The decoration of the family room should focus on comfort and the enjoyment of the family. Chances are the room is designed around an entertainment centre where you watch movies and listen to music. The furnishings for the room should be comfortable and able to accommodate your family and guests. When you are relaxing with friends and family in the room, you want to be able to sit back and enjoy your time.
Lighting is very important in a family room that doubles as your home theatre. There should be layers of lighting created in the room so that you can dim certain segments of the room while still having the ability to turn the lights up bright when needed. Make sure that the lighting is not distracting to the viewing of movies and television by preventing the lights from reflecting from the screens. You should also consider some safety lighting for times when the lights are turned down low or completely off. Lighting near to the floors helps prevent falls when someone tries to make their way through the darkened room.