How to Decorate a Cosy Family Room
Your family room should be a place where you can relax and unwind after a long day of work and forget about all your troubles. It should be a welcoming and positive space, where you can watch movies from a comfortable sofa, drink wine while reading your favourite books or have long and meaningful talks with your significant other. Accessorising your room with soft fabrics like sheepskin rugs or blankets will make all the difference when you’re looking to curl up next to your pet or want to stay warm on cold winter nights.
Here are some tips and tricks on how to achieve the cosy atmosphere that makes your family room a place where you just can’t wait to get home to.
Getting the right sofa
If you have plants to spend some lazy afternoons lounging on the sofa, you should look into buying a sofa with deep seats and plenty of space for afternoon naps. You should choose a sofa that is comfortable enough so that if you accidentally fall asleep on it at night, you don’t wake up with a raging back pain. Choose a resistant, but soft material. Leather, velvet, wool in warm shades are a perfect type of fabric that will give that homey touch to your family room sofa. Throw a fluffy sheepskin or wool blanket on it and you’re all set for that weekend afternoon nap you’ve been thinking about all week.
Comfy chairs for guests
Arrange your chairs in a way that it creates a space which eases communication by putting the chairs so that they face the couch. Get comfortable chairs so that your guests can relax and get real comfortable, too.
Choose a resistant coffee table
Make sure your coffee table is made from a material that is easily cleaned and can put up with a lot of wear either because of glasses, beverages, snacks and dishes, or because at some point you will decide to relax your feet on it. And since you will do that anyway, make sure you buy a coffee table that has the right height.
Jazz-up your room by combining different lighting options
You will want to be able to play with the lighting in your family room depending on whether you want to watch a movie, spend a romantic evening with your significant other or welcome guests. Choose lights that are dimmable and soft, and combine floor lamps with table lamps or other options.
Choose natural sheepskin rugs over polyester carpets
A rug will cover up areas that are otherwise too empty, and if you choose them right, they will also make your family room more intimate and cosy. Choose materials with a plush texture that feels warm to your bare feet. Go with natural sheepskin rugs that will also lighten up your room and take comfortableness to a whole other level.
Complete your room decoration with accessories such as throw pillows and sheepskin blankets. Add more warmth to the entire atmosphere by selecting curtains in relaxing colours. Add some family photos in frames and fill your bookshelves with your favourite books.