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Family Friendly Living Room
This cozy living room is perfect for a family to settle in and enjoy. A large navy blue sectional provides plenty of room to stretch out. To keep things kid-friendly, designer Bailey Austin Bird used crypton fabrics throughout the room.
A wood coffee table from Restoration Hardware and a couple of orange poufs complete the relaxed look.
By removing a wall, the designers were able to open up the living room and make it feel much more inviting. A fireplace anchors the space, with its brick painted white to match a wall in the kitchen -- and make the two rooms look even more cohesive.
Whimsical accessories punch up this fun, family-focused living space and add bold hits of color and pattern. Architectural details are whitewashed, giving the space a contemporary vibe and allowing the fun textiles to pop. The whole house was designed to express the homeowners' playful personalities.
Open, Family-Friendly Living Room and Breakfast Area
An open floor plan creates a kitchen, living area and breakfast nook that is perfect for enjoying the home as a family. A soft brown sectional provides extra seating for gathering and chatting off the kitchen.
Family-Friendly Living Room With Lightweight Coffee Table
The right furniture configuration can mediate any number of design challenges, creating multiple zones in a large, open space, for example. “This open-concept family room/kitchen has a long, narrow configuration,” say the designers. “We created a cozy seating area near the TV and opted for smaller-scale furniture to keep the space from feeling cramped. The airy lightweight coffee table from Blu Dot is easy to move aside for train or Lego marathons.” Tip for tight spaces: “If you are squeezing a lot of furniture into a smaller space, choose pieces that your eye can see under. This helps make the room feel visually lighter. Higher furniture legs or box frame tables like this one are both great options.”
Earth Tones Fill Family-Friendly Living Room & Kitchen
Behind this cozy living space, a traditional kitchen featuring a classic brick pizza oven begs for a family pizza night. Rustic wood beams unite the kitchen and living space, working well with the earthy tones used throughout.
The sisal area rug defines the cozy sitting area and adds warm texture to the space. Cushy poufs provide extra seating to the comfortable sectional and cane back armchair. A wall of French doors bathe the bright white space in natural light.
Soft gray walls and coffered ceiling create a cohesive design for this multi-functional space. Neutral furniture in elegant lines create a timeless feel to the rooms, while contemporary light fixture lend a modern note.
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.
The dining room and sitting area connect, creating an open living area for the family. A gray area rug ground the seating area, which combines a black leather sofa with cozy armchairs and a tufted leather bench.
Comfortable, Contemporary Living Room is Family Friendly
A semicircle sectional is paired with two gray armchairs, creating a cozy and intimate living space. Floating shelves with turquoise backing flank the contemporary fireplace, and large windows and French doors allow tons of natural light into the space.
This gourmet chef's kitchen opens up to a large family room, making the space the true heart of this Bel-Air, Calif., home. Traditional cabinets are paired with beautiful marble countertops, while a large center island provides plenty of extra counter space.
Southwestern Living Room is Rustic, Family-Friendly
The large, open living room is full of southwestern style from the terracotta tile floor to the exposed wood beams on the pitched roof. A pair of sofas flank the adobe-inspired fireplace, while double-tiered chandeliers add Old World charm to the room.