A family room is once more becoming popular now that families are spending more time together at home. Whether you’ve added onto your existing home, finished the basement, or finished a loft over the garage, your family room needs the right interior design to make it work best for you and your household, as well as anyone you happen to entertain in the future.
Even though it can be fun to go through online catalogs of furniture for the family room, it can also take a lot of time. Now that the average Joe has access to large databases of available furniture online, it is not hard to get lost down a rabbit hole and lose valuable time browsing without ever making a decision.
Even if you’re working from home, you still have to work. Between work, children’s school, and appointments, you probably don’t have that time to waste. Instead, you should hire an interior designer that can take your vision and make it a reality.
In order to get an appropriate quote for your family room’s interior design, you need to be able to tell your designer exactly what you want for your family room. Among the furnishings that you include, you should definitely ask the interior designer to include a futon. This versatile piece of furniture works for a multitude of situations.
Futons aren’t just for college kids anymore, and they don’t have to have large lumpy cushions. You can find any number of futons beds online in a lot of different types and styles. Let your interior designer know how you want to use the futon so that they will be able to pick the right one for your household.
Here are some of the common ways that people use a futon in their family room.
For people with a basement family room
If you live in an area where basements are common, and severe storms can occur, having a comfortable place to weather the storms is important. Your family room can double as this emergency shelter, and the futon provides instant sleeping quarters for children as needed. Combined with a sofa with a pull-out bed, you can sleep the whole family in safety underground.
For families with teens
If you have teens you’ve already figured out that they behave best when occupied with their friends. Give them a safe place to hang out and spend the night by putting a futon in the family room for any planned or surprise overnight guests. You’ll always know where your teen is and what they are doing if you are the cool hang-out spot.
For families with young ladies
Young girls of any age love to have slumber parties, and putting a futon in the family room provides more sleeping space for those overnight guests. Again, pair with a sofa with a pull-out bed, or you can put more than one futon in the room. Everyone will have a place to sleep, and they will be out of earshot of the rest of the house.
Bonus idea! Who says slumber parties have to be for kids? Host your own adults-only slumber party to try out the new futons when your interior designer is finished with the room.