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msmiller36
Family room looks boring.
msmiller36

I am running a Home daycare part time and a SAHM of two girls. We all love to hang out in the family room. This room in turn looks BORING! I don’t have enough storage for toys and I can not find a spot I like the furniture to make it roomy enough but also close enough for the hubby to watch his some what small TV, as well as well as when we have company this holiday season enough room for conversation. So many things I want, is it doable?? I have a Chair and a half and a couch as well as a small Child’s chair in all in denim.

The room is a large square right off the open kitchen and the house is not even a year old it has a recast area where I guess you would build shelving for home entertainment?? A HUGE slider that needs drapes BAD but is to tall I have to custom order them. And a bar area from the kitchen in my eyes could double as more seating I have a large amount of ppl over.

I do not have much cash to spend just want to get that great flow before the flow of people coming over for the holidays increases

donaldcarter55
Re: Family room looks boring.
donaldcarter55

Do you have a great room floor plan? Is there only one living space?

We have play stands for our kids, which double as a play space, like a house and also toy storage. They are beautiful, instead of intrusive and ugly too and warn, because they are wood. Our kids love them. We bought ours on Ebay two years ago. Magic Cabin also sells them, and you can search online for other places as well. I think they would be a good investment.

Also, have you seen those huge, padded, square ottomans, with storage inside? One of those could serve many purposes.

aaron.adley
Re: Family room looks boring.
aaron.adley

Why is it dark? Is it a lack of windows? Too many drapes or blinds shut? How can you get more natural light in the room?

If you keep blinds shut, it darkens the room....lighter walls and ceilings are usually the first answer. Since you have that, you need to consider why it is dark...and my guess is your windows....maybe you don't have many? The other answer would be to put in more lighting as well. You can use any color with the white that goes with your furniture...I would keep them in lighter tones....not dark ones....also your furniture could help brighten it...lighter tones, not dark ones. Also bigger mirrors might help reflect the light

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