While many think of a family family area decorating theme as you with board games, and fluffy carpet, it can be much more. Family oriented living room decorating themes are common in home decorating circles, and frequently are similar in looks. In order to accommodate a family you must have an area for everyone to sit. For this theme, you should focus on 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 living area decorating theme should fall into place.