Family-Friendly Home Decorating Ideas

A hard-working mom gives HGTV Magazine a tour of her great-looking updated family room, kitchen, home office, kid’s room and mudroom.

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Photo by: Annie Schlechter

Not Just Another Pretty Place

Sue De Chiara sits on her couch with one long cushion, which she chose so her son's Lego pieces are less likely to fall between the cracks. Sue worked with Lauren Muse, a Greenwich, CT-based interior designer, to put casters on all of her seating so it's a cinch to move around when guests drop by. To keep it pretty, Benjamin Moore paint colors — Morning Sky Blue and Cape Hatteras Sand were chosen. Decorating tip: Hang a piece of art that's almost the width of the sofa, but not wider.

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