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Design Dreams for Family Room

When designing a family room, many homeowners want to create a space that is both comfortable for themselves and appealing to guests. Whether it is by taking inspiration from exotic places, or simply taking the chance to create a long-awaited dream home, the design of a family room can be a fun and functional experience. Here are some tips to get you started.
Design what you like
If you've ever had the pleasure of traveling to distant places, you've probably had a reminder of your experiences there. A great way to relive a fun experience is to draw on the feeling of that place. For example, if you had a fantastic time in Italy, try looking at pictures of Italian villas and thinking about how you can recreate their appearance in your own home. Are there any patterns you notice? Maybe an exposed set of beams on the ceiling would make your family room perfect, or a "fresco" -style wall color will attract visitors to a perfect Italian vacation in the here and now. Whatever style you choose, make sure you feel happy there and it is likely that your guests will too.

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Image credit – flickr.com

Try for consistency
Whatever look you eventually decide on, try for consistency throughout the room. Maybe you've always dreamed of creating a "safari" look for your family room and have some antique furniture or sculptures from Kenya that really bind the room. Maybe you even start from the beginning. Do not worry! With a little search in antique shops, a consistent look is something a homeowner can create over time. Don't rush to the perfect bits. Instead, try to make every bit of the family room feel right. Remember that if you please yourself with your design you will be sure to please others.

Mix the interior look with the outdoor space
One of the pleasures of DIY projects for a home is the chance to create a synergy between a house interior with its exterior. Whether creating a small pond for exotic fish or building a Japanese-style teahouse in the garden, establishing a good thematic link between the house's interior and exterior is a great way to wow guests and family. Connecting the two with design furniture and wicker items for summer tea and conversation sessions is the perfect way to mix the worlds in the family room and garden. To find out more about how to tie a garden to the rest of the house, check out these ideas.

For these reasons, finding the perfect exotic look for your home's family room doesn't have to be difficult. In fact, the process can be fun and rewarding. The trick to creating a perfect family room is to make sure you are happy with the results. If you have fun creating your family room, chances are that others will enjoy spending time there. Above all, have fun!

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