Tag: Room

Difference Between Family Room and Living Room

Family room vs. living room

There have been so many questions as to when can you call a place in your house a living room or a family room. Sometimes people tend to use these rooms in the wrong manner or interchangeably. They may sound the same but they have so many differences. You can tell the differences between the two through how people use them; how the rooms are decorated and where they are located in the house. The function of the room is the most important determinant on which or what room it is for. Naming it has less significance as to whether it is a family room or a living room.

The main differences in how it is used is that the family room is where the people who live in the house get together, have fun and relax, while the living room is where more formal

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Make the Most of Your Living Room and Dining Room Combo

Living room decor, brown loveseat with wheeled coffee table

Open floor plans and small spaces can make it difficult to delineate the living room and dining room. With no walls in between, the two rooms can merge together and pose a unique decorating dilemma. But here’s the good newsan open floor plan has more potential than challenges. The key is to maintain a consistent style and use furniture and accent pieces to define areas.

Here’s some quick living room/dining room combo ideas and how-to’s to turn a living/dining room combo into a beautiful space.


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How to Maximize Small Spaces

Before we get into the nuts and bolts of creating a living/dining room combo, let’s talk small space living. Small is the new big when it comes to house trends. Tiny houses are cropping up everywhere as more and more people embrace the “less is more” adage.

There’s a lot to learn from tiny house design. The key

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42 Things in Your Living Room, Family Room and/or Great Room

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I know 42 Things in Your Living Room, Family Room and/or Great Room is an exceedingly long title!  But, it didn’t seem right to create 3 separate lists for these 3 separate types of rooms because, well, they are so similar {grin}.  So, if by chance you have all 3 of these rooms in your home, you’ll need to print the list 3 times.

In my house, I only have one such room.  I have a Great Room combined with my kitchen.  We don’t have a separate living room, but we do have a separate dining room.  When we had the opportunity to choose a new floor plan, after our house burned to the ground in the 2007 Southern California wildfire known as the Witch Fire, we decided we’d rather have the one large

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33 Stunning Accent Wall Ideas For Living Room

Accent Walls
Stone accent wall with fireplace

Go through these accent wall ideas if you are soon planning on painting accent walls in your home. If adding an accent wall to your living quarters is what you desire, read today’s post as we are about to showcase over the top feature walls, and see how gorgeous your living rooms can look when you add an accent wall to them. If you have a living room that appears plain and simple, and without any character, just add an accent wall in any corner, front or back of your sitting, and see the room getting transformed into a happy and extraordinary place. An accent wall is not that difficult to attain provided you have some guidance. While, a few may be created using bright accent wall colors like blue, grey, black, and orange, others may need you to approach professional decorators and architects. Lets

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The Sewing Room – 10 Amazing Sewing Room Ideas

If you're looking for sewing room ideas and inspiration, you've come to the right place! We're showing you 10 of our favorite ways to decorate and organize the sewing room!  #sewingroom #decor #craftroom  via @somewhatsimple

If you’re looking for sewing room ideas and inspiration, you’ve come to the right place! We’re showing you 10 of our favorite ways to decorate and organize the sewing room! 

The Sewing Room - 10 Amazing Sewing Room Ideas

Sewing Room Ideas

My husband and I are currently building our new home, which means in a few months, I’ll be putting together a new craft and sewing room… and I am SO excited!

Today I wanted to share some of the sewing rooms that have given me some fantastic inspiration! Each space is unique and there are so many design elements I love! Take a look –

Sewing Rooms

Sewing Room Desk

Sewing Room Furniture

1. Ana White will show you how to make your own Modern Craft Table! Lots of storage, tons of workspace on top, and there is a spot for two counter stools at the opposite ends of the table so kids can have their own spot to craft/color.

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29 Awesome Open-Concept Dining Room Designs

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It’s all open-concept these days when it comes to interior design, and it’s easy to understand why. Open-concept living spaces increase the level of functionality our homes have, and they make it easier to entertain or to keep an eye on the kids while making dinner. Of course, while open-concept spaces are popular for good reason, the principles of good design for open-concept spaces are not well known.

For example, if you have a dining room in your open-concept living space, do you know how to create enough separation between it and the other living spaces surrounding it? Should the dining room be directly adjacent to the kitchen, or should there be a living room or family room in between? What about colors, fabrics and materials?

There’s a lot to think about, and you’re only going to crack the code for your dining room by looking at examples. That’s why

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11 Most Attractive Grey and Blue Living Room Ideas That You Will Love

Grey and blue living room designs have two primary colors that go well with each other smoothly. This color combo does provide not only a calm atmosphere in the room but also elegant look at the same time.

For you who are interested in decorating your living room in grey and blue tones, there are at least 11 most attractive ideas to take into consideration. Those include:

You will love these ideas because each of them will create a specific visual effect in your living area. Here is the full explanation for you.

1. Grey and Blue Living Room with White Background

If you are looking for a bright and fresh look, then this first idea is suitable for you. It is the idea of adding a white background for the blue and grey living area. The background here refers mostly to walls.

The best thing about this idea is

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Living Room Size

By Meg Escott

So let’s have a look at some living room sizes. We go from very small through to large.

For each living room size I’ve taken into account a conversation area (a square conversation space) and an extra 3ft (0.9m) for circulation.

All the dimensions I talk about are for a rectangular shaped room. If the living room has an interesting shape there will be room for other activity areas – there’s lots of things you can use your living room for. You might also like the living room layout page.

Oh – and there’s a bit about fitting in people on special occasions at the bottom…

Very small living room

very small living room size

You can fit a very small living room into a 7 x 10ft (about 2.1 x 3.0m) space. This would be a tiny room and would only really allow a small 2-seater sofa on one side of

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Family Room Fireplace Design Ideas

Kate Marker Interiors – Stoffer Photography – Large square plantation lanterns illuminate a beautifully styled family room furnished with blue slipcovered accent chairs and a white sectional placed on a bound jute rug flanking a round wood and metal coffee table.

Kate Marker Interiors

Kate Marker Interiors – Stoffer Photography – Welcoming blue and white family room is illuminated by Plantation Large Square Chandeliers hung from a vaulted ceiling over a bound jute rug.

Kate Marker Interiors

Welcoming cottage living room features a wooden coffee placed on a jute rug between a white slipcovered chair and a white slipcovered sofa.

Timber Trails Development

A silver arch mirror sits on a rustic fireplace mantel accented with blue and tan mosaic surround tiles and positioned facing a wooden coffee table placed on a jute rug.

Timber Trails Development

A Serena & Lily Hanging Rattan Chair hangs in front of a fireplace boasting

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Family Room VS Living Room

Below we share the differences of a family room vs a living room.Family room with built in entertainment center, wood floors, tray ceiling, fireplace and tufted couches

A family room and a living room traditionally serve two different purposes. In large homes with both, a family room is decorated as a more casual space for the family, while a living room is considered a more formal space.

What is a family room? A family room is equivalent to a big space for social and recreational needs. It is an informal space that is used for numerous purposes. It can be used as the children’s playroom, TV room or home theater, game room, or simply a room for gathering the entire family.

The family room is often placed adjacent to the kitchen which works perfectly for moms so that they can monitor their kids while preparing food. Aside from that, it is great to have the kitchen nearby as the family room is often equipped

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