Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Family Den: 5 Great Designs to Bring the Family Together


As spring has officially arrived, I find myself contemplating changing up the locations of some of my furniture -- and this includes the den or living room.

Dens are typically an informal space where family gathers to spend quality time together. They are usually playful, upbeat with several nooks and seating options. They're also usually accented with personal and quirky items rich in memories.

Here are a few dens uniquely designed to help bring the family together.


Open Spaces
The den at the Elk Ridge Lodge is an open concept that uses furniture to break up the living space.  Whether you are playing a board game at the small table or conversing in front of the fire, the occupants of the room feel connected to each other and the space.

Eclectic Family Room by Big Sky Architect Centre Sky Architecture Ltd

Basement Hangouts
Have some extra room in the basement? Or even a spare room that could be converted into a family room? BHG.com suggests painting the walls white and include plenty of accent lighting, such as table and floor lamps.

Photo Courtesy: BHG.com

Entertaining Dens
This den from HGTV.com features a game table, bar area and intimate seating area. The fun fabrics and texture add a level of comfort to the gathering space.

Photo Courtesy: HGTV.com



















Dens of Memories
Southern Living.com shows how to add a bit of nostalgia to a room by using heirloom pieces.  From unique family furniture to attic finds to framing your children's artwork, it's easy to fill your living room with lasting memories.

























Bed Home Theater
If your home is like mine, family time in front of the television soon becomes a dogpile of family members - including the furry kind.  Why not embrace the snuggle time and invest in a piece of furniture that will encourage this bonding.
Happy family time! 
-- Weegee Manlove


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