As its name suggests, the family room is often where parents, children, and guests gather and spend time together. These multipurpose spaces incorporate lounging, television watching, playing, and all sorts of other activities. Such a versatile room requires window treatments that supply comfort and function, working hard to meet the needs of your family and your home. We recommend drapes as an ideal choice for the family room because of their adaptability. Drapes offer a multitude of available styles and materials and can fit into homes with young children, pets, unique windows, and more. Keep reading to see our tips for choosing and styling custom drapes in your family room.
Determine Function First
Before looking at drapery materials and color schemes, decide what purpose your drapes will serve in your family room. Do you need privacy at night? Are there drafty patio doors that you would like to address? These are the types of questions that will guide you in choosing the style of drapes, from decorative to everyday use, as well as the fabric and lining.
Choose the Right Material
Thicker materials like wool and velvet with a blackout lining have the power to provide complete privacy and add insulation to your windows. Sheer drapery, like the gray Ripple Fold Drapes in Sasha Berlin’s design pictured below, soften the light in your room and add a breezy feel. On a wall of windows like this one, they also make the room feel less cold and help create an intimate atmosphere. If you have babies or toddlers, you may want to consider a durable material like our stain resistant Sunbrella® Ventana Collection. These fabrics are easy to clean and look beautiful on your windows.
Never Go Wrong With Neutrals
If you are stuck trying to choose drapes for your family room, you can never go wrong with a neutral shade in a classic, functional style like Ripple Fold or Pinch Pleat. Grays, taupe and sandy shades, and crisp white all have staying power and can grow with your space as your tastes evolve. Take a look at some of our best selling materials for inspiration.
Our Design Consultants will be happy to help you create the perfect drapes for your family room. Give us a call, send us an email, or visit one of our showrooms to get your free swatches and get started on your design.