Family room is like living room. People use family room also to function as the living room. Actually the family room is the family living room. Sometimes, guests, friends, and relatives does not allow to bb in the family room. Because, for some people family room is that room that is only for gathering the family members in the house. Designing family room should be the rooms that are comfortable and cozy. For the colors, to create a cozy feeling to the living room, you can use the bold colors to be painted on the walls. Pick the bold color you like. I choose the bold green color for my family room, because I want my family room to be relaxing and calming to the eye. the green is a the color of nature.
Sometimes, people are confused about the decorations for the family room. you can find some decorating ideas for family rooms form magazines and internet. You can also get some decorating ideas for family rooms from pictures you find on that source. For the decorations, you can get some synthetic-fur carpets. It will feel very soft, and very suitable for you to lie down on the carpets or just sitting on it.
I recommend, do not place the couch or sofa in the family room. Just keep the sofa and couch for the living room. The carpets is your new sofa. You can also add it with the some cushions to comfort you. The way of sitting makes you get a more intimate relationship with your family. That is what I am thinking. But, if you do not comfortable sitting on the carpets, you could just place the couches on the right place. So, you are gonna have a two living rooms. One is for the family, and another one is for everyone who visits.