Saturday, June 23, 2018

5 Design Ideas For A Family Living Room ♥

The living room is the hub of the house, the place where everyone relaxes together and the room where the most time is spent.

As a family with young children, our living room needs to be quite functional - it does double up as a playroom most of the time after all, but this doesn't mean that it can't be stylish too.

Today I'm sharing some ways in which you can make your living room look super stylish and personal to your family.

1. Display your pictures
Everyone knows that snapping pictures is my thing, but displaying them is something I love to do too. There's nothing lovelier than looking around a room and seeing all your lovely memories together on display.

If you have sideboards, you can display your pictures in beautiful standing frames, or, if you prefer, you can make a feature wall of prints in all different sizes to really have a focus point in the room. If you prefer a modern decor look then black and white photography is a perfect thing to display, or, if you're like me and prefer vibrant colour, having pops of colour through your pictures will give a happy, bright and vibrant vibe to your living room.

2. Make a feature of your walls
The living room is a great place to experiment with texture and this means that you can really make a feature out of your walls, if you're sick of traditional paint. You could make a feature of your walls with bold, patterned wallpaper or if you're looking for something super stylish and right on trend at the moment brick slips are a gorgeous feature to have. These look just like real bricks and are the perfect backdrop for your living room.

3. Make the couch your focus
The whole point of a living room - well, in my opinion anyway, is to relax as a family and the couch is the main centre of this.

You can really make the couch the focus of your room my layering it with throws and comfy cushions, all perfect for making the space cozy and perfect for snuggling up on. You can mix patterns and colours to really make it interesting too.

4. Shelve it
Whether it be a little shelf above the couch to display some trinkets or built in shelves to display hoards of books, shelves are a great feature to have in a living room. Not only do they make for extra storage - much needed in a house with young children, but they're also a great design statement too.

Its lovely to look around a living room and see people's treasured possessions on display and you can even tie these into the decor such as colour-themed books, etc. if you're looking for a quirky and fun touch for your living room.

5. Make it family friendly
The most important thing for a family living room is to make it family friendly! Yes you can have your much longed for white couch in a living room with young children, but it's best to choose it in a more durable fabric such as leather, which can be wiped clean.

Furniture such as plastic chairs (the stylish kind) and lacquered tables are great choices as they can also be wiped down. I guess the whole family friendly thing is that if it can be wiped down or washed then it's acceptable!

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