While the kitchen is the most active room in the house, the living room is where you go to relax. You put your feet up and enjoy movies and tv shows as well as socialize with family and friends. This is an important space and one that needs the right seating to accommodate everyone.
A family room has many uses, but one thing is for sure, you need a sofa. Use these family room sofa ideas to help you set up the perfect space for your family and friends to enjoy. You can even use a few different types of sofas to transform your family room into the most popular room in the house.
Are you struggling to figure out how best to provide enough seating? Here are seven luxurious family room sofa ideas that will work for you.
Idea #1: Size the sofa to the family room
When choosing a sofa for your family room, consider the length of the walls in the sitting area. The last thing you want to do is dwarf the room with a huge sofa. A good rule of thumb is the 2/3 rule.
Measure your wall and then calculate what 2/3 is, which is the max length for your sofa. Now, you will have room for side tables or a floor lamp without cramming them into the corner.
Idea #2: Create a conversation zone
Family rooms bring people together to socialize. It is a perfect space to add a dedicated area for conversation. Fortunately, you can use classy living room furniture sets to create a conversation zones for guests, friends, and families.
Having two couches facing each other is ideal for socializing as well as game nights and parties. You can place a large coffee table between the two couches for drinks and snacks so everyone can reach and be involved.
Idea #3: Add a sectional sofa
Sectional sofas provide so much seating area and are adaptable to fit most family rooms. Some are even modular and allow you to reorient the pieces so you can fit in any corner and add a chaise at either end to stretch out on.
They come in L shapes or U shapes, and you can even make a sofa pit so everyone can recline and watch movies. A sectional is perfect for defining a seating area in your family room, too, because the L can separate the room into two zones. Another bonus with a sectional sofa is storage under the seats.
Idea #4: Make an impact with colour
A sofa is usually the biggest piece of furniture in the room, so it stands out. If you want it to pop, why not go for a bold colour?
Paint your family room light shades or even white, and then use your sofa for the accent. Pick from nature’s palette and go for greens and blues or be brave and make a statement with red. If you want to keep it a little more subtle, use the sofa as a vehicle to carry bright pillows and a textured blanket.
Idea #5: Tier sofas for a movie room
We have all seen movie rooms in fancy homes on tv, and they have either replica movie chairs like at a theatre or oversized recliners to sink onto. These are great for watching movies, but it’s even better with a sofa.
Think about the possibilities with a few sofas in the family room. You can stretch out in comfort or snuggle up with a loved one on them. Kids love it because they have room to move around, and you get more seating in the same space. Why not mix and match your family movie room with some recliners in the front and raised sofas in the back? Now you have the best of both worlds.
Idea #6: Choose different building material
Furniture is made of many materials, from steel to fabric to wicker and beyond. Your sofa doesn’t have to be just standard fabric, though. Why not try something different?
Having a sofa made of wood or steel gives the room a stronger feel, and if your decor is industrial, it works perfectly. You can have fitted cushions in any fabric choice you want, and the covers can easily come off for washing accidental spills. Modern leather couches are very popular and look clean and rugged and go in any family room. Don’t be afraid to pick a unique sofa to fit your style.
Idea #7: Reupholster an old sofa
I bet you have an old, tired sofa that you wish you could get hauled away. Styles and patterns come and go, and if you are left with a dated sofa that doesn’t fit your decor, it’s cheaper to change it than buy a new one.
You can cover it yourself or have a company do it for you but either way, a comfortable sofa can get new life in your family room. Pick a pattern and colour that you love and get more mileage out of that old sofa!