Every room in the house has its specific purpose. Understanding these purposes and then designing the room so that it effectively reflects this purpose is critical to having a house with great ideas. However, some ideas work even though they don’t seem like it, for example, the stylish family room.
The décor of a family room can absolutely be stylish. For example, a family room with French doors leading to a patio is quite elegant – and kids love the idea of going outside. Another elegant favorite is dark wood, besides being stylish it doesn’t show stray crayon as quickly as other surfaces.
Creating the stylish yet functional family room starts with being inspired by these 15 photos. Use them to create the family room of your dreams.
This family room opens all the way up to the outdoor deck for lots of fun and room to spare. Relax in the living area, dine in the moonlight, dance on the deck. This space has it all.
Clean and Cozy
This family room is tucked into the upstairs space and feels so cozy. Light carpet keeps a small space open, sliding wood doors allow for privacy.
This family room has such an earthy feel, with the tan walls and carpet. Dark wood continues that theme throughout. Relax with a book or quiet conversation.
Log Cabin Luxury
This family room feels like you’re out in the woods, but with all the comforts of home. Fireplace, plenty of room to relax, and all that wood that makes it feel so cozy.
With that stone wall and green chairs, this family room feels like nature came indoors. Fireplace with wood storage, woven baskets and river rock bring it all home.
Dark Wood Beauty
Dark wood beautifully sets off this marble fireplace. Cozy rug and accessories with a pop of color add just the right touch. Steps to outside, you’ll enjoy hours of relaxation here.
Golden furniture and drapes add to the sparkle of this family room. Fireplace and built-in tv welcome you to relax after a long day.
Everything about this family room takes you back to a groovy time. From the chartreuse coffee table to the brightly colored pillows, it says lively and fun. The ceiling swirl pattern really ties it all together.
This family room is designed for fun. From the arcade games to the bar, this family room is for hanging out with friends and family for some competitive fun.
This family room is set up for relaxation, and some pool time. Get your game on, or watch tv. Just steps to the outside, enjoy a walk around before settling in for the night.
Patterned and Pretty
The mixture of patterns in this family room keep it interesting. Bold prints paired with blended accessories make for a warm space with lots of character.
Bold and Beautiful
The bold patterns and colors in this family room give it lively appeal. From the bright area rug to the pillows and artwork, the theme is consistent throughout for a southwestern feel.
This large, barn-style family room gives you all the room you’ll need for whatever you have planned. Hang out at the bar, relax in the sitting room, watch tv. The possibilities are endless.
Room to Roam
Whether you’re dining in or just hanging out, this family room has what you need. Full sized eating area is just steps away from a place to relax.
The wood walls and beams in this family room feel like you’re in a private cottage. Loads of room to relax or watch the game, you’ll love all the possibilities.
This beautiful piano is certainly the focal point of this room. Plenty of space to gather round for some sing- a-longs.
This room has the look of an artist, don’t you think? From the abstract painting to the accessories, it’s so creative.
Light & Bright
Pops of yellow in the shelving bring this office type room to life. Plenty of room for work or relaxation.
All the blonde wood in this family room really opens up the space. Big windows and sheer curtains keep the theme.
This living space, with its’ wildlife influence and natural elements makes for a rustic space for those relaxing days.
This family/game room has lots of space to play. With all the red accents, it will bring out the competitor in you!
This family room/living room combo makes it so easy to entertain. One space flows into the other seamlessly for family and friends.
The beams and posts of wood in this family room frame the space so perfectly. That rocker completes the look.
The wall of picture memories in this family room add so much character. The gray floor and area rug blend the pieces together.
This large living space, with easy access to the outside has plenty of room for entertaining. Open shelving and big screen tv add to the feeling of openness.
This living room/pool room is just the right space to play after a long day, or weekend fun.
There’s so much to love in this family room, from the water color ceiling to all the decadent accessories. The piano adds just the right touch.
This extra- long bar with plenty of seating will have your guests coming back again and again. Outdoor access and lots of room to relax can’t be beat.
Take it Outside
This indoor/outdoor family room has the best of both worlds. Large sliding doors make the option yours.
This family room with added outside space is oh-so-inviting. Lots of room to entertain and relax with nature.
All the wood in this family room warms the space and makes it so cozy. Wood storage for the fireplace, wood ceiling and floors surround the space in comfort.
High Ceiling Haven
This mile high ceiling gives the feeling of endless space. Lots of natural light shows all the beautiful accents.
This family room/dining room combo has it all. Fireplace and big screen, just steps away from the table and piano make it so versatile. All those windows light up the space.
