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What are some ideas for designing a family room?

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Consider what the room is used for; some people prefer casual spaces to formal, and some people like to entertain friends while others do not. To anchor the room, incorporate a focal point such as a fireplace or artwork, and try to avoid creating an overly formal atmosphere.

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Bring flexibility into the family room with modular furniture that is easy to move and store. Small seating provides options for a number of people, while items such as ottomans are easy to stow when they are not needed.

Using a rich color on the walls creates an intimate and inviting atmosphere in the room, although if the family room is connected to a kitchen or dining room, consider matching the color schemes for a sense of continuity.

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