Friday, 22 May 2015

How To Create A Comfortable Family Room

We all have an area in our homes where we spend most of our time having fun or relaxing as a family. This space should be comfortable, warm and welcoming. Does your family room tick all these boxes?

Whether you are starting from scratch in a new home or wish to make a few improvements to your existing d├ęcor, here are some fab ideas to comfy up your family room.


Rugs, throws and more
The ideal family room has lots of soft furnishings like throws, rugs, cushions, pouffes and more. Not only do these items help to create a comfortable temperature in the room, they also make it very inviting for lounging around or curling up. If you are planning to get a number of soft furnishings for your family, I would also advise investing in some extra storage space for them (if you need it). These items can take up a lot of space, and you may have less need for them in summer. So having ample space to store them will come in handy.

Adaptable temperature
To ensure your family room is comfortable all year round, you will need to make sure you have the ability to adapt the temperature. If you have a big budget, you may wish to consider installing a fireplace. A fire, whether wood burning or electric, can make your family room look and feel cosy and comfortable. With a smaller budget, make sure your radiators are working well and that nothing is placed in front of them to block the heat. In summer, ceiling fans or windows that can be opened will help to keep the family room cool and comfortable.


Plenty of seating
When it comes to the seating in your family room, you will want to ensure you have enough of it, and that it looks great. If you are on the hunt for new furniture, leather sofas are a good option. They are comfortable and durable so make a sound investment for your home. Sectional sofas are also a great buy and very popular with families. Sectional sofas are flexible. They can be split up or pushed together depending on the occasion.

Adequate storage
Ample storage is also key to a comfy family room. If your family are anything like my boys, in a very short amount of time this room can become completely covered in toys, books, games, DVDs, etc. But with plenty of places to stow all these items, you will make it easier for yourself to keep the family room neat and tidy. Look out for storage footstools, bookshelves, cabinets, boxes and baskets. They will not only look good in your family room but will also serve a significant role in keeping the space comfortable.

There are lots of improvements you can make, both small and large, to make your family room even more comfortable. But, at the end of the day, when you are all together enjoying some quality family time, that is the best way to make any space comfortable.

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