How-To: Style a Family Room

September 23, 2015 Updated: September 23, 2015

Family rooms can be a breeding ground for clutter and chaos. Take charge and redesign your family room using these ideas to create a practical and design-savvy room.

The Work Area: A well-lit area is the perfect place for children to do homework or work on a project.

Chalkboard Wall:
Better than artwork, a chalkboard wall is constantly changing and can be used for ideas for outings and friendly reminders to children and parents.

Creative Use of Space:
Shelving under a TV provides easy access to games, toys, and books.

Versatile Ottoman: Ottomans provide storage, serving areas, and extra seating. In this case, the four units pull apart and can be placed where needed.

Play With Fabrics:
With so many fabrics to choose from, you no longer have to sacrifice style when selecting a durable fabric. Mixing textures and patterns that complement each other will create an interesting and fun family room.

Hooks on The Wall:
Organize coats and backpacks. Place a storage bench/seat underneath for easy access to seasonal items.

Hang It Up:
Create a gallery wall using family memorabilia. Hang Mom’s frames, paintings or mirrors that used to hang in the family home for a personalized gallery wall.

Double Duty: Upholstered ottomans are great to use in a family room as they are soft to the touch and create additional seating when watching TV.

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