Anyone with children will know, that when it comes to the home, there is nothing more important than designing a fantastic family room.
The family room is the one place in the house where the entire family congregates to spend time together and relax. But when it comes to creating the perfect family room, it can be hard to know where to start.
However, there is no need to worry, that is where we come in. To help you design the perfect family room, we have put together a list of all the best tips and ideas, below:
1. Think about your family’s needs
The important thing to remember when designing a family room is that you need to take your family’s needs into account. For example, if you have young children then you may need to incorporate an area in the room that they can store their toys in and play in.
You will also need to think about things like the amount of people in your family, how old each family member is and how much room you will need. Ask yourself whether a three seater family sofa will do or whether you will need something larger.
2. The room should be relaxing and comfortable
For a family room, it is important to choose furniture and a design style that is comfortable and encourages a relaxed atmosphere. Opt for sofas that are comfortable soft throw cushions and other items add comfort, such as this cheap lovesac bean bag.
The idea is, to create a space that is comfortable and easy to relax in, somewhere that your entire family will feel comfortable in. If, for example, you were to fill the room with expensive, easily-breakable pieces it would not have a relaxed and inviting atmosphere.
3. Don’t forget about entertainment
The key to creating a successful family room is in the entertainment. Make sure to include a good-quality entertainment system in the room that the whole family can enjoy and benefit from.
As well as a family-sized television system, it is a good idea to incorporate a large coffee table into the room for family games nights.
4. Don’t overcrowd the room
If your family room is not as large as you would like it to be, don’t overcrowd the space with furniture. Instead, get creative and think of ways, you can turn the space into the perfect family room.
If you can only fit a small sofa in the room, invest in comfortable floor cushions and blankets that can be used as seats for movie nights and family time.
5. Make the room welcoming
As the room will not only be used by your family, but also your friends and your children’s friends, it is important to create a welcoming atmosphere.
Simple things like adding wall art to the room, adding a vase of flowers to the coffee table and a scented candle to the room can make the space feel more welcoming.