Family Friendly Living Rooms

It’s time to get inspired on how to jazz up your living room. Living rooms are usually situated off the kitchen and the obviously one of the most used rooms in the house.

Here’s some photos of family friendly living rooms which will give you some tips on how to design/style your own room…


  • Think about how you use the room. Is it for watching tv/eating/reading?
  • Consider couch colour/fabric.
  • Don’t wait until your kids grow up and leave home before you decorate. Do it now, just make sure your choices suit its purpose. I think it’s good for kids to grow up with nice things around them. It teaches them to appreciate it and look after it. I have 3 boys and I love my homewares. They’ve grown up with ‘stuff’ and they are pretty good at looking after it.
  • Go with pieces that might be rustic or shabby looking if you’re worried about wear and tear. This way it blends in purposely (if you know what I mean!). It’s no good having a glass coffee table if the kids will smudge it. Choose one with a rough, sanded look instead.
  • Still use colour. Mix up the cushions.
  • Use a large floor rug (it can be easily cleaned).
  • Create storage for the kids stuff. Cupboards either side of the TV is a great idea and the perfect place for the xbox games and lego etc.

This room is lots of fun. A dark couch to hide any stains, lots of lights and good storage.

In the pictures above, the leather sofa and natural elements are a winning combination and the colourful living room has got some great ideas. While the room is busy, it is warm and inviting.

Both rooms are kid friendly but the one with  bean bags, ottomans, cushions…a perfect place to chill. Definitely kid/family friendly! And looks good too.

The second room pictured is stylish, but still practical. The couch is a good colour, lots of comfy cushions and the artwork is a DIY project.

The two photos above are of Simone’s house from Honey and Fizz. The one on the left is a more recent photo and the right one is before she made some changes to her flooring. Anyway, it’s still a great space. Light and bright and has great storage. The white couch is leather so she can wipe any stains easily. She has 3 boys (and inside animals!). So while you want things to look good, you also have to be realistic about the room’s purpose.

So there you go… a few photos to inspire you if you’re looking to makeover you space. First think about the couch colour and size, then I’d think about a floor rug followed by storage. The rest can just flow with colours (cushions, artwork, feature chair or coffee table).