Family-Friendly Living Room Design Ideas

Copy these designs for a living room that's both stylish and versatile. 

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Cozy Eclectic Family Room

The green walls of this family room offer the perfect backdrop for a family's favorite art work. Comfortable gray couches, ample throw pillows with mismatched patterns and colors and a rustic wooden coffee table enhance the room's cozy ambiance.

Contemporary Living Room With a Focus on Seating

Designer Claire Paquin didn't scrimp on seating in this family-friendly living room. A pair of turquoise armchairs pair with a chocolate brown sofa to add a rich layer of color to the neutral palette. A sleek console table keeps a low profile below the mounted flat-screen TV and provides precious storage space.

Open Concept Living With Family Room and Breakfast Area

The generous size of this open concept great room in Atlanta offers homeowners no shortage of options for space-planning and decorating. A floating furniture plan allows fluid movement between the breakfast nook and living room, while a solid color scheme unites all surrounding spaces.

Contemporary Great Room is Warm, Open

Contemporary in style, this family-friendly great room houses multiple seating areas and a dining room. The stacked stone accent wall features an Ipe wood inset with the flat-screen TV and vertical fireplace. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow views of the courtyard and beautiful scenery. 

From: Mark Silva and Dawson Design Group, Inc.

Family Room With Style

Connected to the dining room, this stylish family room is the ultimate place to relax after dinner.

Kid and Pet-Friendly Living Room With Striped Walls

Bold blue and white striped walls lend drama to this kid- and pet-friendly living room. Orange accents, like the throw pillows, pop against the navy linen slipcovered sofas.

Modern Farmhouse Great Room

This modern farmhouse great room combines new fixtures with old school character and charm. Simple farmhouse architecture is contrasted with the plush furniture and modern fixtures below.

Oversized Ottoman With Traditional Charm

Both soft and sturdy, an oversized ottoman is a versatile piece for any family-friendly living room. Here, a traditional striped ottoman serves double duty as a coffee table.

From: Erica Islas

Family-Friendly Living Room is a Mix of Styles

A mix of area rugs defines separate yet combined seating areas. Cream-colored curtains dress the large windows, where a traditional desk and chair create a small office space.

Bright, Fun Family Room

In this family room, the homeowners wanted a space that was a little more fun and family friendly, so designers livened the space up with bright colors and patterned wallpaper. The blue sectional and modern chair give the space plenty of seating, while orange and teal throw pillows brighten the room. Display shelves give the family a place to show off pottery and display magazines for easy access, while the geometric rug and bright art work finish off the space.

Cottage Family Room is Casual, Family Friendly

Neutral tones create a timeless style in a cozy, cottage living room. Hardwood floors and exposed beams add a rustic charm while bold, graphic blue armchairs add a contemporary splash of color. 

Open, Contemporary Living Room is Family-Friendly, Welcoming

Sleek, contemporary furniture is centered around a streamlined entertainment center and TV. The wood accent wall adds warmth to the space, while elegant plants sit on glass pedestals, adding to the openness of the space.

Modern Southwest Family-Friendly Room With Dual Entertainment

The family room features two entertainment zones: a TV for the adults to watch their favorite shows, and for the kids, a second TV and video game console is hidden behind the large wooden panel.

Coastal Family Room: Indoor/Outdoor Living

Various textures and coastal tones add beauty and interest to this open family room featuring indoor/outdoor living. Shades of tan, brown, blue and white give the space a calm feel, providing a great place to relax and unwind.

Peppy Living Room Designed for Family

A square tufted ottoman serves as a coffee table and optional seating in this light-filled, family-friendly living room. The cheery blue and white color scheme is punctuated by pops of yellow, and a stylish mix of pillows adds color and comfort.

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