12 Eclectic Family Room Design Photos

As the primary space for relaxation and entertainment, the family room often serves multiple functions. Since it's often more casual and informal than a living room, it's the place to watch TV, play video games, read, do homework or host family game night. It's the go-to spot for a wide variety of activity, so it needs to be able to store movies, books and toys, and include everything from a sectional and armchair to a desk, bookshelf and media console. Because of this, planning and organizing your eclectic family room is key. More 
Cheryl Ketner Interiors
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Court Meadow
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Elodie Sagot
Bohême industrielle
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Au détour d’une petite impasse fleurie se trouve la maison. Avec un coeur de vie : un étage pour le partage. L’histoire d’une rencontre avec une famille... un peu bohème et fortement attachante. Point de départ : respecter le lieu et son histoire. On redonne leurs lettres de noblesse aux matériaux cachés (briques, carreaux de ciment, moulures et poutres métalliques) et l’on ima...More
“Tableau” — francoisrenard
Carolina V. Gentry, RID
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Ponder Modern Residence
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Pulp Design Studios completed this whole home refresh contrasting rustic elements like stone and reclaimed wood with modern furnishings and bursts of color to create interest and artful layers. By revamping existing furniture with higher-end fabric and selecting multi-functional pieces, Pulp was able to keep the budget in-check and create a collected look in this rural home. I...More
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Carolina V. Gentry, RID
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Ponder Modern Residence
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Pulp Design Studios completed this whole home refresh contrasting rustic elements like stone and reclaimed wood with modern furnishings and bursts of color to create interest and artful layers. By revamping existing furniture with higher-end fabric and selecting multi-functional pieces, Pulp was able to keep the budget in-check and create a collected look in this rural home. I...More
“Lamp” — jkay3344
Jason Ruby Architectural Design Services
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The Abbey Interior Remodel
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The great room after renovation. Renovations included a new custom corner fireplace, remodeled kitchen, and the former half wall on the upper level was extended to the ceiling for greater privacy (with openings featuring antique cast iron balustrade panels). Photo by Obeo
7j DESIGN
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Bylot Court
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This house from 1980’s had enclosed dining room separated with walls from the family room and the kitchen. The builder’s original kitchen was poorly laid out with just one bank of drawers. There was hardly any storage space for today’s lifestyle. The wall dividing the family room and the kitchen from the dining room was removed to create an open concept space. Moving the kit...More
Drummond House co.
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The Elms
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Tim Lee, photographer Comfortable, livable family room for family and entertaining.
“Built ins” — kateblond
Interiors on Fox Farm Road
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Stonebridge Residence
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The large upper-level game/family room offers a wall of built-in's, corner used brick fireplace, and custom-made bark and hickory pool table. Photo by Junction Image Co.
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Before you start your family room renovation, consider your overall storage needs. How many cabinets, shelves and drawers should you include? Should you invest in built-ins or purchase your own furniture? Once you've planned that out, it's time to start thinking about decorating. You main living space should have plenty of character and personality, so be sure to bring in personal knickknacks, family photos and colorful accessories to brighten up the space.

What kind of storage should I add to my family room?


Think about what kinds of things you usually keep in your space, and then add storage that specifically accommodates those items. If you have young kids, toys might be an issue, so built-in cabinets or toy boxes and chests would be worthwhile investments. For high-tech families, add shelves for movies and video games and cabinets to hide small electronics like video game consoles and DVD players. Better yet, invest in a large entertainment center or media console. To encourage good work habits, install a built-in desk, work table or counter for homework time.

How do I decorate my family room?


When decorating your space, don't be afraid of bright colors, but don't go overboard either. Stick with neutral sofas, armchairs and ottomans and go bold with accessories — that way, you can easily swap out the small things when a new color scheme is in order. Picture frames, rugs, throw pillows and curtains are all great for adding color, while mirrors, table lamps and ceiling lights can help light flow throughout the space. Hang colorful eclectic artwork on the walls, and even add an accent wall by choosing a trendy new paint color.
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