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.
Consider balance and symmetry – When you look at your room, are there certain areas which appear cluttered with large objects while others seem awkwardly empty? Try and place items so that there is a sense of balance to the space you have used. Using symmetry helps a room look good too, e.g., placing matching items at both ends of a sofa or hanging the same sized picture frames at opposite ends of a wall.
Fabrication- Anytime you are about to embark on a custom made piece, do your research. An interior design professional can surely help you with your project. Or use professional organizations to find a reputable workroom, Window Coverings Association of America, for example) and always ask friends and neighbors about their experiences.
Does the space in your home look flat and ordinary? Redesign is the art of taking what you already have and recreating your favorite place on earth, your home. One of the simplest places to begin is looking at your furniture in your home in a fresh new way. You have surely thought it before – ”to slipcover or not to slipcover – that is the question.” It doesn’t have quite the ring of Shakespeare to it, but you get the idea. Do you cover your existing sofa with a slipcover, or do you just go out and buy a new one?
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.