Ah, family rooms — gathering places, comfortable areas to relax, and rooms where memories are made. As one of the central spots in your home, it’s a wise choice to give your family room a facelift.
As you embark on this process, one of the first things to consider is what to include in your family room renovation. To narrow down your list of must-haves, first, decide what activities will take place in the room. Do you plan to entertain and host gatherings? Do you envision exciting movie and game nights? Or maybe the space will serve double-duty as a TV room and a kid’s playroom?
Answers to these questions will help you not only make visually-appealing decisions for your family room renovation, but they’ll also help you make your new family room as functional as possible.
Trendy Family Rooms
To get you started, here are a few ideas for transforming your family room:
Popular Paint Colors
Paint adds so much to the atmosphere of a room. It can make a wall pop, it can make the room feel larger, or it can make the room feel smaller and cozy. It all depends on what your goal is for your living space.
This year, both bold and neutral colors are popular in family rooms. Bright and bold colors are ideal for accent walls. Try a color like PPG’s color of the year: Chinese Porcelain. It’s a deep, slightly muted orchid blue with violet undertones. Other trendy options are pale, subdued turquoise greens or earthy, greige colors. Complement the walls with bright white painted baseboards and/or crown molding.
There’s something about a fireplace that just says “home”. And with stone fireplaces, you can go rustic, traditional, contemporary, or modern. Fireplaces add texture to the room and draw the eyes, creating a focal point that wows. Even if you never turn the fireplace on or use it for heat purposes, it’s still an awe-inspiring design feature that will add appeal to your family room.
Waterproof Vinyl Plank Flooring
Another key element to consider when renovating your family room: Flooring. More than 30% of homeowners say flooring is what they dislike most about their homes. If you’re not crazy about carpet, one of the most popular flooring types in 2020 is waterproof vinyl plank flooring. It looks just like hardwood but has better durability for high traffic areas. And when it comes to price, vinyl plank flooring comes in close to the cost of less-durable laminate plank flooring.
Floating Shelves and Cabinets
Is extra storage a top priority when it comes to your family room renovation? Floating shelves are all the rage right now. Use them to display family photos, mementos, collections, books, or photo albums. Built-in cabinets are another great solution, especially for family room/playroom combos. Keep the toys picked up and out of eyesight but within easy reach of little ones.
This year, homeowners are getting creative when it comes to ceilings. A few trends include:
- Intricate moldings
- Moldings with built-in lighting
- Full-color painted ceilings
- Wallpaper ceilings
- Painted or natural wood beams
If you want a focal point in your family room but you don’t want a fireplace, enhancing your ceiling is a great option. This unique choice will add visual appeal to your family room and truly make it stand out as the center of your home.
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