5 tips to create the ultimate family room
Looking to furnish a living room that the whole family enjoys spending time in? These smart tips help create a room that is both functional and stylish, keeping in consideration everyone’s favourite activities, whether it’s movie nights, crafting, or quiet time. Read on for tips to create a multifunctional space that everyone will love.
1. Flexibility is key: Use multifunctional and moveable furniture
Create flexible areas for different activities like a study area with easy-to-move furniture like this desk on wheels and trolley. Store school stuff in the trolley, and easily roll it away when done. Create a play area with a play mat and tents that fold up, freeing up floorspace when playtime is over.
2. Maximise storage
As the family room is the hub for plenty of different activities, storage is important to keep things tidy. Open storage is great for easy access, like for books and often-used toys. You can use boxes for a neater look. Or opt for closed storage for an uncluttered visual expression.
3. Create cosy corners for moments of calm
Allow for some privacy by creating cosy nooks that give everyone a bit of quiet time. A chaise longue – placed back to back with a sofa – or a children’s swivel armchair are wonderful pieces for this. Add cushions, throws and soft toys to make it even more comfortable.
4. Create zones for different activities and add good lighting
Consider how your family will use the room, and create zones accordingly. Here, we created an island for relaxation with a sofa back-to-back with a chaise longue, and a study/craft area underneath the stairs. Use a mix of mood, task and general lighting to create a warm and inviting space.
5. Don’t forget to have fun!
Transform your family room into a cinema with a simple tug. Project movies on a block-out roller blind for an unforgettable, larger-than-life viewing experience. And don’t forget your favourite snacks – served on the ever-reliable trolley.