The family room functions as a gathering room, media room, and play room. It is comfortable for every member of our family. Aesthetically not much has changed in this room besides for the addition of our furniture and accessories. I did change the window coverings to match our furnishings, but the rest is original. Once the girls are older we dream about exposing the hardwood floors, changing the paneled walls to drywall, and possibly adding a coffered ceiling in place of the rustic faux beams. New furniture would be great as well (this couch is over 20 years old - it is comfy and teetering on being considered an antique). This room is cozy with the fire place and bright and airy with the large window and french doors.
The ottoman was built by my husband and I for around $75. It is perfect to keep toys out of sight.