Ideas for a Family Friendly Bonus Room

Now that the days are becoming shorter and the weather cooler, many families tend to stay inside more. The best way to entertain the whole family is to have a room in your home where you can spend time doing fun activities together.

There are many ways to make a fun family room for your home, no matter the size or type of space you have to work with. Comic collections, video game aficionado, family game nights – there are ideas for everyone!

If someone in your family has a collection of comic books, rather than storing them away, showcase them by framing them and displaying them on your family room wall.

Framed Comics

Active kids in the home? Why not create an indoor climbing wall for them to play on. Then on rainy days, instead of climbing on the furniture or playing video games, they can climb the walls!

Climbing Wall

If video games are a thing in your family, either for the little or big kids, create a space dedicated to the games! Pac-man shelves or wall mural, a shelf dedicated to the various game systems, a coffee table designed like a NES controller, or Mario mushroom ottomans are all amazing options for this type of room.

Game Room Furniture

Family game nights are always a hit, allowing you to perfect your Monopoly or scrabble skills. Decorate the room with odd ball game pieces displayed in a jar, and a clock made from dominoes.

Domino Clock       Game Piece Jar

Display your favourite board games on the wall, making it easy to choose a game to play. Scrabble lover? Create an oversized board to play on. If chess is more your type of game, create a handy wall-mounted version to play on.

Wall Board Games

If you’re a fan of the game RISK, this is the perfect table for you! Completely functional as a coffee table, yet easily transformed into the board game.

There are SO many fun ideas for family rooms! We’ve collected a few of our favourites on our Pinterest Board, and we’ll keep adding more. What is your ideal family room?

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