Ideas and Inspirations for the Home

4 Family Room Ideas to Help You Spend More Quality Time Together

Jan 5, 2021

Living Room

Because of the pandemic, families are spending more time together than ever. But “more” time doesn’t necessarily equal “quality” time. In today’s interior design blog, we discuss 4 family room ideas to help you spend more quality time together at home.

Family Room Idea #1: Start with a Sectional

Beige Godfrey Symmetrical Sectional Couch

(Pictured Above: Godfrey L-Shaped Sectional Sofa)

The quickest and easiest way to get the family to gather together is giving them somewhere comfortable to gather. That’s why one of our favorite family room ideas is starting with a sectional sofa. Sectional sofas offer a unique layout that makes it convenient for the whole family to come together to talk about their day, watch a movie, play a game, or read together. Worried about fitting a sectional into your family room? There’s plenty of sectional shapes and styles to choose from!

Family Room Idea #2: Squeeze in a Sofa Bar Table with Stools

Hearne Console Table with Bar Stools

(Pictured Above: Hearne 4-Piece Console Bar Table with Stools)

Especially if you have a large family, it can be hard to create enough practical space for everyone. With a sofa bar table with stools, not only do you get additional seating, but it provides a different kind of space, perfect for completing homework, catching up on emails, eating a snack, or enjoying a cocktail with your spouse after work.

Family Room Idea #3: Bring on the Breakfast Nook

Want to create even more shareable space in your family room? Try putting a breakfast nook in the corner. Whether you opt for booth seating, a folding table, or a small, round table, adding a breakfast nook to your family room is a great way to inspire more quality time together by creating more shared space for gathering together as a family. While it can be used to share meals, read the newspaper, play board games, or help the kids with their homework, it gives you yet another practical way to comfortably spend time together as family.

Family Room Idea #4: Add Some Colorful Floor Pillows into the Mix

Gwinett Colorful Floor Pillow

(Picture Above: Gwinnet Colorful Floor Pillow)

One way to add some fun into your family room is by adding colorful floor pillows and stylish poufs. In addition to their practical purpose of serving as extra seating, a footrest, or a tabletop, they can also add some serious style to your family room!

Looking to decorate your family room? Check out our huge selection of living room furniture, including sectionals, couches, loveseats, coffee tables, and more. In the meantime, check out our interior design blog, where we cover everything from how to decorate a small living room dining room combo to the best sectionals for every budget.