A Family Room for Everyone

Transform your family room into a place where playdates and grown-up fun can coexist.

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Double Duty

Lincoln Barbour

Double Duty

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.

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Toy Storage

Lincoln Barbour

Toy Storage

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.

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Home Organization: Organizing Toys

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Toy Storage: Hang Up

Peter Ardito

Toy Storage: Hang Up

Hang this unit horizontally or vertically to house small knickknacks.

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It Worked For Me: Organization Inspiration

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Toy Storage: DIY Display

Peter Ardito

Toy Storage: DIY Display

They're not just for flowers! Display toys in hanging planter baskets.

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Toy Storage: Lovely Labels

Peter Ardito

Toy Storage: Lovely Labels

Label your kids' stuff in bins with chalkboard panels.

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Toy Storage: Darling Drawers

Peter Ardito

Toy Storage: Darling Drawers

These sturdy nylon drawers come in 15 colors and patterns.

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Kids' Seating

Lincoln Barbour

Kids' Seating

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.

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Kids' Seating: Sit Smart

Peter Ardito

Kids' Seating: Sit Smart

A floor pillow that invites kids to practice their letters? Perfect.

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Kids' Seating: Comfy Classic

Peter Ardito

Kids' Seating: Comfy Classic

The beanbag chair never goes out of style.

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Kids' Seating: Little Loveseat

Peter Ardito

Kids' Seating: Little Loveseat

The little ones will feel so grown-up sitting on this stylish mini love seat.

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Kids' Seating: Future Perfect

Peter Ardito

Kids' Seating: Future Perfect

Kids can stash their belongings in the back of these futuristic-looking chairs.

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Coffee Tables

Lincoln Barbour

Coffee Tables

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.

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Coffee Tables: Tr?s Chic Tray

Peter Ardito

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.

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Coffee Tables: Cool Cubes

Peter Ardito

Coffee Tables: Cool Cubes

Separate these nesting cubes for multiple uses.

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Coffee Tables: Paper Placemat

Peter Ardito

Coffee Tables: Paper Placemat

Save your table from crayon marks (and drink rings) with a paper roll that's attached to the side.

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Media Centers

Lincoln Barbour

Media Centers

Since it's the prime focus of most family rooms, choose a unit that best suits your needs.

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Media Centers: All-Purpose Pick

Peter Ardito

Media Centers: All-Purpose Pick

With removable doors and shelves, this lightweight but sturdy unit is versatile in its design.

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Media Centers: Wall-Saving Storage

Peter Ardito

Media Centers: Wall-Saving Storage

Attach your television's bracket to the unit rather than to your wall.

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Media Centers: Game-Changer

Peter Ardito

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.