FAMILY ROOM INSPIRATION BOARD
As you may know, I am a fan of decorating with whites, and blues. So it's no surprise that I chose those colors for my family room. I want this room to be cozy and accommodate a gathering place in my home. There is a fireplace in the room so I wanted that to be the focal point and the furniture to accent and not distract from that. In most of my house I have very light colors on the wall. This is the room with the darkest overall color. I wanted to have something different because it adds to the warmth and coziness of the room.
I also tried to work in some of my galvanized metal through accent pieces. Baskets like the ones above are great to hold extra pillows or throw blankets.
T I P S F O R D E C O R A T I N G A F A M I L Y R O O M
+use a large sofa or sectional-when room permits, use as much (comfortable) seating as possible-this will encourage people to gather in this room (sofa inspiration) +point your furniture towards a focal point, I like creating a circle, or "u" shape with the furniture to encourage conversation between people. The focal point could be a TV, fireplace or large piece of furniture +use neutrals in your furniture and wall color and use brighter colors with throw pillows and throw blankets +don't be afraid to use patterns. I love using patterns in rugs and small furniture (rug inspiration) +I'm a fan of mixing industrial design with traditional. If you want to mix different styles of design, think of doing it with side tables or lighting. (lighting inspiration) +use an ottoman instead of a coffee table, not only is it more comfortable when resting your legs, it can double as extra seating if you need it (ottoman inspiration) +be a bit more daring with your paint color-don't go too dark, but don't be afraid of hints of color on the walls (paint color inspiration)