A Family Room for Everyone
Sharing a home with three young kids means no fancy living room with white upholstery for Summer
and Danny Robertson, owners of fawnandforest.com, a modern products webstore. With discreet toy storage, a coffee table where the kids can play, floor pillows for lounging, and a media center that houses everything from electronics to blocks, they have managed to retain their style in their Portland, Oregon, home while creating a harmonious space for the family to gather. Want to revamp your room? Click through for ideas.
Find a stylish solution that won't compromise the décor of your room. Store toys in cute patterned bins that tuck nicely in a corner or at the foot of a sofa.
Toy Storage: Hang Up
Hang this unit horizontally or vertically to house small knickknacks.
Toy Storage: DIY Display
They're not just for flowers! Display toys in hanging planter baskets.
Toy Storage: Lovely Labels
Label your kids' stuff in bins with chalkboard panels.
Toy Storage: Darling Drawers
These sturdy nylon drawers come in 15 colors and patterns.
Give the children their own place to veg out. Isac, age 1, loves to chill on floor cushions to play or flip through picture books. Bonus: more room for Mom and Dad on the couch.
Kids' Seating: Sit Smart
A floor pillow that invites kids to practice their letters? Perfect.
Kids' Seating: Comfy Classic
The beanbag chair never goes out of style.
Kids' Seating: Little Loveseat
The little ones will feel so grown-up sitting on this stylish mini love seat.
Kids' Seating: Future Perfect
Kids can stash their belongings in the back of these futuristic-looking chairs.
Let this living room staple serve either a storage or play function. The Robertsons splurged on a coffee table with a compartment that stores books and magazines.
Coffee Tables: Tr?s Chic Tray
Put a tray on top of a storage bench to convert it to a lovely and functional coffee table.
Coffee Tables: Cool Cubes
Separate these nesting cubes for multiple uses.
Coffee Tables: Paper Placemat
Save your table from crayon marks (and drink rings) with a paper roll that's attached to the side.
Since it's the prime focus of most family rooms, choose a unit that best suits your needs.
Media Centers: All-Purpose Pick
With removable doors and shelves, this lightweight but sturdy unit is versatile in its design.
Media Centers: Wall-Saving Storage
Attach your television's bracket to the unit rather than to your wall.
Media Centers: Game-Changer
The tempered-glass sliding door allows remote and gaming control signals to pass through it.
Originally published in the March 2012 issue of Parents magazine.