Family Room Design

A cozy, intentional space where this real family can live and thrive

Family Room Design

This client from Sharon, MA had recently sold their previous home in Massachusetts, and moved into their new home after living in London.

The new house was for the couple and their family of two young children, as well as her parents.

Design and decor wasn’t much of a focus with all the transitions. As a result, they had a mish mosh of furniture and possessions from their home in London, the home they’d just sold in MA, and her parents’ home.

Both parents were busy with their full-time jobs, being parents, and caring for all the family members living with them. They had no time to focus on how to make the space work for their family, but they knew that it wasn’t working.

We started with the family room design since it’s the space all members of the family spend most of their time in.

They were open to just about any color under the sun (except for gray) and so I took inspiration for the palette of the room off one of her pieces of artwork. They opted to keep their dark blue sectional, and the dark blue accent wall as-is, so we worked off that.

I provided more seating that was adaptable to the different functions the family room serves. I brought in two armchairs on a swivel so whomever is sitting in it can play board games with the kids, then pivot to focus on TV or chatting with the grownups.

I also picked out poufs to tie the family room design together and include the kids’ needs in the seating options as well.

The kids’ play area was overflowing with toys before we got started. I brought in an armoire that serves as a storage space for toys and keeps things contained. I also added two extra-wide bookcases to store books, puzzles, and games. For additional storage, I brought in a media console under the TV.

Because the lighting in this space is a bit inconsistent and goes from adequate to blinding in a matter of hours, I added some cordless Roman shades to control sunlight during the day, provide privacy at night, and let the light in during the morning hours when it’s less intense.

I also included two floor lamps and two table lamps, so each zone within the space is well lit.

This client loves how their family room design is coming together. We’re getting ready to work on Phase II of their home design which involves focusing on additional rooms.

Family Room Design Mood Board
Family Room Design Poster of New Zealand
Family Room Design TV hanging on wall above a console
Family Room Design TV hanging on the wall with a small table underneath
Family Room Design Couch with an area rug and toys
Family Room Design Chair with lots of Toys

Ready to design a living space your family can thrive in?

Friar Tuck Home is based out of Merrimack, New Hampshire. We serve interior design clients located in: Southern NH, NH Seacoast Region, Merrimack Valley, Souhegan Valley, Monadnock Region, Hillsborough County, Middlesex County, North Shore, South Shore, MetroWest, and Worcester, MA area.

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