From building play dens and watching movies to curling up and reading a book, family living rooms are usually multifunctional spaces that get used in different ways throughout the day. We know how important it is that the room is practical, versatile and durable, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be stylish too. With Easycare Washable and Tough, you can pick the perfect colours to create a beautiful space for you and your family to enjoy, without having to worry about leaving a trace of mess.
Embrace two different shades
Why not try dividing your room with different colours? Create a feature wall with wow factor in a rich green like Emerald Glade, which can work perfectly around a fireplace, built in storage or behind a comfy sofa. For added impact, enlarge that area by letting the feature wall creep onto adjacent walls, you can use the string effect to create a crisp clean line.
Switch to a balancing, more calming, shade of green like Overtly Olive to carve out a dedicated space for children to play. If playtime gets a little more creative than expected, simply wipe the walls clean with a damp cloth.
Complete the look with a range of mini furniture for your little one and, for the grown-ups, plenty of fun accessories like art, candles and plants. Make the space feel warm and welcoming with a patterned rug that introduces another shade of green.
Play with a warm and welcoming palette
A gentle blush tone such as Soft Stone will create a cheerful mood in a fun-filled family living room. Go for a contemporary seamless effect by continuing this uplifting palette on your skirting, which will also help make the room look taller and feel more spacious.
Using Easycare Washable and Tough and our durable Quick Dry Satinwood paint on the woodwork, will protect your room from the inevitable knocks and spills of daily family life. And should any accidents occur when you’ve finally got the room to yourself for a quick coffee or a glass of wine, liquids simply bead off the wall, so all you have to do is wipe clean and grab yourself another drink.
Complement your room’s new look with bright accents in coral and mustard yellow accessories, keep things practical with storage baskets and comfy cushions and add a hint of luxury with copper finish frames and lampshades. If you love the Marl Sofa and Calm Armchair as much as we do, you can find them at DFS in a range of colours.
Looking for inspiration for other parts of your home too? Find out more about Easycare Kitchen and Easycare Bathroom.