Tag: Focal

Designing a family room where the big TV isn’t the focal point

Designer Laura Fox suggests new furniture, which will create multiple areas for relaxing and conversation. Smaller chairs that can be moved around easily will give the Jaffes a more versatile space. The Jaffes are considering mounting the TV over the fireplace, and Fox suggests sliding barn doors to add an architectural element and conceal it when it’s not being used.

Paint the walls a pale neutral color, such as Passive from Sherwin-Williams, to update the space. Paint the molding and doors a bold slate blue, such as Serious Gray from Sherwin-Williams. A bold area rug placed over the wall-to-wall carpet gives the room a beautiful, layered look. A fun light fixture adds a playful vibe and, because it hangs lower than the existing fan, creates a cozier atmosphere in a space with high ceilings. The light ivory fabric on the sofa will go with any color the family chooses for

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