When it comes to family rooms they’re one of the most used rooms in the house! And I’m sure your family room is getting a lot of use this Summer and probably now needs a little TLC going into the fall.
family room decorating tips to keep everyone happy 🙂
Other then the kitchen, the bulk of our family life and entertaining take place in the family room. From gatherings with friends & family to watching tv, reading or taking naps, the family room gets lots of use!
And for most of us who live in an apartment, the family room and living room are one in the same.
Family rooms are the original double-duty space it’s gotta work for entertaining and for family fun and it has to make you happy + comfortable to be in the room! So how do we decorate to satisfy all that??!!??
6 family room decorating tips for a family-friendly space that everybody will love …
1. Color Palette:
Choose a color palette that works for you and the family.
Strike a balance for the entire family.
A neutral palette works well with pops of color.
Don’t be afraid of a neutral palette just choose fabrics and accessories that will work for you!
2. Design Style
Keep your design style in mind when selecting furnishings and accessories.
Are you looking to add a shiplap accent wall? Or do you tend towards a bohemian design style? Add decorative accessories to your family room decorating to support your personal style.
3. Upholstered Furniture:
Choose upholstery that’s kind of workhorse without anyone knowing.
Microfiber is a great choice especially if you lean towards a light color fabric it’s impervious to almost anything. My tip: a great choice if you have pets.
Leather. And leather is a timeless fabric option. It does scratch but will over time works itself out.
Sunbrella Fabrics. Sunbrella is a good choice too, especially for ottomans or pillows.
Tight weave upholstery grade fabric.
Don’t overlook a good upholstery grade fabric if you’re not a fan of microfiber or leather. Most all furniture stores have rings and rings of color options to choose from.
Hardwood is the flooring of choice now especially if you’re thinking of selling anytime soon.
Select an area rug for added comfort and those dinners around the cocktail table.
Area rugs define your space, make it comfortable for a family game night plus adds that punch of style you’re looking for.
5. Floor Plan:
- Back into your floor plan by asking yourself some basic questions.
1. How many people NEED to sit?
2. Where is the best spot for the TV?
3. Any additional needs?? Like a desk area, bar area or bookcase storage you would like to have?
- Do you have an open concept floor plan?
6. TV Area:
Lastly, if you have a TV in your space make sure it’s comfortable to watch.
Over the years TV’s have been hoisted above the fireplace but it’s really not ideal for comfortable viewing. Your neck has to be adjusted up and that is probably not the most comfortable or the best for your health.
So thanks for stopping in and we hope you’ve left inspired! ~ Nancy
be happy + be comfortable in your home