For years, it seemed the most important part of designing a family room was what to do with the TV! Everyone had to have it in the room (complete with surround sound), but they also wanted to find a way to “hide it”. I’ve had so many conversations with clients about this trend, and my first question is, “If I build you the perfect ‘hideout’ for your TV, will you ever use it”? My clients would laugh as they unanimously would say, “NO”! At that point, I would usually just tell them that the TV is part of the room so let’s just face it and incorporate it into the design!
Nowadays, I have clients asking for more “low-tech” rooms. It is a beautiful trend to have a quiet space with no TV or electronics. It is where conversation, relaxation, reading, and family time reigns. Alleluia! Whether it be a coastal retreat or a cottage on the lake, the trend back to “family rooms” is here and I couldn’t be happier.
Here are some beautiful “low tech rooms” with fireplaces, cozy seating, and board games. Take a look, get inspired and “DISCONNECT!”
What do you think about this trend? Would you put one in your home?