Family – who needs ’em! Just kidding! The family room is the gathering space for – well – everything. So it is a very high maintenance, needy space. I love to tackle a family room for that reason – it takes thought and hard work to do it right.
This family room update was soup to nuts – new everything – lighting, furniture, media center, area rugs and on and on. It’s a family room in an open concept home with high ceilings – and it’s contemporary. So how do you make that “cozy” when there’s nothing but space around you?
My top 6 tips to update your family right now!
1. Large, Plush Area Rug
An area rug will define the area and give visual boundaries to the space.
2. Rich, textured fabrics
Warmth comes in the variety of heavy upholstery fabric that is cozy to sight and touch.
3. Artificial Lighting Options
Add lamps and pendants wherever you can in open spaces, they warm a space at night.
4. Make Room for TV
I know every year my husband wants a bigger, better television. Choose media cabinetry that will grow with your TV, not against it.
5. Embrace the open space
Make it work for you by keeping the palette similar in all connected rooms.
6. Add wood elements
Natural wood accessories will ground a contemporary plan.