Family rooms are the most versatile rooms in our house. Whatever your lifeSTYLE, they can be used for watching a movie, entertaining guests, doing homework, listening to music or quietly reading a book~assuming you have purchased the right sized lamps!
Always dress your windows with draperies. Draperies play a major role in building your STYLE, and they too can determine the formality of the room. Windows without draperies look naked, and the room will look unfinished. However, make sure they are the correct SCALE. In other words, don’t throw some inexpensive draperies up for the sake of having your windows dressed because there is nothing worse than flat draperies. As a rule of thumb remember, GO BIG or GO HOME.
Lastly, design with flexibility in mind. Always have lightweight options like stools, that can be easily be moved around. Or leave open space so that chairs or other seating from other rooms can be added. Small tables are lightweight and can easily be moved for different settings. Choose a rug that is larger than the furniture arrangement so your stools, tables and any other added item work with ease and don’t look forced.
Mix it up, have fun, and always have a loose plan so you don’t fall into unexpected surprises.