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Two colourful ideas for a busy family living room

Is your living room doubling up as a playroom too? Here are two ways your space can be both stylish and practical.


From building play dens and watching movies to curling up and reading a book, family living rooms are usually busy and 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, and since it’s wipeable, you don’t have to worry about leaving a trace of mess.

Here are two family living room ideas that are both stylish and practical:


Embrace two different shades


Why not try dividing your family living 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, our Easycare range means you can simply wipe the walls clean with a damp cloth.
Paint skirting boards and other wooden surfaces in White Cotton for a crisp finishing touch. Scared by the idea of mucky marks? No fear – this can be wiped clean too.

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.


Which colours?

Emerald Glade Easycare Washable and Tough

Overtly Olive Easycare Washable and Tough

White Cotton Quick Dry Satinwood


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 busy living 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.

Which colours?

Soft Stone Easycare Washable & Tough

Soft Stone Quick Dry Satinwood


Looking for inspiration for other parts of your home too? Find out more about Easycare Kitchen and Easycare Bathroom at our dedicated Easycare section.

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