How to Design the Perfect Family Room

The family room is one of the most important rooms in any home. This is where the family gathers and spends most of their time together. Especially when you consider the digital world we live in today, where everyone is so busy with their own life and families hardly even have time to see each other through the day, the family room is the perfect place to chill out and spend time together.

Color Scheme.

One of the first steps to designing your family room is coming up with a color scheme. These are the main colors to be used in the design, and depending on what mood you are going for, the choice of colors can be very different. If you want a bold, dramatic look, choose contrasting colors that set each other off and create a bright, modern look. To keep it softer, use neutral shades like tans and beiges to create a more relaxing, low-key feel to the room.


Of course, most of the time in the family room is spent socializing and spending quality time with one another, but that does not mean it always has to be sitting around the table talking. It is important to incorporate entertainment in the room, to give the family something to do to have fun and enjoy one another’s company.

This could range from a home movie theater or video game system, to arcade machines or a poker table if you and your family enjoy playing a game of cards now and then.


Personalizing the room is very important. Because this is such an intimate space for your family, it only makes sense to represent that in the design of the room. Add framed pictures of family members, some art pieces on the wall, or fun DIY crafts to bring life into the room. There are so many fun, easy ways to personalize a room and make it your own.

Designing the family room in your home should not be a challenge, but rather fun and exciting. This is the room that brings the family together, so the most important thing is that you create a warm, enjoyable, comfortable space. Whatever it is that you feel works for your family room, by sticking to these basic guidelines you can create a wonderful space for the whole family to enjoy.{picture sources:1,2,3,4 and 5}.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on June 4th, 2012


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