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Need help with living room and family room
September 30, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We just bought a mid century modern ranch which is much larger than our former house. We need new furniture, rugs, curtains etc to make the place feel more homey. Right now my biggest dilemma is how to make the living room/family room — which are connected via an open floor plan — to look and feel cozier and more user friendly. Since we will be using the family room as more of a living room type space, I am wanting to make the living room into a reading/music listening room. I am hoping to make it feel warm and inviting rather than like a bowling alley, which it currently feels like. We also have no mud room and I wonder if it would make the living room appear too cluttered if we add some built-ins by the front door, a place for coats, bags, shoes etc. I appreciate your ideas!