Your great room is probably one of the most important rooms in your home. This room is usually an open space to your kitchen and where most families spend the majority of their time. That being said, you want this space to not only be comfortable but also functional.
One of the most important aspects of designing a great room is to make sure that there is enough seating and that the furniture is arranged properly in the space. Usually great rooms have a focal point which can be a fire place, an entertainment center or windows that look out to a beautiful view. The idea is to lay your furniture out so that it enhances those focal points. The purpose of the great room is to create an open feeling from the kitchen to the living room.
This being said, you want to make sure that your kitchen and great room is cohesive. A great way to do this is with color. If your kitchen accent tile is blue, use blue in your living area to make the room feel like one connected space. It is also important to have enough lighting throughout your great room. Try lighting all four corners of the room. If you do not have enough light, you will not be able to see the space. Highlight areas of the room that you want to draw attention to. A great way to do this is with window treatments. Natural light and scenery are one of the best attributes to a home, so floor to ceiling curtains will enhance your windows and also add warmth to your space.
The great room is one of the most exciting designs in a home because it is where most families spend most of their time. It is a place where beauty, comfort and function all come together to create a wonderful space.