Family rooms can be a breeding ground for clutter and chaos. Take charge and redesign your family room using these ideas to create a practical and design-savvy room.

THE WORK AREA:  A well-lit area is the perfect place for children to do homework or work on a project.

CHALKBOARD WALL:  Better than artwork, a chalkboard wall is constantly changing and can be used for ideas for outings and friendly reminders to children and parents.

CREATIVE USE OF SPACE:  Shelving under a TV provides easy access to games, toys, and books.

DOUBLE DUTY:  Upholstered ottomans are great to use in a family room as they provide storage and create additional seating.

PLAY WITH FABRICS:  With so many fabrics to choose from, you no longer have to sacrifice style when selecting a durable fabric. Mixing textures and patterns that complement each other will create an interesting and fun family room.

HOOKS ON THE WALL:  Organize coats and backpacks. Place a storage bench/seat underneath for easy access to seasonal items.

HANG IT UP:  Create a gallery wall using family memorabilia. Hang Mom’s frames, paintings or mirrors that used to hang in the family home for a personalized gallery wall.

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Text by Pat Statham | Photos Courtesy of Bassett Furniture | Produced by Canadian Home Trends Magazine.

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