Having active children can be both fun and difficult. Your living room designs, which you have created lovingly, can quickly turn into a mess or injury source for your kids. Combining a safe design and stylish aesthetic can be challenging, especially in a high-traffic space like a living room.
Luckily, you can still compromise by creating a safe living room with stylish decorative options. Here are some tips to make your living room beautiful but forgiving for the kids.
1. Choose Safe, Durable, but Stylish Fabric
When choosing sofas and chairs, make sure to pick the right fabric. They should be durable and safe (since children will climb anything), but the surface must also be comfortable. Leather is one of the best options because of its durability and beauty. The cheaper alternatives can be fabric with tight waves, which is stronger than regular fabric.
2. Reduce the Sharp Corners
Choosing items with safe corners is an important point in making kid-friendly living room designs. The tables, chairs, and cabinets should have rounded or blunt edges. You can also replace hard items with something softer. For example, instead of a square coffee table, choose a round one. You can also skip the table and replace it with poufs or large ottoman.
3. Play with Bold Patterns
Stark white upholstery is not a good choice for a house with active children. You can install bold patterns and graphic prints on the upholstery and fabric surfaces. They hide wrinkles, blemishes, and dirt caused by kids’ ruckus. Plus, they make your living room look lively!
4.Choose the Right Storage Spaces
Open-concept storage spaces are less practical for a house with children. They can easily get messy and even injure children (from falling objects). Closed storage space is less messy and easier to maintain. Items like cabinets with doors or credenza are great for a house with children.
Kid-friendly living room designs don’t need to look like a daycare. With some adjustments, you can have a stylish, comfortable, and safe living room for everyone.