Easy tips to change up your family room ideas with TV and fireplace.
Are you looking to create a cozy yet modern family room that provides warmth and entertainment? Look no further! This article provides the ultimate guide to designing an inviting family room with a TV and a fireplace as the focal point of the room. Whether you’re hoping to channel a contemporary, minimalist style or something more rustic, you’ll find inspiring ideas to turn your living space into a peaceful family haven.
Let’s explore the most popular trends in family room designs today, from color and furniture arrangement to creating a focal wall with a tv and a fireplace. You’ll also discover ingenious tips and tricks for interior decorating on a budget. Get ready to create a warm and inviting living area you can’t wait to show off!
Family Room Progression
Getting your family room design to its ideal state can take a long time, but I guarantee the time and effort are worth it in the end!
First, let's stroll down memory lane to the day we moved in. This interior design was ready to take it to the next level with a taste of modern.
And eventually, this room progressed to this. However, we specifically wanted to create a more elegant center of attention with TV placement and wall space. The final design helps this room look much more refined, yet cozy at the same time.
Family Room Ideas with TV and Fireplace
This family room went from traditional living to modern farmhouse design. See how you can transform your space with a few of these great ideas too.
When planning this entire room, it was important to me to include some type of fireplace. This can be a challenge if your floor plan does not include a fireplace, like ours. However, adding a fireplace in just the right place can create a beautiful and cozy space for all.
The first step to making a big impact in this room is to remove the traditional style entertainment center and replace it with a beautiful focal point. I found a beautiful fireplace mantel with a wooden frame at a vintage show for $250 to create a fireplace wall.
If you don't mind the lack of a heating element, this is a great way to guarantee a fireplace as a design aspect. However, it is super important to make sure your modern fireplace looks like an actual fireplace instead of wood you just threw up against the wall. We created a hearth and made a tile surround for optimal viewing pleasure. You can view the full tutorial here.
Combining a TV and fireplace in the same room can be tricky, but it also can be done well. When your family room is a gathering space for all, having a TV wall is a necessity. We opted to hang our TV just above our mantel and frame it with decor to blend into the design without being an eye sore. The new fireplace really helps with the unique design!
Don't forget to take a look at these other awesome ideas for easy decorating around a TV.
This fireplace wall is a large space. A neutral color is just what was needed to brighten the room and blend well with the wood tone in the pine plank flooring. Any neutral color scheme where you can pick paint shades of white, gray or taupe is a great natural look. To add a fun element, my husband added the wainscoting for the perfect backdrop.
Decorations Around TV and Fireplace
For decor, working around the TV set is optimal. I incorporated half windows to balance either side and then inserted candle sticks for added height. I found this trough at a vintage market (similar one here) which is the best option for hiding a DVD player or other devices. If you look close you can see it under there. But, add in extra greenery and small decorations and it blends into the design, rather than sticking out like a sore thumb.
Furniture Layout Ideas for Family Room
I added two thrifted dressers that I painted the same color for either side of the TV and fireplace. This helped to balance the focal point on the long wall.
After moving the dressers in the room I realized I needed tall decor on either side to help create a cohesive look. I made those patterned pictures and layered them for additional texture. The striped one on the left is made out of wallpaper (tutorial here) and the ones on the right are from napkins (tutorial here). The Love you more sign is from 2 Crafty 4 My Skirt.
And I can't go without adding in some greenery to the space! Like this fig tree. Plus, don't forget about this amazing new wallpaper by Sarah Egget Co. in the laundry room.
You still want to have a conversation area in your family room and so acquiring proper seating takes center stage. This can be a couch and chairs combination or an L-shaped sectional that allows for enough room to socialize. Any extra space left can be used for accent chairs or a coffee table.
This new large sectional sofa from Home Reserve helped to transform the space with an ideal seating arrangement. Home reserve couches are a great affordable way to update your furniture. They offer many different fabrics to choose from, and since you build them yourself they can be customized in so many ways.
They also have added storage under the couch cushions! And perhaps the best part is that you can buy replacement parts if your family or a pet damages something beyond repair. Watch how we put them together below.
To balance out the other side of the room, I included a selection of toss pillows, a throw and this beautiful rug that pulls in all of my colors together nicely. Throw pillows are very affordable and are a popular choice for incorporating different colors or textures into a space.
Instead of a coffee table, I opted for this cute pouf. A pouf can act as an additional seat if needed and they are a great option just because of easy mobility. These are all great options for family room ideas with TV and fireplace as the focal point.
Designing a family room around a television and fireplace can be a great decision for anyone looking to create a cozy and comfortable space. If you keep certain tips and principles in mind such as the furniture layout, type of fireplace, and art and decorative pieces, you can create a warm and inviting atmosphere that you and your family will enjoy.
Make sure to add personal touches and thoughtful design decisions to customize the space to reflect your unique style. So, if you are looking to spruce up your family room, remember that the perfect combination of a television and fireplace can make all the difference. Take the time to achieve a beautiful and functional space and the end result will be a room you and your family will enjoy for years to come.
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