Has your family room furniture finally worn out from all the use it has gotten over the years? That might also mean that the carpet is not looking its best either. Whatever the reason that you are redecorating your family room, you are more than likely looking for ideas that will make the room both attractive and practical. From selecting new windows and new window treatments to choosing new furniture, here are some ideas that might help.

The Windows - Since you are redecorating your family room, you might be going the extra mile by even installing new windows. Perhaps the ones you have now are old-fashioned and not at all energy efficient. Consider talking to a representative from a window installation business for advice on what kind of windows would be best for your family room. He or she will more than likely help you to select windows that will help the room stay warm in the cold months and cool in the warmer months. Even though energy-efficient windows might be more costly than regular ones, when your utility bill arrives, you'll see that the money you spent on the new windows was well spent. 

Once your new windows are installed, the fun part of choosing a window treatment will follow. Consider mini blinds or shutters. Both are very easy to install and easy to maintain. In addition, mini blinds and shutters are very affordable. If you'd rather have curtains for your window treatment, select fabric that will complement the color of your walls and the furniture you select.

The Furniture - Is part of your redecorating job the addition of an entertainment center? If so, think of purchasing reclining chairs that have things like trays and cup holders as their design. If you do that, you won't even need end tables or a coffee table, thus giving you more space in your family room. On the other hand, if you are going with a regular sofa and chairs, think of what will work best in the family room. For example, leather upholstery or a durable fabric like denim will more than likely be your best bet.

Go with unique touches to add interest to the family room. For example, you could use rustic wooden crates for end tables and for your coffee table, add thick glass for the tabletops, or use an actual door for the coffee tabletop.