A ‘family room’ is a modern term for an open plan space which you either lounge or dine in, or both! It is a room where a household spends most of their time together, so it is important for the room to be both comfortable and social. Furthermore, if you have children it is a good idea to judge the durability of your current furniture and to evaluate whether investing in new furniture will be beneficial.
Update your seating
If you feel the seating you have had for years looks a bit worn out, now is the perfect opportunity to throw out the old and bring in the new. A sofa is the most appropriate type of seating, as it gives seating for the whole family and it is also comfortable to be able to longue around on a sofa. If you are looking for a classy timeless sofa, then handcrafted traditional Chesterfield sofas are the way forward.
Revamp your table
If you have a table which is looking rather tired it is tempting to throw the table out and buy a new one, which is a nice idea if you have the budget to purchase the new object. However, if you are open to upcycling and all its benefits, then revamping a table will be easily completed and the project can turn into a fun family bonding experience. A simple lick of paint can do the job, or you can tone it down by just simply adding a new table cloth to help cover any stains or imperfections.
Purchase soft furnishings
Adding new blankets, cushions and curtains are easy ways of creating a dramatic difference within a room. Rugs also come into the category of soft furnishings and they are perfect if you want to hide any stains or imperfections on your carpet or flooring. The use of new soft furnishings within a room is a good way to start a new theme if you are weary of creating a total overhaul and if you decide this new theme is not for you, luckily a tonne of money has not been wasted.
Change your colour scheme
Changing your colour scheme will give a room a dramatic change. However, it is important to have a planned colour scheme before you start the redecorating, in order to avoid having regrets further along the line. A mood board will help to prevent mistakes and it will help to keep you on target with the colour and pattern balance within room. Furthermore, if you wish to achieve a striking yet stylish look without splurging lots of money, a single panel of wallpaper within a large frame can be as bold and eye-catching as a whole feature wall and require only one roll, this is a win-win situation!
Look at lighting
If a room is looking tired and dowdy, it may because there is not enough light shining in the room. If you do not have LED bulbs and your lights have yellowy tones, switching to these new bulbs will give your room a brighter light, meaning your room will look less dull. Furthermore, if you add a dimmer switch to your lights you will be able to control the ambience of the lighting which is ideal for romantic meals and movie nights. Curtains and blinds also play a part in lighting within a room, if blinds and curtains prevent lots of light from entering a room, this will affect how much natural light is in the room and the whole ambience and feel of the room.
Add artwork and photographs
Artwork will add a creative and fun flare to your family room. Artwork can be easily purchased or even better, the whole family can create artwork together, which is great for family fun and feeling the sense of achievement when your artwork is displayed within the room. Equally, adding photos to a room will add a personal touch to the room and having images of good memories displayed will help to keep positive feelings within the room.
Remove all clutter
As simple as it sounds, removing all clutter from a room is a big factor within a room’s transformation. If you do not want to part with your belongings, the purchase of new cupboards and walldrobes will easily organise and remove unwanted messes from a room. If you have young children, a toy box is an easy and accessible option of storing toys away and being able to easily access the toys whenever they are needed.