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Are you sick and tired of your family room? Maybe it’s been awhile since you redecorated, or you’ve been watching home shows on TV and have been inspired to make some more drastic changes. Whatever the reason, learn some top family room remodeling ideas.

From adding built-in shelving to updating your furniture, remodeling your living room can be a fun way to breathe some new life into your home. Whether you want to make a few small changes, or do a complete living room overhaul, we’ve got some ideas to inspire you.

Read these top family room remodeling ideas, then get to work creating the ideal space for you and your family.

  1. Add built-in shelving

If you’re like most families, your living room may be overrun with kids’ toys, books, games, and more. Everyone always seems to end up in the living room, and so does all of their stuff.

Adding built-in shelving is a great way to maximize space while providing you with the storage space you need for kids’ items, books, and family photos. If you have a fireplace, adding built-ins to surround it can lend a homey touch. If you’ve got the room, take over a whole wall and dedicate it to built-ins.

  1. Reclaim it

Add some vintage charm to your family room with reclaimed wood, salvaged products, and antique-store finds. Adding clapboards salvaged from an old barn to your ceiling can add a nice touch, while some vintage furniture can lend a nice vibe. Or, swap out doors to another room with barn doors on a sliding rail system.

  1. Update your furniture

Some new furniture could be just what the doctor ordered to spruce up your family room. If you’re lacking in seating, consider a large and comfortable sectional to seat the whole family. Pick out a pair of interesting armchairs to go with it, and you’ll be sitting pretty.

If you have a couch or chair that you love but are looking to update, consider getting a custom slipcover made from a favorite fabric. Even changing how your furniture is situated in your family room can make a real difference.

  1.  Try a new color

One of the simplest ways to update your family room is to give it a paint job. Consider picking out a bright new hue, or choosing a color similar to what you have now, which can do wonders to freshen a room. Grays, beiges, and neutral colors are also popular these days.

Love bold colors, but don’t want to commit to a whole family room in bright blue or fire engine red? An accent wall is a great way to add a pop of color, without overwhelming the room.

  1. Add windows or lighting

Family rooms can sometimes be dark spaces, depending on what kind of natural light you get and what you have for lighting. If you are looking to add some sun to your space, consider whether adding windows to a family room wall is an option. Or, add some new light fixtures, sconces, or pendant lights to brighten up the space.

Read more on how to make a dark room look bright.

  1. Go for a new style

If you’re looking to do a major overhaul, consider a family room in a totally new style. Country? Beach? Modern? Nautical? Traditional? Transitional? Whatever style appeals to you, search online and in magazines to find some inspirational photos. Then start looking for the furniture, art, accessories, and rugs to make the new look happen.

  1. Update your fireplace, or add one

If you have a fireplace that’s lacking, update it with a custom fireplace surround or new mantle. Or take tired bricks and give them new life with a coat of fresh, white paint. You can even whitewash your fireplace to give it some color without totally taking away the look of the brick.

If you don’t have a fireplace (or a functioning fireplace), consider adding one in anything from a traditional to a modern style. Use river rock, tile, or a variety of other materials to make the fireplace a focal point in your family room.

  1. Choose new art

Invest in a striking new piece of art to add some style to your family room. Then, use that work of art to inspire your redesign efforts. Pull colors out of the art to influence your sofa, rug, accessory, paint, and other design choices.

Whether your family room remodeling ideas are large or small, our design/build team is here to help. Contact Cottage Industries today to get the conversation started.

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