It is rare to have a room in the house that has permission to be different than the other rooms in terms of design. With the family room, the needs of the whole family supersede those of the family’s tastemaker in design. While the living room may be ornate, the family room is meant to be functional.
There are several ways you can create this atmosphere – a really simple way is putting the pieces in place that facilitate activities your family enjoys. If the family enjoys board games, then a sturdy coffee table is needed. Likewise, comfortable chairs are the way to go for a family that loves to read. The family room design caters to the activities of the family.
Getting the functional family room your family will love is as simple as this list of 20 photos. Check them out and use them to create your perfect family room.
1. Ceiling Fans
Tiny hanging fans are a quaint and whimsical alternative to the usual ceiling fan for this family room.
2. Shag Stripes
A soft shag rug in neutral stripes helps to delineate the boundaries of this living room from the adjoining kitchen.
3. Side Tables
Colorful side tables and throw pillows give a pop of personality to this neutral family room.
4. Orange Leather
Striking orange leather makes this sectional and matching recliner stand out amid the modern décor and warm woodwork.
5. Exposed Beams
Exposed rough-hewn beams grace the slanted ceiling of this family room.
6. Conversation Piece
The unique light fixture of this family room offers an immediate conversation piece for home design lovers.
7. Wingback Chair
A mainstay of comfortable relaxation, the leather wingback chair gets an upgrade here in a buttery brown shade.
8. Cheerful in Color
Homey and inviting, the cheerful color of this family room is child-friendly and full of personality.
9. Rustic Chic
From polished stone fireplace to glass-topped wooden side table, this family room is a masterpiece of rustic luxury.
10. Grand and Glorious
If you are fortunate enough to be gifted such a magnificent and luxurious family room, display its elegant opulence with rich color and a combination of textures.
11. Dark Wood Dream
Smoothly polished dark wood forms a sophisticated contrast to the light carpeting and furniture of this elegant family room.
12. Mismatched Furniture
A variety of furniture can look just as expensive as a matched sectional when blended with the right modern design!
13. Hidden Storage
The hidden drawers under this cozy window seat are perfect for storing odds and ends for the whole family.
14. Wood Table
An large table in polished dark wood makes for a family-sized alternative to the traditional coffee table.
15. Seafoam Serenity
Touches of peaceful seafoam green grace the window seat and décor of this tranquil family room.
16. Picture Window
Take advantage of a large picture window to add natural light to any family room.
17. Coffered Ceiling
The dark wooden beams framing this coffered ceiling beautifully mirror the luxurious décor of this elegant family room.
18. Window Nook
Every bookcase deserves a window reading nook, and this lovely little bench seat features plenty of natural light.
19. Wood and Stone
A unique blend of polished wood and hewn stone trim this family room’s central fireplace and chimney.
20. The Classics
Always in style, the classic brick fireplace with crown molding gets an upgrade here with a surrounding paint job in a warm golden hue.