Some think of a family family area decorating theme as one with board games, and fluffy carpet, it can be much more. Family oriented living room decorating themes are common in home decorating circles, and often are similar in looks. In order to accommodate a family you must have a place for everyone to sit. For this particular theme, you should target making the sofa as large as possible, with as much room for the family as needed. Using the sofa as a design anchor, the rest of this family room decorating theme should fall into place.