Tips on Creating a Cozy Family Room

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners

Whether you currently have your home up for sale or not, everyone can benefit from some great decorating tips for creating a warm, friendly atmosphere in their home. I found this video from Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate that has some wonderful suggestions for making your family room a cozy space that encourages conversation and is perfect whether you're entertaining friends or just living your everyday life.

I hope you watch the video because the designer really has great ideas. Here's three tips that I found especially helpful:

  • Look for the focal point of the room, whether it be a fireplace or another unique feature, and build the room around that. Make the focal point be what pulls everything together.


  • Don't be afraid to bring furniture forward in the room, by floating the furniture in the room and not lining everything up against the walls it creates a more intimate and cozy atmosphere.


  • When you're ready to change up the look of a space, look around your home at pieces you already have. It'll save you a lot of money if you mix up your furniture throughout your home and will achieve the feel of a new look at the same time. Then you can use your money to either freshen up the paint, add a new coffee table or other accent piece or get some great accessories such as candles, lamps, books or other decorative touches.

I hope you enjoy this video as much as I did and learn some neat decorating tips in the process. Have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by! If you have any tips for improving the family room (especially Stagers--I know y'all will have wonderful ideas), please leave them in the comment section!


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Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Anne, creating a cozy room is such an great goal for a house. It is an area we all want to be in.

Aug 07, 2009 05:38 AM #1
Greg Nino
RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP - Houston, TX
Houston, Texas


Nice advice, thanks for sharing.

Aug 07, 2009 12:05 PM #2
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Hi Anne

A very well done presentation.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Aug 07, 2009 02:14 PM #3
Dan & Rachael Polakovic with The Team
Realty Executives Elite Ltd Brokerage - London, ON
London Ontario Real Estate Professionals

Great video.. and great tips. Thanks for sharing.

Aug 09, 2009 01:22 AM #4
Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Your Realtor Down the Shore!

Anne, great ideas and perfect for those getting ready to move into a new home or those just wanting to spice things up!  Thanks for sharing.

Aug 09, 2009 02:55 AM #5
Sheldon Neal
Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Maywood, NJ
That British Agent Bergen County NJ
Very simple but effective tips Anne !!! Well Done :o)
Aug 11, 2009 01:53 PM #6
Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

That room is so much nicer after moving the furniture around!  The accessories add so much......makes it pop!

Aug 12, 2009 02:58 AM #7
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Anne,  A huge difference from before and after!  Great post with many great ideas that would make nay family room comfy cozy!

Aug 12, 2009 07:37 AM #8
c m
Colorado Springs, CO

This is what we do every single time we stage! Recently a homeowner said, "I didn't realize I could pull the furniture away from the wall, I thought that was how it was supposed to be", I saw the homeowner about a week after we staged, and she said she was using the basement family room for the first time in FIVE years, and had found her morning coffee and meditation ritual in the formal living room to be the most relaxing it had ever been... Staging works for sellers AND buyers!

Aug 12, 2009 04:25 PM #9
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