As popular as the show is, nobody anticipated how fired up people would get, commenting like crazy with their answers. Two houses in particular really seemed to divide people: Who had the better style, Phil and Claire Dunphy (option A, in the ‘gram above), or Claire’s brother and his husband, Mitchell and Cam (option B)?
A basement family room lacks natural light, but fun, vibrant colors and textures makes up for missing brightness. Image: Fuchsia Design
The super-soft chairs and sofa shown above are perfect to sink into while binge-watching your favorite series. Image: New Mood Design
Although this room is designed in white and light colors, all the materials are low-maintenance and easy to clean. A chalkboard is mounted behind the large sectional for messages and scribbles. Image: Borja Dorado Architecture
This cozy family room with curvy seating looks—and feels—very relaxing. The ottoman does double duty, serving as a foot stool or coffee table. Image: 2LG Studio
Like the households the show follows, the architecture and decor of each space is wildly different, prompting HouseBeautiful.com’s latest House Wars series on Instagram: Which house is truly the best? Because, c’mon, you know you have a favorite.
House exterior design is very rare, and many others. Geometric shapes and sharp lines create a vacuum, but very elegant. Wood, stone and glass were quite balanced and carefully used to create a modern exterior design. The house has a large garden in the courtyard with a beautiful terrace and a winter garden in the backyard.
Mitchell and Cameron’s apartment, with its villa style and ivy snaking up the walls, definitely caught people’s attention. It’s a little more romantic, and even though their home would mean settling for less square footage (they live in the ground-floor apartment of the two-story, technically), their interiors tend to be a little more upscale and collected over time. “We saw the couple as being new to the parenthood plateau and fresh off the plane from years of travel and singledom,” Berg told the magazine.
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Want to spruce up your family room, or turn an unused space into a modern family room everyone wants to spend time in together? Here are some of the most popular elements in an inviting family room:
If your home has a family room or den, we’re guessing it’s probably the most popular room in the house (after the kitchen, of course!). It’s the perfect place to hang out, watch movies, play games, or just relax together.
Did these family room ideas inspire you? Take your favorite elements from these ideas to add some personality to yours. Have a favorite family room design tip or idea? Leave a comment and let us know!
Discover why modern house that represents the lifestyle of the modern family. The family home is located in Sydney, Australia and was designed in 2015 by architects Fox Johnston and finished. The exterior design has been designed with unusual geometric shapes, and then creates an illusion and it looks visually.
A small section of this family room is dedicated to a double homework station. It faces the wall, keeping distractions to a minimum. Image: Modiano Design
This contemporary family room was finished in low-maintenance concrete surfaces—which can read as “cold”— but the colorful rug and funky seating brings warmth and whimsy back into the space. Image: Upstairs Studio Architecture
Here’s some modern family room decorating ideas, for inspiration. They’re stylish and polished enough for adults, yet fun and energetic enough to appeal to kids as well.
The centerpiece of this rustic contemporary family room is the timber pool table. Image: West State Billiards
This cozy den features a rotating bubble chair, plush rug and plenty of oversized floor cushions, which can be placed in front of the fire for lounging. Image: AMW Design Studio
Although the large chaise sectional is cozy, the most popular seats in the house are the two ceiling-mounted swings. Image: SW Designs
Have fun decorating your family room! You already have a living room, so infuse some personality into your den or family room, creating a space which expresses who your family really is. Make it personal with favorite photos, artwork and other objects. Make the space more vibrant by adding bold color, and make it special with a unique family theme.
Fun fact: That exterior is an actual, two-story house in Los Angeles’s Brentwood neighborhood, though most of the filming is done on a soundstage. The Modern Family production team had built “80 percent” of the set before finding the perfect house to serve as its exterior, so they had to go back and change its windows and layout to match, Berg said.
Modern Family wouldn’t be the hit ABC sitcom that it is if the show didn’t evolve over time. You’ve literally watched the Dunphy and Pritchett kids grow up on TV. Now, as the show launches its 10th season, its plot is facing even more changes—including coping with death—but there’s something reassuring in having a few constants. Like the fact that in the last decade, the three families’ houses haven’t really changed. At all.
This rustic modern family room was inspired by a visit to a chic ski lodge. Image: Kerry Puckett
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20 Modern Family Room Decorating Ideas For Families of All Ages
A Parisian family room that’s perfectly polished, with plenty of space for family members of all ages. Children love to sit in the built-in daybed by the fireplace. Image: GCG Architects
A mid-century modern den gets a splash of color from the turquoise cow hide. Image: NN Architecture
Phil and Claire and Mitchell and Cam’s houses still seem deadlocked in the debate for second place, but there’s no arguing which house, overall, reigns supreme: Jay and Gloria Pritchett’s contemporary, California-cool abode (option C).
A family room should have several uses. This one features a backgammon table, a swing in front of the window, and a work desk. Image: The ABL Group
The design of the house was also within a comfortable and fully functional. Light wood prevails in the interior, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The family house is for children and has two floors. Each stage takes place in the lower region and optimal use of space so that no space is not used. The interior has been designed for maximum sunlight and breeze to use, to save energy. Therefore, the solutions of designers such as skylight in the kitchen are not only beautiful, but also have a practical application.
A contemporary family room that has everything you need: entertainment, a bar, a media area for watching movies and lots of comfortable places to sit. Image: Jim Schmid
This sophisticated family room, in soft neutral tones, has plenty of texture and soft fabrics for lounging. Image: Brynn Olson Design Group
The designer of this modern family room broke up the space into different sections, including a sitting and TV area, a cocktail area by the fireplace, and a small home library. Image: Sara Gilbane Interiors
A large open space is the perfect setting for a family room. There’s even a bar in the corner with a vintage Coca-Cola ice chest. Image: Showplace Co.
Phil and Claire’s house is a little more traditional, almost as if it’s ripped directly from an early 2000’s catalog. And that was exactly the goal: The space is supposed to be very comfortable and lived in, with a vibe that’s “Pottery Barn meets Restoration Hardware,” production designer Richard Berg told Architectural Digest back in 2012.
Throw pillows, an area rug and large, graphic wall art adds color and life. Image: Hernandez Greene
A cozy and earthy Mid-century modern family room features organic elements like warmly-stained wood, a wicker basket, bamboo wing chairs and vintage pendant lights. Image: Egue y Seta