Family Room. Saturday , November 17th , 2018 - 02:01:21 AM
Choose one central theme for the room. Does your family love watching movies or listening to music? Design the room in a way that resembles a theatre or music room. Arrange the sofa and a couple of club chairs closely around the coffee table in a way that all of the furnishings face a big screen television. You might also divide the room into sections; a corner with chair, ottoman and floor lamp for the avid reader, another section for the gamers in the family. If your family enjoys playing pool, ping pong or foosball, why not leave 1/2 of the space open as a game room? This works especially well if you have a very large family room.
Since the family room has to cater to adults and kids, it should contain elements that all family members enjoy. Scour your home from storage to other rooms and find things than can be use in your family room. You can decorate the room with old furniture after having it reupholstered, matching it with a throw rug that can animate the effect of the vintage furniture.
The way the economy has been lately most of us are on a strict budget. For an inexpensive idea you can make the theme your family. You can choose pictures of your family in poised or candid shots. They can be blown up to poster size and can be pictured in black and white. Another idea for your theme can be architectural designs or photos of flowers and gardens. With today's technology any digital picture can become a work of art. The most intimidating part of decorating your walls with art is choosing the right frame to compliment both the image and your décor. Often a thin black frame is the most complimentary to both the art work and your décor. Think simple and watch your walls come alive with exuberance. The family room can tend to have too much energy surrounding it. With wallpaper you can have a calming effect with soft patterns and colors that create an airy feeling and will be indicative for that mood you wish to capture. Another trend seems to be decorating with wall stickers or lettering. Wall décor quotes are a fast and easy way to add that special touch. Personalized lettering transfers your thoughts onto your walls with no mess, sweat or expensive trips to the home supply store.
When you are decorating this room remember that it can become a definite magnet for clutter. Books, DVDs, VHS tapes, magazines, and scattered toys will end up being this room's best friend and worst enemy. Instead of using open shelves, try closed cupboards with doors. On the shelves inside label several different baskets and boxes so that everyone knows where things go when they are put back. With this in mind, you can also add storage trunks. They can double as a coffee table and a place to store some more stuff such as board games or coloring books and crayons.
Remember that the point of this room is comfort. So make sure that you create a room that is cozy and practical so that no one gets nervous about spilling a drink or having sticky fingers. Make sure that you have added entertainment to keep the room lively. This includes more than just the TV and computer. Have family games, photo albums, arts and crafts, and jigsaw puzzles to create a warm and inviting place to play or relax
Use the colors you love. In most other rooms where your guests congregate, you naturally want to use colors that are a bit on the calm, relaxing side. In the family room, anything goes! Whether you choose bright red and pale yellow or green, gold and rust, the choice is yours. You may not want to go as far as purple or chartreuse, but you can play with color and experiment to see what works best for you. The family room is exactly what the name implies - a room especially for your family! Have fun, be creative and enjoy relaxing in a room that reflects the true interests and personalities of your family members. As households grow, so do their space requirements. Suddenly a house that seemed adequately sized for two or three may feel tight when more family members arrive. If a home already has enough bedrooms, a family room addition is often a useful addition to increase the amount of square footage in a home and increase the functionality.
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