With a remodel of our family entertaining space well under way and high hopes to turn the area from kid toy-dom into a haven that everyone in the family will enjoy now that the kids are older, tops on this Mom's list is adding new furniture. Not that the tell tale signs of younger child slumber parties, sagging springs and juice spills don't bring back a wealth of memories! Of course they do, especially when I sit in the favorite jumping/launching corner of the rec room sofa. Now that everyone has agreed to treat the entertaining area furniture with more care, although the Hubs is retaining his right to boisterous football viewing, it's time to pick some new pieces! With regularly scheduled slumber parties still occurring regularly, whatever I choose must accommodate both sitting and sleeping, not to mention be sturdy to withstand football game days!
It's A Matter Of Style
The biggest challenge I face in choosing new furniture pieces is certainly not finding items I like, rather it is when every member of my family shares their own preferences. Everyone seems to be looking for something a bit different. This Mom certainly wouldn't mind having a chaise lounge to relax upon for weekend reading or a mini break from my busy routine.
Although I love the clean lines of sleek, modern furniture pieces, with need to accommodate a good number of regular guests, especially for sleepovers, comfort and size tend to outweigh aesthetic appeal. Especially with the holiday season fast approaching, I need to ensure I can host my guests in comfort.
Whichever style of futons I might choose, having a wide selection to choose from is key. As a main focal point for my family entertaining space, the color, style and frame will dictate much of the rest of my decorating choices. For a recreation room, I tend to prefer to cozy feel of quality wood furniture and rich, jeweled tones in upholstery.
With definite plans to of using our new pieces day and night use, in the end, comfort is the deciding factor, with quality and durability also weighty in our decision process.
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What kind of furniture or home items are you shopping for this fall?
Are you planning any redecorating for the holidays?
Tell me in a comment below! I'd love to hear your thoughts!
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