Do you have tweens and teens at home? If so, you know the three keys to a happy teen….food, fun, and sleep, and they like lots of all three! Social activity is an important part of tweens and teens development and as they grow, they gravitate toward more time with friends instead of family. Want to keep them home instead of out with friends? Design a family room with food, fun, and a place to relax.
Still use the 5 design keys listed in Family Room Design Essentials but accommodate for needs of growing bodies that love to have friends around. Here are a few fabulous ideas:
Comfortable sofas, resilient fabrics, and fewer or smaller tables make this family room teen friendly. Chalkboard walls are not just for little kids either…..watch the artwork unfold and surprise messages be written.