How to set the family room up for a season full of fun

(BPT) – Although the 2020 holiday season is looking very different, that doesn’t mean it can’t be memorable. You’re likely spending more time at home, so embrace the extra time together by transforming your family room into a fun and functional space that encourages relaxation, celebration and connection.

Consider these simple steps for enhancing the family room and setting the stage for an amazing holiday season and incredible start to the new year with your loved ones:

Step 1: Rethink family room arrangements

From family movie nights to binge-watching holiday specials, there’s so much to enjoy this holiday season from home. You may want to rethink your room setup to facilitate optimal viewing for everyone. Moving furniture can help make family members of all ages feel like they have the best seat in the house, no matter what movie or TV show you’re all enjoying. Add in some festive decorations and everyone will feel the holiday spirit as the family room quickly becomes the heart of the home.

Step 2: Prepare for comfort

Having Holiday 2020 at home means it is all about being comfortable. Enhance your family room with cozy essentials like blankets and pillows, so no matter what the weather outside, it’s warm and delightful inside. Even consider supporting a local small business, like a textile craftsman or home furnishing store, to buy a new throw blanket or festive pillows for your living space. Then throw on your PJ’s, favorite sweatshirt and a warm pair of slippers, and cuddle up together. You can even surprise any little ones in your family — or anyone young at heart — with a fun pillow fort to watch TV from. Is there anything more festive than that?

Step 3: Get the right technology

There’s nothing better than curling up to watch a classic holiday movie or digging into a favorite TV series. With so much content being released over the holidays, it may be challenging to find what you want and know which streaming service you should be searching. That’s why smart holiday households have the TiVo Stream 4K streaming media player that allows you to quickly access programming across all the major streaming services from one convenient location, so your celebration never ceases. That means it’s time to make your holiday must-watch bucket list!

Step 4: Search programming across platforms

Almost as magical as Santa’s flying reindeer, the TiVo Stream 4K integrates all major streaming services on one screen for easier search and discovery. No more fumbling through platforms and delaying the holiday fun! Plus, right now it’s $10 off for a special holiday price of $39.99, incredible value for a solution that combines top streaming services, live TV, thousands of hours of free TV with TiVo+, and live sports thanks to Sling TV. Learn more at and order yours today.

Step 5: Stock up on supplies

If you really want to make your family room the ultimate hub for holiday entertainment, consider stocking up on some supplies. You may want to make sure chargers or phone cords are close at hand to keep you connected virtually with friends and family. Just for smiles, add a bowl of tasty holiday treats for munching such as old-fashioned candy or holiday-themed frosted cookies. No one will be able to resist sitting down to satisfy their sweet tooth while turning on the TV for a holiday show.

With a few simple steps, you can transform your family room into a space for special moments and holiday memories. With more time at home with your family, this is the perfect season to sit back and enjoy the holidays at a slower pace, filled with all the TV and movie favorites you need to keep each member of your family entertained and smiling well into the new year.