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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The grand design of Professor Jeff Entwistle of UW-Green Bay, part 2

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV)

Jeff Entwistle is reminiscing a lot these days.

In two weeks, he retires from the faculty of University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Theatre and Dance, so thoughts of students and colleagues and shows and designs are rushing.

This is the second part of a column that takes advantage of time available due to the coronavirus COVID-19. The first column is here: https://www.wearegreenbay.com/critic-at-large/warren-gerds-critic-at-large-the-grand-design-of-professor-jeff-entwistle-of-uw-green-bay-part-1/.

Today, we jump into the deep end of the pool with these career highlights offered by Jeff Entwistle during his 36 years as scenic designer in Green Bay area productions. Included are his personal notes.

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Favorite designs

(University of Wisconsin-Green Bay except where indicated).

+ “Jesus Christ Superstar” with director Lou Erdmann.

+ Pamiro Opera Company: “Madame Butterfly” with director Phil Krause. “Pamiro was a somewhat different process, and it often changed as stage directors changed. Ultimately, final choices came down to (artistic

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This Vibrant Yellow Space Is So Much More Than a Guest Room

A sewing room. A home gym. A study. A soon-to-be-music studio. Squeezing all that into one humble guest room is a tall order, but Claudia Dorsch made it happen with the help of a few smart additions. “Before she came along, this room was a dump!” says homeowner Kat, who brought on the designer to upgrade the Hampstead Heath home she shares with her husband and three kids. “It had piles of clothes, baby toys, and a huge bed from our previous flat, plus spare mattresses and various pieces of furniture that didn’t fit the space.”

After clearing everything out and slicking on a coat of Farrow & Ball’s Babouche as the vibrant backdrop, Dorsch got to work. Bulky ski equipment (the bedroom moonlights as an extra closet in its spare time) is tucked neatly away in the bed’s base; a sculptural pendant from British brand Original BTC delivers

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Remote Design Students Turn Attention to a New Medium: Masks

There’s not much that COVID-19 hasn’t impacted in some way. 

But Matt Bonvino ’20 is somewhat familiar with transition. He started at Bethel intending to go into medicine, but three years in, took an art class and fell in love. He’s since made the official switch to a studio art major inspired creatively, in part, by experiences he had as a kid going to museums with his family. 

“Those designs made a giant impact on me,” he says, adding that he’s hoping to pursue a career in museum fabrication or some kind of kid-centric design after graduation. This spring, he’s gaining practical experience as a warehouse and production volunteer at Gemini Athletic Wear in Edina. But work came to a screeching halt as sports seasons were cancelled and games postponed in response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

As he began seeing reports of hospitals overcrowding and the medical world struggling to

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Home of the Week: Bird Streets aerie offers a design showcase

Built for interior designer Ron Collier, this modern perch in the Hollywood Hills’ Bird Streets was later owned by celebrated art patron Merry Norris, who commissioned Barbara Barry to style the interior during her ownership.

Among Berry’s first design projects in Los Angeles, the residence is museum-like with its gallery walls, high ceilings and sun-drenched rooms. Pocketing doors in the living and dining rooms open directly to a pool deck. Westward views extending as far as the ocean can be observed from the second story, particularly in the master suite and its sitting room.

The details

Location: 1473 Oriole Drive, Los Angeles, 90069

Asking price: $5.995 million

Year built: 1982

Architect: Gus Duffy

Living area: 4,501 square feet, three bedrooms, four bathrooms

Lot size: 7,449 square feet

Features: Gallery walls; high ceilings; skylights; hardwood floors; pocketing doors; formal living and dining rooms; office; master suite with sitting room; office/artist’s studio;

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Bright Wall/Dark Room April 2020: The Contradictory and Complementary Visions of Wes Anderson and Roald Dahl by Ethan Warren | Features

The great mystery, however, is what Roald Dahl might have made of the best film ever adapted from one of his books, the film that left his work more intact than any other while simultaneously inverting its perspective and retrofitting it to align with one of the most distinctive voices in modern American film—a voice that might appear entirely dissimilar to Dahl’s but may yet be a kindred spirit in the subtlest and most significant of ways.

Virtually the entire plot of Roald Dahl’s 1970 novel Fantastic Mr. Fox is faithfully represented in Wes Anderson’s 2009 cinematic adaptation. At the novel’s outset, three farmers—Boggis, Bunce, and Bean; one fat, one short, one lean—have grown exasperated with the namesake carnivore, who routinely pillages their storehouses in order to bring home food for his family. The farmers execute a vicious mechanical assault on the Fox burrow, driving the family deep underground.

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