Having children can naturally affect our choices when decorating our home. The lounge, in particular, needs to be suitable for our little ones, so you need to think twice when making decisions. Here is a guide for parents on how to make your living room family-friendly.
You need to add some storage boxes for toys
One way you can make your living room family-friendly is by adding some storage boxes for toys. It’s easy to end up with loads of toys on the floor if they have been playing with them in the lounge. Rather than having to take them all back upstairs, you should consider adding some storage boxes in there to keep them safe. It means your child has something to do while they are in the lounge as well. You can buy boxes online or find some in store which will match the room well.
You need to choose a good sized sofa
Another way to make your living room family-friendly is by making sure you are choosing a large sofa. As this feature reveals, you should choose a long sofa which will have ample space for the whole family. You may want to purchase a corner sofa for your family-friendly lounge. It will have plenty of space for everyone to sit and will look lovely in the room. Whichever sofa you go for, you need to make sure you measure the area first, so you know it will fit. Take the measurements with you when you go looking at sofas. Also, when choosing a sofa, you should make sure you pick a good material. As much as leather or suede is lovely, it will be much harder to clean than fabric. You should also buy a cover for your sofa. That way, any spills and marks will not damage the sofa. Make sure the kids don’t go in there unattended with any drinks or crayons!
You need easy to clean laminate flooring
You need to consider adding laminate flooring to make your living room family-friendly. It will be so much easier to clean than choosing carpet for your lounge. You can easily mop away any marks or spills on laminate flooring. Carpet is a lot harder to take care of when you have children.
You need to choose wipeable paint
Another thing parents need to make your living room family-friendly is to choose wipeable paint for the wall. We know how easy it is for the kids to start drawing on the walls when you are not looking. Or they can leave marks behind from their dirty hands after they have eaten. As this feature explains, you can get some eggshell, semigloss or eggshell which are great for cleaning with a sponge. Research online before you buy some wipeable paints.
You should choose easy to clean blinds
You should also consider buying blinds when making your living room family-friendly. As much as curtains are great for your windows, they can get permanent marks on them when kids are about. With blinds, you can easily wipe away any marks, and you can also adjust them, so they are harder for kids to get to!
Here are some other tips we talked about previously for decorating your home.