Children can be messy, disorganized, and a little wild at times. While life with kids may seem chaotic, the aesthetic and design of your house doesn’t have to suffer because of it. Just because there are kids living in your home doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice all of your personal style. To help you keep your home looking great and feeling fresh, following are a few family-friendly decorating tips that you can try to incorporate.
Select durable materials.
Right now might not be the best time for that one-of-a-kind velvet couch you have been eyeing, but having kids around doesn’t mean you have to use your college furniture forever either. It is possible to have nice furniture and children at the same time; you just need to be smart about the materials you select. Select couches and chairs that come in fabrics that will not show every stain and materials that are easy to clean. If you are determined to have white furniture, no problem – you can make that work too. Simply choose a couch that is slip covered so you can wash away all of the messes.
Incorporate plenty of storage.
Kids come with lots of stuff. So, unless you want to look at their toys and belongings all day long, it is imperative to incorporate plenty of storage options throughout the house. If your kids can never seem to put their shoes away, have a shoe basket by the door to collect them all. If their backpacks and athletic gear end up all over the place, trying adding some cubbies so each child has his or her own space to hang their things when they get home. If you are tired of looking at little toys scattered everywhere, have plenty of baskets around that you can easily throw everything into.
Create space for the kids
If you have the space available, go ahead and create a designated area for your children. Whether this is considered a play room for little children or a media room for older kids, it is nice for them to have their own area. This way, you can give them plenty of space to have fun and do the things they love, while also keeping the rest of your house looking great.
Whether you have a new construction home, or an older house with unique charm, these tips can be applied to any type of house.