Building & Renovation Home & Decor

Hanging Out As A Family

For all the parents out there looking for fresh ideas for their family rooms, we have some fabulous ideas for you! Our editors have chosen their favorite products to use in your family room makeover.


Creating a family room that can pull double duty is important when working with a smaller space. A murphy wall bed is the perfect solution! When not in use, it looks like a built-in unit with workspace, added storage, or a sitting area. When guests arrive, simply pull the bed down and you have an instant guest bedroom! – Beds off the Wall


Do you have a low ceiling? Simply remove the drop ceiling and paint out the rafters and duct work to make the space feel bigger while creating a bright, eclectic look! – Space Designed by Shannon Lenstra, Alex Burroughs and Joel Poissant, Nominated for an International Design and Architecture Award; Photography, Rob Moroto


room is a casual space, making it the perfect area to play around with fun décor pieces that really bring out your personality! – Union Lighting & Furnishings


A fireplace adds character, warmth and style to a family room. Faux stone veneer is the perfect choice for updating or adding a fireplace as it is affordable, easy to install, light weight and takes up much less space than traditional stone! – Stone Selex


As seen on the Marc & Mandy Show, this easy DIY project turns four pillowcases into a cozy, portable play bed that can be used for reading, watching television or just relaxing. It’s the perfect solution for grandparents and other family members who want a kid-friendly option they can put away when the little ones aren’t visiting! For full instructions, visit

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