to transform this space with hardwood flooring.

Here is the room before we started and almost empty.

If you have been following along, you know that the prep work was the difficult part, the hardwood flooring installation was the easy part.

We decided to create a casual modern space with a hint of coastal for the warmer months.

Pillows | HomeGoods

We chose the Fairbanks Maple 5″ flooring in Gold Dust.

TV console | HomeGoods ( here is a similar media console with barn doors)

 I absolutely love the color of the flooring and this is the true color. I love how the brown warm toned variations blend together and provide a neutral backdrop for the entire room. The room is large but looks even larger with the new flooring.

The sisal rug and white wooden coastal end table coordinate beautifully with the floor. This floor option is by far the best for our busy family. Not only does it hide dirt (with two dogs and a million kids running in and out, we have a ton), it cleans up so quickly.

Here is another before.

Be sure to check out the installation post for tips and tricks on an easy successful install.

Here is a wider view of the floor.

White End Table | Blue Vases | Ottoman Coffee Table | HomeGoods | Sheer white linen drapes| Floor Lamp | Sisal Rug 

The sectional sofa is from Wayfair (affiliate link) . Here is another similar version of our sectional.

Wayfair carries the Shaw Flooring Engineered hardwood  5″ wide planks and they come in varying random patterns so we decided to go with a “random” look. This way, the room remained casual yet elegant.

Lamp | Driftwood | HomeGoods

I picked up the gorgeous white herringbone design drapes at HomeGoods (96 inches) and they look amazing against the floor. I love how open and airy the room looks now.

Here is a short video of the space from start to finish.


You can see the project from start to finish by checking out these posts.

best tips for choosing hardwood flooring

how to remove carpet + prep for hardwood flooring

how to install engineered hardwood flooring tips

We are in love with our new floor and can’t thank Shaw Floors enough for this wonderful partnership. I am so excited to decorate this room for Christmas! -ha. If you want to see the full journey from start to finish, be sure to check out, our family room is getting a makeover (link to post) , preparing your room for hardwoods( link to post)  and how to lay engineered hardwood flooring (link to post).

About The Author

What started as a hobby, Jessica’s blog now has millions of people visit yearly and while many of the projects and posts look and sound perfect, life hasn’t always been easy. Read Jessica’s story and how overcoming death, divorce and dementia was one of her biggest life lessons to date.

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  1. Oh Jess it looks amazing!!!!
    The color is beautiful and the room looks so pretty – awesome job girl!! I’ll make sure to check out the Shaw line when we replace ours… I don’t even want to think about it yet though.

  2. It looks great! Just the color I have been thinking of. I wonder if the floor scratches easily. Also, I’m clumsy: if I drop something on the floor and chip it, does the color go all the way through past the top layer?

  3. I took a peek at your floor and I will have to say it looks amazing! We have a leak under our house that is causing our old pine boards to buckle. May have to replace our flooring soon. Nice to know that Shaw has such beautiful choices!

  4. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  5. Beautiful floor, Jessica! Thank you for sharing! Quick (unrelated) question -I noticed from the pics that your window grills look painted…did you paint them yourself? Or did they come that way? Thanks!


    1. Hi, nope we didn’t paint the window grills, they came that way. Our windows (trim and grills) are brown 😉

  6. Jeri Macinnis says:

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL room!!! ?
    I would love to know the wall colors!!

    1. Hi, thank you! The wall is rainwashed by Sherwin-Williams and the lower part is pure white and extra white (by SW) 🙂

  7. Really wanted to know what exact color and fabric you chose on the Kerry sectional?

  8. Really wanting to know which color and fabric you chose for your Kerry sectional? Do you recommend it for quality as well?

    1. The couch is EXCELLENT quality and firm but not too firm. It holds it shape, meaning, it doesn’t leave the BUTT mark when you get up! -ha. The color is baileys Paprus 🙂

  9. That rug is beautiful! Where did you purchase it and what color is it?


  10. Sara Terry says:

    After thousands of pinterest pics, I have finally found an inspiration pic to share with my designer. I love every single thing about this! Thanks for this amazing post!

  11. Hi! So happy I found your post.
    Are you still happy with your wood floors? I would love to know how they are holding up.

    1. Hi, we sold this house a couple years ago but I when we left they were amazing!!! I am friendly with the new owners and they love them too 🙂