A simple change in furniture arrangement gives any room a new look. If you can change the traffic flow of the room you’ll find it has a different feel altogether. If there are multiple focal points in your room change focus to from the old point to a new one. The family room is usually arranged around a focal point, so by changing the way the main feature appears can change the look of the room. A new entertainment center or a LED television can make this change, and other tricks can be retiling the fireplace or replacing the mantle. If the window is the focal point redecorate the windows.
Choose a focal point – Find something in the room that you want to be the main focal point. This could be something that is already in the room like a fireplace or a large window with a nice view, or you might choose a TV or entertainment system as these will be used often. Whichever you pick, you will then need to arrange your furniture, decorative items and seating around it.
Family rooms are a very popular space in the home where the family relaxes and come together to enjoy TV, study and other activities. Since the room is well used and lived in, the furniture undertakes heavy usage and the décor looses its freshness quickly. Since the family room has to cater to adults and kids, it should contain elements that all family members enjoy. Scour your home from storage to other rooms and find things than can be use in your family room. You can decorate the room with old furniture after having it reupholstered, matching it with a throw rug that can animate the effect of the vintage furniture.
And while we’re talking about fabrication, don’t forget that fabric can be used just about anywhere – so use that creativity! Slipcovers over your existing pillows work for a quick change. And fabric covers and skirts for tables, even coffee tables, are a good way to add texture and color to your existing pieces. So make a change and bring some ”cover” girls into your home. You’ll be glad you did! And if you walk into someone else’s house and have the urge to rearrange their furniture, interior design, redesign or home staging may be the career for you.
Think about your lighting – If your room doesn’t have ceiling lights, you will need to prioritize the placing of lamp stands or tables that hold lamps. Work out which areas of the room need brightening during the day and place lamps there to maintain a balance of light in the room. Again, when it comes to night, make sure your lighting is well-balanced.