In many homes, the family room is one of the most used areas of the home. Families relax, entertain guests, play games, and watch television and movies in this room. To be most attractive, it should be kept updated in terms of décor and furnishings. Here are some ways to redecorate the family room without spending a lot of money.
Step 1: If you opt for a themed room, do not purchase specialty items from expensive furniture or design stores. Instead, go to garage sales, flea markets, and discount stores to find items that correspond with the theme. A ski-themed family room can include skis and ski trail maps purchased at a garage sale. A sporting goods store will have other items that can be incorporated into the décor.
Step 2: Cover the walls with paint, not wallpaper. Paint is much more inexpensive than wallpaper. Select a neutral paint color that matches either warm or cool tones in furniture. Purchase throw rugs, furniture throws, and pillows in coordinating colors to make the room cozy.
Step 3: Use mini-blinds or roller shades instead of expensive window treatments. Or, purchase the window treatments at a discount store or curtain warehouse. The quality and selection are outstanding and the homeowner will save a lot of money. Windows that do not face a street or neighboring home can even be left bare.
Step 4: Instead of replacing outdated light fixtures, update them. Remove old glass globes and replace them with more stylish and colorful varieties. Replace unstylish lampshades with new ones.
Step 5: Update old ceiling fans. These can get an overhaul by purchasing new pulls and globes. Replacement blades are even available for some models. If a replacement cannot be found, paint the blades to match one of the colors in the room. Fan pulls that complement the room theme can be found at home improvement stores.