It’s where we spend most of our time at home and where everyone we love gets to gather and enjoy each other’s company. This living space is where relaxing takes place, it’s where laughter takes place, and it could be where the meetings of the house take place as well. Below, you’ll find 15 DIY projects for organizing the family room and keeping this functional and widely-used area neat and tidy.
1. Built-In Shelves
Remodelacasa will walk you through one of the most functional of DIYs around. These built-in shelves work in all rooms of the house, but especially within the family room. Use them to organize and display all the fun – from movies to board games.
2. Blanket Ladder
This is a great solution for keeping the family blankets organized and ready for using. Grab the details for whipping this piece up over at Hometalk. It’s great for displaying as well – which is what we love in DIYs – function and style.
3. Farmhouse Sofa Table
Are you in need of some extra storage space or just a new piece of the family room? Well, with this DIY from The Weathered Fox, you’ll have that perfect new addition in no time. It’s got a rustic charm and industrial spirit with enough space to add baskets for organization below.
4. Oversized Tic-Tac-Toe Board
Thistlewood Farms created a piece of wall art for the family room that’s both interactive and DIY-friendly. This one is easy to whip up, easy to install, and easy to get the family excited about. Have quick tic-tac-toe tournaments whenever everyone gathers inside.
5. Picture Ledges
Over at The DIY Playbook, you can learn how to make some DIY picture ledges. These pieces will have you displaying your favorite memories of you and the family in no time. What better way to decorate the family room?
6. Oversized Floor Pouf
Add some extra coziness to the space with an oversized floor pouf. They’re easy to whip up – you just need to decide on the fabric you need to match the rest of the room. Check out the tutorial at Knock Off Decor.
7. Chalkboard Table
Life of Bliss will walk you through the quick tutorial surrounding this chalkboard table. It’s really as simple as adding chalkboard paint to the piece of furniture you’d like it on. Keep track of video game matches or card games!
8. Faux Shiplap
Make your family room stand out in more than one way by creating beautiful accent walls. These faux shiplap walls from Artsy Chicks Rule should do the trick. Even the most novice of DIYers can make this happen.
9. At-Home Concessions
Movie night just got a whole lot sweeter with the addition of this fantastic “Concessions” corner. With a pegboard and a stop by the $1 movie candy aisle, you can create it too! Just gather inspiration from Pinterest!
10. Cubby Utilization
Learn how to utilize cubby systems in the best ways. We snagged some inspiration from Apartment Therapy and snuck a peek at all these board games in the squares. It’s a great way to have them easily accessible and organized.
11. Wood Valence
To really make the rustic, stylistic energy into full force inside the family room think about your windows too. These easy wooden valences will help that transformation. Check it out at Shanty To Chic.
12. Upholstered Couch
Woodshop Diaries will teach you how to upholster your own couch. If you’re looking for something specific, just learn how to make it on your own – even if it’s furniture.
13. Sliding Barn Door Console
Here’s a great way to keep your media organized and your TV center stage. Create a console that fits your vision and functional needs. This one can be found at Remodelaholic.
14. Chunky Blankets
Keep everyone cozy and warm with some of these cozy blankets. They’re chunky bits of heaven and you can whip them up right at home. Just hop over to The Budget Decorator for all of the deets.
15. Wood Pallet Wall
Hunker provides us with another great way to jazz up the family room in a unique way – and it’s all in the walls. Create a wood pallet accent wall. It could be for behind the couch or behind the entertainment center.