This nook is just the right size for reading, chatting, having that cup of morning coffee. Natural light makes it feel oh-so-sweet.
This family room has a strong, masculine feel that brings the wood and stone to life. From floor to ceiling it hits all the right notes.
This family room of white puts it all together in just the right order. Stone fireplace, area rug and accessories look clean and smart.
This peaceful family room gives you the greatest view of nature, while supplying the coziness of a mountain cabin. That stone fireplace is beautiful, and did you notice the wood ceiling?
This second level family room is the perfect escape. Cozy sectional sofa blends perfectly with the white and gray accents. That silver coffee table is the coup de gras!
Have a Seat
The endless seating in this family room means everyone can relax. Play a game, have a meal, or just sit and chat. Outside or in, it’s a win.
Lots of gray here in this family room, but notice how the patterns change things up. From the sofa to the chairs to the rug, it all fits together without being too matched.
Wow, just look at the space and lines in this gorgeous design. Kitchen flows seamlessly into family room, which flows into the upstairs access. Patio access from both. This is an architectural gem.
The slatted wood accents in this space give the feeling of openness. Storage looks clean, ceiling and beams add to the beauty. All capped off by that beautiful view.
This family room and game room combo makes it so easy to enjoy the space. Watch tv or play pool, all just steps from the outdoors.
If you like to read, you’ve found the perfect space. Lots of room to put your favorite novels, and a great place to read them again and again.
This light wood entertainment center puts all of your necessary electronics in one place. So neat and clean, with extra storage too!
This beautiful wine bar, complete with chiller, is ready to serve you. Linked with a cozy living area with fireplace, cheers to you!
This family room utilizes the space with flair. Cozy seating under the tv, built-in storage with open display areas. Plenty of seating to enjoy some movie watching.
The sleek design lines in this room pair beautifully with the flowing drapes for a match made in heaven. That globe light is so unique!
The light-yellow walls in this family room add just a hint of color for all the natural light pouring in. The textured rug adds strength and balance.
Splashes of bright and cheerful hues warm this family room with pops of vivid color.
For an oversized family room, choose a polished laminate flooring for a look that is easy to clean yet still modern and updated.
A peaceful nautical theme makes this country family room a relaxing place for reading by the fireside.
A Blue Hue
Simple yet striking, a vivid blue feature wall keeps this family room’s décor modern yet minimalist.
Add cozy comfort to a room with a thick, luxurious shag rug.
A more personalized alternative to the traditional entertainment center, this family room utilizes recessed shelving space around the television to display cherished items.
A perfect hideaway, this rustic family room is a blank canvas of beautiful woodwork with a skylight for natural lighting.
A family room deserves something more unique than the traditional coffee table – and this tufted leather ottoman is a chic and modern alternative full of personality.
So much to love about this cozy family nook – from the window seat and built-in bookcases to the easily-opened windows, it is a dreamy retreat from hectic life.
Thoroughly modern and fit for the budding artist’s palette, this chic gray color combo fits perfectly in this upscale downtown apartment.
Cozy Craft Table
Colorful furniture and warm wood flooring make this family room soft and inviting, but the child’s craft and art table ensconced behind the sofa is the crowning touch for cherished little ones.
Sticks and Stones
Nothing warms the heart like an evening spent fireside, and this magnificent stone fireplace showcases the Western style of this home with dramatic flair.
Pattern, Pattern, Pattern!
A chic mix of graphic patterns in a neutral palette keep this upscale family room from becoming too impersonal.
Keep it Casual
Plush furniture and a simple table and chair set are perfect for this modern, open floor plan.
Utilize every available space with modest bookshelves and hidden storage like this relaxed little reading nook.
Nothing says understated luxury like a beautiful white sofa, perfectly paired in this case with a showcased ebony piano.
Exposed ceiling beams in a pale wood add to the innate luxury of this family room.
Brick by Brick
Dark brickwork creates a feature wall in this family room, framing the fireplace and giving space for a dramatic piece of artwork.
Oversized Coffee Table
For large-scale entertaining in a small space, make use of an oversized coffee table; it will function as secondary eating space.
Warm and inviting, the woodworking and carefully chosen furniture in this room will make the entire family want to stay all night long.
This room is full of honey colored accents, from the drapes and furniture to the walls and accessories. All perfectly blended for a peaceful feeling.
This family room comes alive with the blend of colors. From the orange chairs and area rug, to the sage walls and gray and white wood, it all works together.
This circular ceiling design is the point of interest in this family room. Adding depth to the space, it works perfectly.
