Creating a Family Room Design That Is Comfortable and InvitingA family room can be a marvelous addition to your home. Having a place where you and your family can relax and enjoy time together is something that’s certainly priceless. One of the deterring factors that steer many people away from creating the family room of their dreams is the design aspects. To easily design a family room that is comfortable and inviting, read through the following tips:


Size is the first thing you should think about. Match the size of the room to the size of your family. A room that’s too big or small will make you and your family feel awkward and uncomfortable. Thinking about activities and things you and your family enjoy is also important. Common family activities include the following:

  • Sitting down and talking
  • Eating
  • Watching television
  • Listening to music
  • Playing games

When discussing your size options with your architect, having a clear picture of what you’ll be doing in the room will help you create a perfectly sized and accommodating room.

Windows and lighting

Window and lighting design options are important considerations. The amount of natural and artificial light that enters your room will affect the mood of the room and of your family. You want something that has an adequate amount of light. Too much or too little light will cause you and family to avoid the room. A good architect is one that analyzes the location of your home and positions your family room in the perfect place. Natural light shines in during the day through windows, and artificial light sets the mood in the evening and night times.


After you know the size of your room and what window and lighting options you’ll be using, it’s time to think about furniture. Size is very important. Modern couches, seats, chairs, and tables come in all shapes and sizes. Carefully select sizes that match the size of your room and family. If you can’t find something you love in the perfect size, custom-made furniture is always an option. Also, remember to think about the type of furniture. If your family is one that enjoys watching movies, a perfectly sized and super-comfortable sofa is something you definitely want. If your family likes to sit and visit, a smaller sofa with loveseat additions might be a more appropriate option.

Television size

Television size considerations should never be left out. If you (as most families do) choose to have a television in your family room, it’s very important that you think about what size television you want. Putting an enormous television in a small room can absolutely ruin the vibe of the room. Contrastingly, putting a small television in a large room looks weird and isn’t functional. Your architect can be an invaluable resource in this area. A seasoned and experienced architect knows exactly which size televisions fit perfectly in rooms. They understand all of the elements of the room and where to put televisions. When you choose the right architect, your television will be a wonderful aesthetic and functional addition to your family room.

Taking the time to think about room size, window and lighting options, furniture, and television size will help you create a family room that’s comfortable and inviting. You can use any of the information presented in this post to help guide you as you embark on the fun and exciting process of creating your family room. As always, please don’t hesitate to contact our office if you need any advice or help from one of our architects.

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