How to Create a Family Room


If you are looking to spend more time with your family, and have children that are on board with this idea, then you might wonder if there are any steps you can take to make this a reality.

One thing you can do, if you have the room, is to create a designated space to hang out in – a family room if you will. If this sounds like a good idea to you, this piece is going to take a look at how you can turn a space into a family fun zone.

Let’s get into it.

  • Make Sure There Is Room for Everyone 

One of the most important aspects of a family room is to make sure that everyone can fit in it comfortably. You do not want anyone feeling left out, but you also cannot make a room any bigger than it is. In this case, it is all about making the most of the space. 

It might be that you can only fit one sofa in the room, but then you can use bean bags to give comfortable seating options for those who are last in the room. 

  • Make It Personal

Making your family room an embodiment of the love and fun that you have together will help set the scene. Incorporating fun paint styles and décor is a great way to mix things up from the rest of the house, and you can always paint over it if you need a change.  Photographs of special memories and artwork from younger children also can be a great addition to the walls, along with any other personal or shared items that you think will work well. 

  • Make It Comfortable 

Nothing is going to drive your family away faster than a room that is unpleasant to be in. You will want this room to be as cozy and comfortable as possible to encourage everyone to stay put, but also enjoy their time. One of the ways in which you can do this is to invest in some stylish yet comfy furniture. Take a look at the collection at Ligne Roset furniture Bromley to choose the perfect pieces for you, and just watch everyone pile on in. 

  • Make Snacks

Whether you are having a movie night or a games night, the last thing you want is for your teenagers to have to go into the kitchen – they might never make it back. While you are not going to be holding them there against their will, why tempt fate? Get yourself a place for snacks in the family room, whether this is a small bowl or a designated cupboard. If you are feeling particularly generous, you could also invest in a mini fridge to keep drinks cool too. 

  • Make Sure to Listen

While you might have a solid idea about how you would like family night to go and what you want to do, it is important to listen to everyone and take on their ideas. Take turns to make suggestions, so everyone has a fair shout. 


Michael Peres is a serial entrepreneur and journalist best known for founding various tech and media startups. Peres has developed an interest in exploring the unique mindsets of life’s outliers: extraordinary people who have weaponized their perceived limitations and found a way to succeed. His passion is to share their stories, giving strength and inspiration to those who are trying to find their way in life.

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