While the kitchen may be the heart of your home, the family room is certainly its soul. The family room is a place in the home where you gather together with your family members for the enjoyment of each other’s company. It is the place where you gather to watch a movie or listen to music or maybe just to have conversation.
The decoration of the family room should focus on comfort and the enjoyment of the family. Chances are the room is designed around an entertainment centre where you watch movies and listen to music. The furnishings for the room should be comfortable and able to accommodate your family and guests. When you are relaxing with friends and family in the room, you want to be able to sit back and enjoy your time.
ng is very important in a family room that doubles as your home theatre. There should be layers of lighting created in the room so that you can dim certain segments of the room while still having the ability to turn the lights up bright when needed. Make sure that the lighting is not distracting to the viewing of movies and television by preventing the lights from reflecting from the screens. You should also consider some safety lighting for times when the lights are turned down low or completely off. Lighting near to the floors helps prevent falls when someone tries to make their way through the darkened room.
Have some fun with the decor in the room. If you are setting up your family room as a home theatre, you can add some funky movie theme designs such as popcorn machines and even a concession stand if you have the space. The seating in the room may be luxurious movie theatre seats that accommodate a drink and snack while enjoying the movies. Use your imagination and turn your home theatre into a private cinema with some well thought out design elements.
The placement of the television is important as well. You want to be sure that you can view the screen easily from every seat in the room. Evaluate the view from each seat to be sure that you have the set placed in the perfect spot.
Room darkening blinds and drapes help to keep ambient light out of the room when you are viewing a movie during the day. The drapes can be opened for those times when you are not watching a movie and spending time with the family.
The family room can be as creative as you want it to be. Set up a craft table for the kids if you have the space, which can also double as a table to play board games with the family. Consider the kind of activities that you will be doing in the room with your family when you are choosing the furnishings. The possibilities are limitless for this fun room in the home. Taking the family out for entertainment can be quite expensive today. Why not invest the money in a room in your own home where you can relax and enjoy some great entertainment without setting foot outside the door.