Living Room Vs Family Room

It can be downright baffling to pin down the difference between two seemingly identical concepts. In the epic clash of living room vs. family room, is there really a clear distinction? As a matter of fact, yes.

Just as we discovered when exploring the nuances between modern and contemporary design, there’s a lot in a label. While plenty of people use the terms “living room” and “family room” more or less interchangeably, they actually aren’t the same thing — larger homes sometimes even have both — and it all comes down to how you use the space.

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Along with the kitchen, the living room is the main common space in most family homes, but the exact nature of how to use it has been mysterious for a long time.

According to Joan DeJean, writing for the New York Times, living rooms started out as formal

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17 Best Small Living Room Ideas

If your living room or family room is cramped and cluttered, the last thing you’ll want to do is spend time in there. That is, unless you trick your eye into thinking the space is bigger than it appears. It’s not magic; it’s just smart styling. Get ready to Pin all these tips and transform your small space into a comfortable, stylish oasis for you and your house guests to hang out in. When it’s done, you’ll love the room so much that you’ll never want to leave it.

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Let The Light Pour In

If your living room has access to a ton of natural light, don’t block it out with dark curtains. Let light pour in to make the space feel more airy and open. Even if you don’t have large windows and tons of sunlight, choose lighter shades to maximize the light you do have. Semi-sheer shades

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Interior Design Ideas (Living Rooms and Family Rooms)

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Interior design can be the difference between a comfy and cozy space for your family, and an unwelcoming room that rarely gets use.  This article will provide some subtle yet common sense interior design tips and ideas for your family room.

Ideas for family room interior design can be challenging because the family room should be a place to relax, but it is also many times a major focal point within a home.  It’s where family members and guest spend their time visiting and enjoying each others company.

All interior design boils down to each individuals preferences, so we suggest you start with colors and textures you find appealing and then work on your family room interior design by mix and matching colors and textures to find the perfect harmony.

As you will see in our gallery below, some staple of amazing family room interior design are:

A great focal

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53 Best Living Room Ideas

Blue Velvet Sofa in Living Room

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Whether it’s a complete overhaul or a quick refresh, spice up the family’s favorite room with these pro tips.

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Colorful Light Fixture

Update an unattractive, outdated light fixture with a few coats of paint, round bulbs and pom-pom fringe for a whimsical touch. Strong colors overhead pull together the room’s eclectic vibe.

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Streamlined Shelves

Refresh your storage by taking the jackets off old books (load up at yard sales) to expose the stitching or covering your collection with coordinating papers.

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Tilted Mirror

For a laid-back look on your mantel, rest a sturdy style against the wall – no hammering required.

SHOP MIRRORS

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Lush Leaves

Fill any underused nook or corner with a big, ol’ houseplant and it can instantly become the personality-packed focal point of the room. Tuck the pot in a

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