How to keep your family room cozy

The family room is by far one of the most used rooms in a house. It is not as personal as a bedroom, yet it is where the family spends most of its time together for relaxing at-home time. You want your family room to be trendy, but you also want it to be comfy and cozy and to feel more like home than any other room in the house.

Cozy family room

Pictures

Nothing can ever be as personal as family pictures. Whether you hang memorable moments on the wall, form a collage, use table frames or a mix of these options, photos will make your family room feel cozy and warm. While we can’t exactly hang Spiderman posters in the family room, we can fill it with pictures that will make it feel like home for each family member.

Maximize seating space

Do not invest in trendy furniture that will not seat the whole family. Make sure to have a comfortable couch or two in there, as comfort is key. You don’t want family members to have to take turns watching TV; you want to be able to sit together comfortably and enjoy a good, hearty laugh. If all of you can sink into a cushy seat with a mug of hot chocolate to watch your favourite show, you will all feel cozy in your family room.

Don’t shy away from colours

Whether it’s winter or spring, you want your family room to feel alive. Coziness is a feeling of warmth; it’s no wonder that empty white walls and spaces leave us with a chilly feeling. Paint your walls in bold shades, or pick one wall to paint in a bright colour that pops. If you prefer neutral walls, then add some pastel paintings and colourful flowers to your family room. Mix and match, and pick at least two colours to combine. You don’t want the family room to feel dull and boring, so keep it alive with warm, vibrant hues.

Carpets and rugs

Don’t leave your floors naked. If you have wood, ceramic or tiled flooring, use bigger carpets to add warmth and coziness to your space. If you have wall-to-wall carpeting, add a small, colourful rug that ties in with the rest of the room’s colour scheme. Keep your floors clear of clutter, not colour!

more home decorating ideas

The master bedroom: Create your own private sanctuary
Using mirrors to make your space look bigger
Decorative lamp styles to brighten a room

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