15 Chic Family-Friendly Living Rooms to Inspire You

Julia Millay Walsh

As tricky as it may be to live comfortably in a small one-bedroom or studio, decorating a big family home has its hurdles, too. There are so many questions to ask: What fabrics are kid- and pet-friendly? Which coffee tables won't take my toddler's eye out? How can I give myself a little privacy? Once you figure out what works best for your brood, the next big thing to consider is how to do it all in style. Yes, it is possible to create a chic living room that's also family-friendly.

Luckily, we've seen countless family homes that don't sacrifice style for function. To inspire you, we've rounded up some of our favorite kid-friendly living rooms that show how it's done. From elegant yet durable rugs to comfortable sectionals, these 15 expertly styled spaces are a lesson in decorating a family-friendly, chic living room.

Looking for more living room inspiration? Head right this way.

This post was originally published on January 28, 2015, and has since been updated.

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