The family room is one of the central places where you can relax with your friends and families or welcome formal guests. This means that the place will also define a lot about the residents of the home and we at SURFACES REPORTER (SR) understand this essence and hence. want to help you get to family room perfection!
These rooms become of prime importance to design a living space that is comfortable, easy and attractive. But before you start decorating your family room make sure it is aligned with the other rooms of your home.
It should also be in line with the place you are living in. For example, a tropical home needs a coastal vibe and a mountain home with a cosier vibe. Although you are free to experiment with your designs, here are some of the ideas that intrigued us the most.
Explore new coffee table ideas
Most family spaces have a traditional look involving coffee tables and a stack of books. Instead, you can choose a collection of classic pots and planters. These could be a fresh change as well as maintain the vibe of a common room. To this, you can also go ahead with brass accents such as metal frame coffee table and accessorize with metallic lighting. The ceiling lights can make the entire ambience unique.
Play with more colours
Colours can make or break dresses, flowers and even rooms. As colours are a tricky aspect, it is natural to want to stick to the traditional ones. But playing with these colours in a standard format may just do the trick. To get the best of both worlds you can opt for neutral sofas, tables or other furniture while the extra items can ooze out bright and interesting colours.
The classic white
If you are someone who likes to keep things classy and simple then a white family room is what you can choose. The white family room will reflect elegance. Also, matte white rooms are pristine and timeless. It may require more upkeep but the classy look will be worth it. Alternatively, off white works great as well. These white and off-white rooms can be made more interesting by adding a statement item that brings in colours. While the paint retains the class and the coffee table and sofas are neutral this item will make it interesting. This could be an art piece on the wall or a bright carpet on the floor or anything else that you be
Make it a happy place
The environment has a huge effect on how our brain reacts. Hence adding some items that bring cheer to your family room can be a great idea. A yellow lamp, set of blue walls, fun pillows or elegant gilt mirrors can all do the trick. You can add your favourite lilies to a funky vase to make the vibe cosier.
Who doesn't like surprises? There won’t be most people who would want to skip a surprise. You can add unexpected elements to your family room to break the monotony. Essentials like grass cloth wallpaper, floor lamp, and curtains are found in most family rooms. Add unexpected and edgy components such as floral sofas or a green Lucite coffee table.
Hang a Chair
Hanging a chair in the family room can give the room a more playful and cosier aura. A carefully designed leather hanging chair ensures a sophisticated yet cool look. This can also be pretty surprising for most people because of it being a relatively new trend.
A bold wallpaper to add the spark
Wallpapers are an amusing accessory for the walls. It's simple to change them rather than repainting the house and have a huge impact on the overall setting of the room. Therefore, instead of choosing the classic wallpapers chose a bold one. You can in this way venture beyond the traditional conventions of design. You can opt for contrasting jewel tones and mix them with modern furniture and archaic pieces. A lime chair from IKEA may be a great option!
Use the throw pillows
Throw pillows can be exploited to get great results. A monochromatic room can be blended in a neoclassical style using throw pillows. Lots can be explored concerning their shape, size and colour. You can throw in a throw pillow to every seating to make it more convenient and enhance the beauty of your family room.
For small spaces saving up on floor space is vital. Wall art is one of the ways which can make a big impact in a minimalist room. Art can transform aesthetics. You can opt for an abstract photograph to complete the look.
Mix and Match Patterns
It can seem overwhelming to experiment with too many colours at once. To refrain from this, you can work on patterns. A start can be made using a couch that maintains the scheme with a rug from the same scheme but an unusual colour such as blue.
The tip of the iceberg is to let your creative juices flow and experiment with unusual aspects. A small difference can also create an entirely new design. Take inspiration from these ideas and let your creativity take over the family room and make something that you’re bound to be proud of.
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