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Trendy Contemporary Family Rooms Offer Something for Everyone

The perfect family room means different things for different people. Not every family is the same and their varying needs mean the family room needs to be crafted uniquely in each home. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach in here and just like the dream kitchen or the cozy master bedroom, it takes a lovely blend of what you need along with smart aesthetics to deliver the right results. It goes without saying that contemporary style is pretty popular in most modern homes when it comes to the family room. But it does not mean it is just a bland space with a couple of couches and a giant TV!

Entertainment wall coupled with bookshelves and exposed brick wall section in the stylish family room [From: CG&S Design-Build]

The key aspect in the design of an efficient family room that brings everyone together is to keep the focus firmly on the ‘family’ aspect of it. No single individual’s choice should dominate the setting. Yet, you can always choose a central look around which other elements are built for a beautiful family space. Some are an extension of the open plan living area while others could stretch out into the backyard or onto the deck. This is a look at trendy contemporary family rooms that promise something for everyone along with tips on how to create your own, ideal family room.

Adapting to your Lifestyle

A lot of people believe that the advice of creating a family room that adapts to your lifestyle is a cliché of sorts. But that is probably the best advice you will ever get as not every family room requires the same setup and features. For instance, a family with kids needs a space with a play area thrown into the mix along with space for adults to sit and relax while they keep an eye on the little ones. On the other hand, families with older kids, teens or even those without kids might prefer a more sophisticated family room built to host guests regularly. Some might veer towards catering to the needs of the bibliophile while others offer a much-needed comfortable haven that lets you relax after a long, hard day.

Classy and modern family room with a touch of midcentury elegance [From: RR Building & Design]
The fireplace is the focal point of this contemporary family room [From: Avenue Design]
Brilliant view of Miami is the highlight of this stunning family room
City views coupled with multiple seating options in the small family room [From: Capstone Custom Homes]

Multi-Tasking Family Rooms

The ideal family room needs to be more than one thing and allowing it to morph into different spaces throughout the day makes for a more efficient utilization of space. Family rooms can be gaming hubs, reading zones thanks to a window seat or comfy seat in the corner, play areas for kids, space for the entertainment unit that hosts friends and family on game nights and just a relaxation zone in general for everyone. Creating a central area in here that is capable of bringing everyone in the family together holds to key in amalgamating these different spaces into one large, curated family room.

Laundry room, playroom and relaxation zone are part of this multi-tasking family room
Luxurious modern family room built for a family of bibliophiles [From: Lizette Marie Interior Design]
The family room in this Houston home feels like an extension of the kitchen and the outdoors [From: Alair Homes Houston]

Lighting, Seating and Style

The first things you need to sort out beyond the functional aspects of the family room are its style and the color palette for the room. Once you have these picked, then move on to the seating choices and add a variety of different seats to accommodate everyone in the family. Add a few pieces of décor that are easily movable and allow for some free space in the room that can be used creatively when needed. A bit of buffer space always helps!

Custom wooden entertainment unit makes this family room much more efficient [From: Paspartu studio]
The window seat in the family room is a cozy and relaxing spot that is for everyone in the family [From: Laney LA]
Beautiful beach style family room with a contemporary fireplace and lovely water views
A captivating gallery wall is the showstopper in this all-white family room with blue accents

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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