Decorating for yourself can be a fun task of incorporating your personality and interests into the look of a room, but when the goal is to fit the look to your entire family, decorating gets a bit trickier! Check out a few of the key ideas that we've picked up on to help you design your home to be family friendly, and personalized for the job at hand. We'll teach you the simple ways to make sure your home is family-friendly, and tailored just for you.
The first thing to do when choosing furniture for a family environment, is take note of the space you have to work with. Of course, size is a very important factor to consider when buying pieces to fill out a room. Furniture that's too big for the allotted space will make your guests feel like they're drowning in decor! On the other hand, furniture too small gives a Big Friendly Giant vibe. Before making big purchases for any room of the house, make sure you think about how much open space you want to keep per room. Buying furniture that will leave room for foot traffic and open space playtime activities is always something to consider when working with a family.
The next thing you'll want to consider with each and every piece of furniture is how it'll be used. If your family spends a lot of time in the living room watching movies, you'll want to make sure you have a nice media console to mount the TV and all your electronic accessories. If you'd rather play board games in the living room, leave an open area of floor, or a nice coffee table to kneel around! While there are basics of furniture that of course you'll need to purchase, make sure you consider what your family likes to do specifically, so the room is tailored to your needs! For kids sharing a bedroom, you may want to consider bunk beds to maximize the space available, or twin beds organized neatly for a Jack-and-Jill look! Each and every step of the furniture purchasing process is completely up to you, and what the ideal is for your family!
Color schemes are important in a family environment. Choosing attractive furniture is going to create a comfortable and inviting living space that you enjoy spending time in! Many people get far too caught up in the functionality and price range of furniture, but it's always key to remember that your furniture is going to last you a long time, so pick something you'll continue to love for years! It's important to consider the color options of your pieces, and make sure they work for your lifestyle. Darker colors will be a good choice for families with younger children or unpredictable pets, as they'll hide stains a little bit better.
Something that we like to stress in a lot of our blog posts are the space saving solutions that furniture can present you with! A lot of people forget to consider the furniture that has multi-purpose functionality that saves time and money! Bunk beds are of course a popular way to save space, but if you're struggling with extra floor space in a one-person bedroom, check out the loft bed! Loft beds are perfect for creating the room for a nice secluded workspace when the bedroom dimensions are a little tight! For an even better space-saving loft, check out our Kenai loft bed, that includes not only a full-sized bed and desk area, but a dresser as well! It's all about looking for the right pieces that serve your family the best.
No matter what your furniture preference is– light or dark, big or small, functional or stylish, or anything in between, you can find it here at Epoch Design! Check out our selection on our website!