How to Decorate a Basement Family Room
For starters, you’ll probably want to choose a light neutral color for walls and floor (and ceiling, while we’re at it), just to make the space feel like it’s well-lit. Unless the prime function of your basement family room is watching movies or TV, in which case you can look to deeper tones. A comfortable and clean-lined sofa helps to create an inviting aura in the room as well.
If you’re lucky enough to have decent windows in your basement family room, consider leaving them bare, or at least open most of the time to allow maximum light penetration. A few stuffed animals in the windowsill (especially if young children or grandchildren will be enjoying the family room) provides a softening touch without blocking the light.
Speaking of children or grandchildren, you can easily make use of a wall by installing floating
Simple, graphic details keep the family room feeling youthful without looking cluttered, messy, and/or juvenile.
Use furniture to create zones in the family room, particularly if it’s a longer room. Behind this sofa, for example, is the reading area; in front of it is
How to Decorate a Modern Family Room
When you consider the purpose of a family room – to relax and enjoy being together doing whatever it is you enjoy doing together – it will
Leather furniture not only looks great in the family room, but it’s one of the best-wearing upholstery mediums out there as well. Everyone loves furniture that wears well, particularly in the family room where it’ll see plenty of traffic.
The use of a multi-colored, textured, and/or patterned rug in the family room is a good idea because of the potential for spills or messes or whatever else. Where a light colored or solid rug seems to show everything, a pattern on the floor is much more forgivable for real-life living.
How to Decorate a Family Room Corner
Some homes don’t have an entire room to designate as the family room, but the family living there wants to fake it. That’s the case with this family room area, and the result is a perfectly lovely little “hang out” corner for the family.
I think the perfect place for a plaid couch is the family room. I love the cheery yellow modern pillow to give it more of a cool-funky vibe. And an oversized canvas photo of your smiling, happy family is always in style.
How to Decorate a Home Office-Family Room Combo
For the family who congregates mainly when doing homework, computer stuff, paying bills, reading, or whatever else one does in a
Built-in shelving and cupboards give easy storage and organizational options to the space. This is useful when you want all those office-type gadgets and supplies handy but not necessarily out and visible.
Lend presence and sophistication to any family room’s décor by incorporating
Glass-paned French doors have a number of benefits in this case: (1) they break up and brighten the hall’s expanse, (2) they let everyone see what’s going on in the family room, (3) they provide transparency while providing privacy and quiet, which can be an important need for a family room study party, and (4) they look fantastic.
How to Decorating a Tiny Family Room
While many of us think of huge rec-type rooms for the family room, this isn’t always the case. The small family room definitely exists and can be a challenge to decorate.
Some families choose to incorporate a sense of family thoroughly into their family room space. This can be accomplished in a variety of ways, including
When the floor plan allows it, choose your largest piece of furniture to face the room’s focal feature. In a family room, this could be the TV, a fireplace, a window, or even a ping pong table (although the latter is probably not involved in this discussion on tiny family rooms). Whatever your focal point is, position furniture to allow the greatest number of people to see and appreciate it as possible.
A tiny room’s corner can often be softened a bit with something branchy and taller. This works because the silhouette is slim enough to match the proportions of the rest of the small family room, and the height adds some much-needed dimension to expand the space vertically.
If you want family room visitors to stop and stay awhile, it’s a strategic (and