Fall is the perfect time to stay in and reconnect with family. Whether it’s family game night, football Sunday, or weeknight homework sessions, having a cozy family room where you can all spend time together is essential, especially in the chilly months we’re looking forward to in the Elkton, Kennett Square, Chester County area. Here are some easy tips to help you create a space the whole family will want to enjoy.
Ideally, a family room will serve many purposes, from watching television to reading a book, or having lively conversation. Creating a space that will serve all of these needs is challenging, but some thoughtful organization will go far in creating a space you love.
Designate different areas of the room for different activities. An armchair and floor lamp in the corner creates an instant reading nook. A sectional sofa and oversized ottoman provides a great lounge for watching movies or listening to music. The ottoman can also do double-duty as a snack tray, game table, or homework station on weeknights.
Having great storage solutions is important everywhere in the home, but especially in the family room where many people are sharing one space. Consider bringing a bookshelf or chest of drawers into the room with a cubby for each member of the family. You can also organize games, electronics, books and movies in baskets or drawers around the room. Designating storage space also helps get the kids involved in cleanup. When they know where things go, there’s no excuse!
Consider the Whole Family
You may have an antique vase or costly piece of art that you really love. That’s perfect for a dining room, formal living room, or office. Think twice before putting valuables in a family room, however. This should be a place where dads, kids, pets, and friends can kick back and relax. If people feel the need to tiptoe through the other rooms in the house, give them one space where (almost) anything goes.
Having finishes that are durable and easy to clean will help keep this casual space looking great. Dark colored furniture and carpet is perfect. A durable floor covering such as engineered hardwood or luxury vinyl will also help ensure this room withstands the test of time.
Fall is here, and winter is right around the corner! Make sure you have a cozy space that caters to the whole family so you can enjoy those darker months in comfort.
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