The peach chairs and blue accents conjure up a lovely peacock in this family room. The taupe accents and print drapes keep the theme going.
With this textured stone wall and the sofa accents, this family room is so cozy and warm. Stay in with a movie, or step out to the beautiful backyard.
This basement family room is your own private hideaway. Sage sofa pillows bring the outside in, light wood keeps the room spacious.
Log Cabin Luxury
This decadent family room has the flavor of a log cabin, but with all the luxury you could want. Fireplace and lots of room for dining and relaxing, with a large patio extending the space.
This rough-hewn fireplace brings the feel of the outdoors into this family room. The open shelving gives it a bit of country flair.
Striped window shades and bright blue sofas bring a punch of color to this family room. What a cozy place tucked into the upstairs area!
Long & Lean
This long and lean family room has all the elements you need. Fireplace, lots of comfy sofa room and a beautiful view throughout.
The green patterned drapes in this room add such a pretty glow to the rest of the accents. That green chair and blonde floor are the perfect touch.
Attic in White
This attic space family room is cozy and clean looking with white furniture, blonde floor and that slanted ceiling. Windows keep it light and bright.
With the sliding doors between this family room and the dining area, you have the option of more space, or more privacy. It’s nice to have choices.
With the two -room fireplace in this family room, you can enjoy the warmth from either side. Watch tv on one side, relax on the other.
The design of this family room keeps it simple and clean. Brown and black design elements are classic and striking.
Open shelving to display your favorite pieces makes this open space so much fun. Opening the small space to the bedroom makes it feel larger than it looks.
All the earth elements in this family room, from the stone fireplace to the accent colors, bring the outdoors in for perfect balance.
The pool table and bar make this a great place to play games. Slate walls and dark wood floor keep the space classy and pretty.
Bathed in Warmth
The warm elements in this family room all work together, from the honey and caramel chairs to the mocha area rug. This cozy space is delicious.
This large window lets nature be a part of your décor. The outside influence is apparent in the area rug and the wood textures throughout.
The golden hue of the ornately detailed ceiling is a perfect counterpoint to the stone wall with archway in this family room design.
One has to admit that the natural wood accent wall behind the television is the perfect touch for this beautiful family room.
With wall-to-wall carpeting, this family room leaves a lot of open floor space, which is perfect for small children.
With natural light not in abundance in this attic family room space, a pink and bright color scheme has been used.
If you’re fortunate enough to be able to create a living room in a space with gorgeous views, it’s almost always best to go for a minimalist approach with decorations.
With natural wood throughout, this cozy family room creates its vibe by making use of ample built-in shelves full of books.
Note how the fabric of the sectional couch perfectly complements the walls in this gorgeous family room.
It’s amazing how the green accent pieces in this family room lend the space an overall “aqua marine” vibe.
Keep It Low
If you want to do something unconventional with your family room, consider using low-profile furniture pieces and cushions as this design does.
Those who want something a bit more subdued for their family rooms will find inspiration in the chocolate color scheme of this example.
When you’ve got small children, you want your family room to be bright and inviting. A striped wall pattern, as you see here, can work well for this!
Really highlighting your fireplace with your family room design can be a great way to make sure the space really stands out.
A pair of bold accent chairs can be the perfect choice for a family room that adopts an overall dark color scheme.
If you’re going to be using stone and a grey color scheme in your family room, dark hardwoods can be the perfect choice for your flooring.
You could say that we’re fans of this family room design, which uses a beautiful ceiling fan to fill the massive vertical space.
No children in the picture? Then you might consider doing something like this family room design, which is as intimate as it is contemporary.
Hey, sometimes you’ve got to put the family in “family room”. Check out the family tree at the back of this design.
The layout of this gorgeous family room works perfectly for drawing the eye across this massive open-concept space.
Want to go for an updated Craftsman vibe in your family room? If so, you’ll find plenty of inspiration in this example.
When you’re attempting to preserve the airiness of an open-concept floor plan, using bright colors in your family room design is always a good idea.
The way that this tucked-in family room space uses dark brown walls and a white ceiling is truly charming.
Pulling It Together
If you want to use bolder colors in your family room, then take some notes from this example. See, for instance, how the throw pillows correspond to the mirror leaning on the mantle.
Going All Out
Of course, you can do more than accent with bright colors. Check out this beautiful family room and its child-like vibe.
The coastal style can really work wonders for a family room. Check out this example, and how it uses natural wood on the walls.
It’s Your Family
A beautiful family room should be a place that you and yours can enjoy. So, be sure to incorporate the colors, design elements, and things you and your family want and need.