Tamra Morales. Family Room. November 21st , 2018.
The family room is a multifunctional room that provides space for the family to lounge in front of the TV, or a place where you can hide and read a great novel, a spot where your children can make a mess with their toys while you entertain company in other areas of the house, where adults can play poker, ping, pong, darts, pool, and other games, and the best place to have a party so other areas of your home don't get dirty or cluttered with trash and people.
Splashes of color can also transform your room and pull it neatly together. It's okay to throw bright colors in a family room. The combinations of blue and green, orange and red, are strong bold colors that will be sure to bring a smile to your face. Reds and oranges are energetic colors while the blues and greens will be more calming.
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.
Using your imagination and materials that you already have around the house can be an inexpensive way to turn that monotone dull wall into a wall that is filled with your personality. For my own family room this is what happened. I was amazed at my husband's unique display on one of our walls. My husband likes to build and play around with many materials you could say he is a fixer upper. He had so many tools lying all around the garage that we were unable to park are cars inside of it. He realized he had to do something to tidy up and because of this fact his creative energy over flowed. Many of the tools he acquired over the years were antiques and had unique characteristics. He first sketched a design on paper and then transferred his tools to the family room wall. This display has given the wall texture and is a conversation piece to all that view it. This display has succeeded in removing the clutter from the garage and we now have ample parking space and a beautiful wall to show off.
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
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.
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.
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