Updated Family Room Ideas: Combining Style and Practicality

In this post: There’s no need to sacrifice style in the family room in exchange for practicality. These family room ideas will help to ensure you have both.⇒

If a bag of money dropped from the sky into your lap and the only caveat was that you had to spend it on your home, which room would you spend it on?

Oh… and it’s not enough to gut your kitchen or master bath.  😉

Many of us would choose the parts of our home we perceive as most in need, but in truth, we should first ensure that the room we spend most of our time in is as perfect as we can make it.

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I spend a good part of my day in the family room. 

It’s where I work, it’s where I listen to music, it’s where I watch movies and it’s where we entertain guests.

And yet,

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Family Room Design Ideas : The OC Ranch Reno

I am so excited to be getting to the point in the OC Ranch Reno process to be planning the furniture and decor design plan! This house will be used as more of a vacation home, so the design plan is going to lean more toward a beachy/CA col vibe. I am such a visual person that I have a hard time doing anything without creating a design board. Whether for my own home or client’s homes. It is so helpful to put together a board of the basics so that you can get the overall feel of a space before you spend the money to put it together. These family room design ideas are no exception! Here is the design board for this fun family room:

Family room design ideas

 

The floors in this family room are a wide plank brushed white oak…so very light and bright.

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Family Room Design Plan & Mood Board

Sharing our plans for our family room makeover, and how we plan on transforming it into a character filled space. Affiliate links are included – full disclosure here.

We have grand plans for our family room. Someday, it’ll be a beautiful, character filled space with lots of texture an interest. 

As of right now? It’s a slightly yellow-ish box of a room. 

Unfortunately, we don’t have the budget to change this room in 30 days. BUT we have a plan, and I am going to take you with me every step of the way – whenever it does happen!

So – consider this Phase 1 of the family room makeover. I’m sure other people have the budget to do it all at once, but we don’t! And that’s OK! We’re all about achievable makeovers over time that make a house a home that we love. I’ll share the ideas for

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17 Best Small Living Room Ideas

If your living room or family room is cramped and cluttered, the last thing you’ll want to do is spend time in there. That is, unless you trick your eye into thinking the space is bigger than it appears. It’s not magic; it’s just smart styling. Get ready to Pin all these tips and transform your small space into a comfortable, stylish oasis for you and your house guests to hang out in. When it’s done, you’ll love the room so much that you’ll never want to leave it.

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Let The Light Pour In

If your living room has access to a ton of natural light, don’t block it out with dark curtains. Let light pour in to make the space feel more airy and open. Even if you don’t have large windows and tons of sunlight, choose lighter shades to maximize the light you do have. Semi-sheer shades

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Update Your Space with These 13 Family Room Decorating Ideas

Take a look for some fantastic family room inspiration!

Because your living room is a gathering place for family, friends, and guests, it’s the perfect space in which to go all out and decorate in a way that represents you and your family. Still, getting started decorating a family room can pose a challenge to even the most creative of home decorators. If you need a little boost of family room inspiration, our 13 family room decorating ideas can provide you with all you need to get started.

Filling your living room space with decor pieces that speak to you is one way to go about decorating a family room, but you can also draw inspiration from trending home decor styles like coastal and farmhouse. Decorating your living room in a well-known, well-loved interior design style will not only save you the effort of having to carefully concoct your own

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50 Family Room Decorating Ideas & Photos

Most families spend more time in the family room than any other room in the house. It’s also the room that your guests will likely see first and the most. That’s why it’s important to be intentional about designing a family room that is beautiful but also stays true to your personal tastes.

Whether you prefer a family room that’s modern, classic, rustic or global, you’re sure to find fresh ideas in the 50 photos we’ve compiled here. From small, personal touches to grand design inspiration, there’s something for everyone in this collection of family room ideas. Looking for more inspiration? Our personalized home decor includes throw pillows, blankets, canvas art and more to make your family room reflect your personal style.

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A backless couch is a unique and beautiful way to link

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18 Great Room Ideas – Open Floor Plan Decorating Tips

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Studio Life/Style

The great room is easily the hardest working room in the house, as its entire purpose to serve multiple key functions all in one shared space. The goal is to make everyday living just a little easier, and to make a communal space a little more enticing. As a result, they can present some extra design challenges. With more moving parts and pieces to the puzzle, great rooms are that much harder to decorate. Layout, color schemes, and scale… So if you’re looking for some inspiration, keep reading for eighteen great rooms design ideas and decorating tips.

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Pack It All In

In this beach house, designer Alexander Design made the family room feel upscale and sophisticated yet down to earth, livable, and coastal. This great room truly has it all, from a dining area to a formal hang out spot and

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20 Family Room Decorating Ideas

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Helen Norman

Considering that you spend a significant amount of time in your family room, it has to be comfy and stylish. From a plush sofa to well-curated shelves, find out how to make your space one of the most inviting places in your home with these family room ideas. Below, you’ll find design inspiration whether your room is big or small, modern or traditional. Oh, and if you’re wondering what you can do with your old television or how to spruce up your fireplace, there are plenty of suggestions here.

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Pattern Play

Combining vibrant patterns is an easy way to bring a dose of playfulness into your family room.

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Well-Decorated Mantel

Make your mantel a major focal point with a brass wall clock, lush plants, and decorative objects.

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Textured Walls

Wall coverings, like grasscloth, can instantly

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30 Stylish Family Room Design Ideas

The family room plays an important role in any home. It’s where you go to relax and bond with friends and family in a casual, welcoming setting. But just because it’s casual doesn’t mean it can’t look as stylish and elevated as a living room. Keep ready for thirty family room ideas and designer examples that prove it.

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Set Up a Snack Nook

Consider making a spacious family room multi-purpose by adding a table with a banquet for snacking and casual dining. This will keep the crumbs from accumulating on the sofa, too. A build-in bench like this stylish one designed by Arent & Pyke will help save space.

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Layer Rugs And Throws

This family room feels extra inviting thanks to the layers on layers of rugs and throws. If you’re color-averse, take note from this space and

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100 Brick Wall Living Rooms That Inspire Your Design Creativity

Brick walls and modern interiors – one would imagine that they would be at odds with one another. But the last few years have seen architects and homeowners gravitate towards the beautiful brick wall whenever they need a touch of texture, unique character and a dab of timeless charm sprinkled in the living room. For some, the exposed brick wall in the living room is an expression of the rich, historic past of the building and a blend of the past and the present. For others, it is a way to add elegance and personality to an otherwise boring interior dominated by glass and stone. No matter what your reason is, there is no doubting the fact that brick walls are here to stay.

Inventive use of mirrors in the living room [Design: Interior Marketing Group]

The exposed brick wall in the living room can come in a wide array of forms and hues, and it seems to fit in with styles

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