Home Decor: Stylish & Kid-Friendly
For a stylish yet kid-friendly décor, choose one or two fun pieces in primary colors that pop! Take one family friendly room in the house and go wild with color and miles of style. Instead of formal furnishings that are off limits to tots and teens, why not opt for a few fashionable and durable pieces that resist stains? Advances in fabrics include white, yes, white fabrics that resist paint, dirt and grime—some even resist color markers! And because of these technological marvels in interior furnishings, you can afford to deck your home out in some luxury pieces you don’t have to worry over. Choose patent leather, linen, or fur fabrics in your favorite silhouette. Accent larger pieces with big, bright and beautiful rugs, throws and pillows in vibrant hues. Kids love color and color loves to shine in any home décor. Reds, oranges, and purples against a backdrop of pristine white makes a fun fashion statement and a practical move for homes with kids. Break up traditional and formal styles with an ottoman made from fake fur, or an exercise ball in neon green.
When it comes to decorating with kids in mind, think outside the box! Use fabrics that can easily wipe clean like plastics and vinyl, bonded leather, patent leather or Naugahyde. Mix and match colors and styles for an eclectic look that appeals to tots, teens and fashion-forward adults. Don’t be afraid to add a bit of whimsy—a life-sized painted cow or a wall mural full of blooming bouquets. Why not add an area for arts and crafts. Fill colorful buckets with an array of brushes, crayons, and colored pencils and set up a couple of easels for the youngest artists in the family. Instead of carpet, cover the floor with durable cork or rubber interlocking pieces that can be replaced if damaged. Sound proof the room with the same rubber flooring installed up on wall—a perfect place to display your child’s artwork. Add bookshelves with storage for toys and books and you’ll keep the little ones entertained for hours. A few strategically placed bean bag chairs or pods are great for lounging or napping when little ones fall asleep.
You can’t go wrong when your goal is to make your house a welcoming home for kids of all ages.