Do you and your family enjoy spending time together relaxing in your family room? Has it been feeling less than welcoming as of late, and not exactly the room you had originally envisioned?
If this sounds familiar, it’s probably time for an update, which shouldn’t be confused with a gut job. There are some simple design tips and tricks you can use that will impart a whole new sense of comfort to your family room, so let’s take a look.
Upgrade the Seating
One of the easiest ways to make your family room more comfortable is to upgrade the seating and choose pieces that aren’t just stylish, but feel fabulous to relax in. A rocking chair is always a great addition to a family room, as the rocking can prove to be extremely calming.
If you like the idea of something more modern and eye-catching, why not try a floor chair with plenty of support so that your body feels cushioned the entire time?
You don’t even need to stop with chairs; it may also be time for a new couch or loveseat depending on the age of your current ones. If they are still in relatively good shape but just don’t fit the current décor, simply add a couch cover to give it a fresh new look. You can boost your comfort level with some stylish throw pillows and a plush throw blanket.
It’s Time to Change the Layout
Often, homeowners find themselves stuck in a particular layout and can’t envision the room in any other way. The fact is that it may not be the best use of the space, so rearranging the furniture could prove essential. Make sure that you’ve got furniture pieces that face each other, making it ideal for conversation.
Change the Color Palette
Did you know that the color palette can also play a role in how comfortable a room feels? Some colors are off-putting, too loud, distracting or just not welcoming. Giving the room a fresh coat of paint will instantly update it in all the right ways.
Some of the colors that are known to bring a sense of comfort to space include:
- Warm tan
- Pale blue
- Sunny yellow
- Vibrant green
- Soft brown
- Neutral beige
If you want the space to feel warm and welcoming, try choosing colors, fabrics and items that can be found in nature and let that ground the entire design.
Add Personal Touches to the Room
Sometimes, the problem isn’t the furniture or color palette; it is the lack of personality in the room. Hanging family photos, artwork that has caught your eye, statues and sculptures, fresh flowers, a book collection and other such personal touches will make the room feel like yours. It helps it to be unique and gives it character, both of which help increase the level of comfort.
If your family room feels void of personality and doesn’t feel welcoming or comfortable then these tips will come in very handy. Let them provide you with direction as you update the space and make it more pleasing not just to you but to your entire family and your guests.