Are You Redecorating Your Family Room?

Have you decided that the time has come for you to redecorate your family room? Maybe you've been putting that project off until your children were older and could take better care of the furnishings. Or, it might be that you just feel like it's time for a change. Whatever the scenario, do you already have a plan for how you want to decorate the room? If not, from arranging for custom upholstery to buying new accent pieces, here are some ideas that might help you.

Arrange For Custom Upholstery - Do you already like your existing furniture pieces? Maybe you bought high-quality furniture items at the beginning, and the only thing they need is new upholstery. Even though upholstering furniture can be costly, it is probably less expensive than buying totally new quality furniture. Besides, you might not find styles of new furniture that you like as much as your present furniture.

Before you arrange for your furniture to be upholstered, decide on the mood you want to set. For example, if you want a casual feeling in the family room, plaid fabric or denim fabric might be your best bet. If you want something less casual, go with things like elegant stripes or a floral pattern for your upholstery fabric. Do you want solid colors with patterned throw pillows or vice versa? The upholstery service can make your throw pillows, too.

If you do use a custom upholstery service, be assured that those who work on your furniture will have the training and the experience to pay attention to detail. For example, if you chose a plaid print and there are buttons as part of the design, the buttons will be covered in a way that will perfectly match the plaid.

Buy New Accent Pieces - Besides arranging for your existing furniture to be upholstered, think of other ways that you can give your family room a new look. For example, select new artwork for the room. Go with art that represents things you love. If your family loves the beach, frame paintings and prints of things like lighthouses and sailboats. Enlarge photographs of your kids playing in the sand or of you and your husband walking hand-in-hand along the shore.

Perhaps you love traveling. If that's the case, frame photographs of places you've been. Chose other accent pieces to go with those pictures. For example, if you have framed a picture of the Eiffel Tower, have a replica of the Tower on your coffee table.