What do you call the room your family sits in to relax? Whether it’s the living room, family room, den or front room, it’s where you all spend much of your time. When we use one room for so much, from watching TV to reading, playing and doing homework, it deserves some attention. There are lots of different design styles you can choose for your living room, and every family can find one that suits their lifestyle and personalities. If you want to give your living room a refresh with a new look, try one of these ideas for inspiration.
Family life is busy and often hectic. Everyone has their lives to live, plus there’s family time together too. With everyone rushing to and from work, school, and other activities, it’s nice to spend some time sat at home. But we often use our living rooms for a variety of things and in different ways. To get the most use out your living room, you can set it up as a multifunctional space. The way to do this is to focus on the furniture. For example, coffee tables can also be be used for storage, and as homework stations. Sofas can become beds, and footstools can be both storage boxes and extra chairs. You can make room for everyone to do what they need if you use your space wisely.
Cozy and Rustic
Everyone wants their home to feel like it belongs to them, so creating a warm and welcoming living room is a must. Family homes don’t need to be smart and presentable all the time, so a rustic decor look works well. You can focus on comfortable seating, with textiles like cushions, blankets and throws to make everyone even more relaxed. If you use rustic wooden furniture, it doesn’t matter if it doesn’t remain pristine because any bumps or scratches will only enhance its look.
Bright and Colorful
A lively family living room that’s always full of life should reflect that energy in its decor. Often family rooms are very adult, with not much room for the kids. But if you use a brighter color scheme, you’re sure to delight the children as well as the grown ups. The key to using bright colors is to make sure you don’t go overboard. It’s best to pick some accents and weave them throughout the room. You might choose to have a colorful feature wall, keeping the rest neutral.
Fresh and Contemporary
If you want a living room that’s easy to maintain, a more modern look could be better for you. By keeping things minimal, you cut down on the need for dusting around ornaments or trying to vacuum under lots of pieces of furniture. Keep everything to smooth, clean surfaces, and you could find that it’s easier to keep things tidier. However, you might struggle to get the kids to join in with your enthusiasm for tidiness. Try keeping storage boxes in a convenient place, so it’s easy to throw in things like toys.
There are so many things you can do with a family living room, depending on your personalities and lifestyle. Choose the style that’s right for you and the family will love spending time together even more than before.