While most think of a family living 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 based decorating circles, and in most cases are similar in looks. In order to accommodate a family you must have a place for everyone to sit. Just for this theme, you should concentrate on making the sofa as large as possible, with as much room for family as needed. Using the sofa as a design anchor, the rest of this living area decorating theme should fall into place.