Family Room. Saturday , November 17th , 2018 - 02:01:21 AM
If you ever reach a point where you decide to move and have to sell your house, the fact that the home has a family room will make it an attractive prospect to potential buyers. Seeing that a home on the market has this extra room that other homes nearby might not have not only makes your home worth more, but puts it ahead of the competition when it comes to being sold. It isn't uncommon for the value added to the home by a family room to surpass the initial cost of building it before long. Knowing what you know now, doesn't make sense to get started on your family room addition? The sooner you do, the sooner your family can enjoy their comfortable new space. Not only that, but adding it soon rather than later will allow you get a jump on getting increased value out of your home. The family room is where your family gathers to relax, watch television, play cards, listen to music, put together a jigsaw puzzle or just unwind. While you want every room in your home to be beautiful and appealing, the family room is where you can more or less do what you please. Below, you will find some great ideas for making your family room one that is both welcoming and original, incorporating the interests of your family members.
Color Choices and Window Treatments. Since this room is to be used mostly by family, the colors you choose should be those you love. If you like light, neutral colors, by all means go for it! You may prefer darker hues, such as rich burgundies or deep blues. These are fine too - just remember, darker colors will make the room appear smaller. As far as windows go, you can use any type of blinds, shades, drapes or curtains you like. If you want the room to appear light and airy, go for mini-blinds or shades in light, neutral colors that can be drawn up when you like. If you prefer a more private room, heavier drapes or boldly patterned curtains are good choices. You may even want to consider wood shutters that can be pushed back when you like. Light walls look great with darker upholstery and leather. Any tones that complement or contrast each other will further add depth and interest to the room. Just remember, this room is specially made for you and your family to enjoy, so make it your own! Use all of the colors, fabrics, and accessories that are your favorites to make it a room in which you will truly enjoy relaxing after a hard day's work.
There never seems to be adequate storage space for the family room. This room usually has books, games, DVD's computer software and sports equipment that must some how be stowed away when not in use. With the help of wall shelves, built in book shelves and cabinets you can customize the storage space that is needed. Recently wall tapestries have enjoyed a rise of interest for people looking beyond traditional options for wall decor especially when it comes to decorating the family room. Although there are increasing amounts of contemporary art the traditional designs from the past are the most popular. The main appeal is their connection with history. The range of designs and themes is vast and include subject matter that is so diverse it can fit easily into anyone's own personal style. Every tapestry because of the weaving process is a unique work of art unlike any other. With the ever growing range of options for the consumer the choices has never been better.
Think big. When it comes to the furnishings in your family's room, think bulky and over-stuffed. Nothing is more relaxing that climbing into a big club chair to cozy up under a throw while the fireplace crackles in winter! Whether you choose a sofa and love seat with a plaid or striped fabric upholstery or rich leather, go for those large, sturdy looking pieces. Large, over-stuffed throw pillows, nubby accent rugs and cozy throw blankets are great and useful accents to include, and they add splashes of color to the room.
Furniture. Every den should have a sofa, bookshelves and a couple of chairs with ottomans. If you or someone in your family is a voracious reader, consider floor to ceiling bookshelves flanking both sides of a fireplace. Your television may be kept in an armoire, so that when you are not watching it can be hidden from view. You may want to consider an entertainment center or office set-up in one corner if your family often plays games, listens to music or uses the computer.
Add family-themed accessories. It's important that you use those items that are meaningful to your family in the this room. Display plenty of family photos on the walls, and even feature those crafts that your children created in school. Photos taken on a fun vacation can be displayed on a coffee or sofa table; if your family loves to play chess or checkers, leave the set sitting out on a game table. All of these things make your family room look cozy and lived-in.
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