Many rooms in the house are not necessarily the showcase rooms like the living room and the kitchen, but that doesn’t mean they’re any less important. Take the family room, what may be an out of the way place for designers is the hub of activity within a home, and should be designed with that same respect in mind.
Family rooms come in all shapes and sizes. A key element to the family room should be to set it apart from the other rooms but not overly so. An example of this in design is if you have window treatments in the home, the ones in the family room should be of a brighter, more kid-friendly color. The other thing to think about is finding pieces and décor with personality yet isn’t over the top. Patterned rugs and knick-knacks for bookshelves are examples of this idea.
Your family room can definitely draw inspiration from the list of 20 designs below. Check them out and see what you can incorporate in what should be everyone’s favorite room in the house.
1. Hardwood Flooring
Genuine hardwood flooring warms this white-walled family room and adds a touch of classic elegance.
2. Graphic Pattern
A graphic printed carpet in neutral hues offsets this classic fireplace and white furniture with a flair of personality.
3. Rustic Library
Rustic woodwork and a vintage rolling ladder make this library-inspired family room a classic design for book lovers everywhere.
4. Color and Pattern
Pair pops of vivid color with simple patterns to create a child-friendly family room full of warm, inviting personality.
5. Multicultural Elegance
A muted palette and varied décor make this elegant family room an artistic expression of the family’s love of worldwide culture.
6. Skylight, Sky Bright
Skylights are the best way to add natural light and depth to a smaller room.
7. Opulent Entertaining
Indulge your tastes for the luxurious with an elegant muted blue and gold palette, coupled with an assortment of intricately carved and patterned furnishings.
8. Oversized Sectional
This plush blue sectional features multiple ottomans and detaching pieces for a variety of seating combinations.
9. Clean and Clear
Deviate from tradition with a modern, minimalist fireplace like this contrasting black and white ensemble.
10. Honeycomb Shelving
An instant conversation-starter, this uniquely-shaped shelving unit makes for fashionable and functional wall art.
11. Gaming Table
This elegant little table is the perfect nook for two-party games.
12. Crowning Touch
Elegant, oversized crown molding elevates this room and adds an interesting contrast to the ceiling details.
13. Leather Sofa
Always a classic, leather furniture brings instant modern appeal to any family room.
14. Recessed Fireplace
Clean stonework and muted tones make this room’s gentle atmosphere and recessed fireplace a peaceful gathering point for the family.
15. Lofty Sights
This loft apartment delineates a smaller living room with modern furniture and clever use of storage space.
16. Stone Beauty
Like a flawless jigsaw puzzle, an intricate stone fireplace is put together in seamless perfection.
17. Arched Ceiling
Grand and elegant, this open floor plan features arched ceilings and a majestic stone fireplace.
18. Tiffany Blue
One of the most peaceful colors, tiffany blue offers an atmosphere of tranquility to any family room.
19. Natural Modern
Natural wood and stone paired with ultra-modern lighting and décor make this chic family room fit for the pages of a magazine.
20. Stone Coffee Table
An oversized stone coffee table makes a majestic addition to this luxurious floor plan.