Many modern homes blur the lines between a living room and family room. Defining the space with appropriate decor helps set the proper tone for each room and defines the room's purpose. For the family room, choose warm, inviting colors; plush, comfortable furnishings; and functional items like entertainment systems and bookshelves. Make the family room a space for the immediate members of your family to relax and enjoy being together, watch television or read a book. The living room, on the other hand, can still be inviting but needs to have a classic look. Antiques and art should fit the mood in this room. This is the place to display an elegant sofa and antique chaise. The living room should feel appropriate to host holiday gatherings and receive dinner party guests but not the right place for your children to color.