A child-friendly home doesn’t have to be off-limits. Even you have a family of three or more, you can decorate a sophisticated house that’s comfortable and fun. You just have to know some dos and don’ts for putting together rooms that will stand up to family life and still look chic.
Here are some tips and pieces from our furniture stores in Los Angeles for decorating a sophisticated child-friendly home:
Put Your Delicate Collection in a China Cabinet, Not on a Cocktail Table
A delicate glass collection arranged on a cocktail table and the silk upholstery stretched on armchairs are decorating don’ts for family-friendly homes. You don’t want to forbid your kids from setting foot in your formal dining room or your family heirloom to get broken by them. Put your glass collection in a china cabinet, like the Newhouse 2-Piece China Furniture from Coaster, to avoid these problems. This allows you to display your family heirlooms without prohibiting your kids from the dining room.
Go for a No-Fuss Look
A clean-lined but comfortable look is the way to go. Avoid couches and chairs with skirts, as these attract pet hair, dust bunnies, and dirty footprints. Sofas made of microfiber or vinyl materials, like the Lauren Sofa Bed from Coaster, are a smart choice for child-friendly living room. These furniture are low maintenance and easy to clean.
Use Colors and Patterns that Camouflage Minor Mishaps
Think ahead and don’t be afraid to use colors and patterns that camouflage minor mishaps and inevitable spills. Use red or any dark-colored carpets to warm up spaces, add texture, and protect your floors from stains, while offering a softer landing.
Make Dressers an Element of Design
Make storage an element of design with decorative baskets and dressers with many shelving. Use functional and chic dressers, like the contemporary Elena Dresser, to easily organize items, such as board games, toys, DVDs, and more. Store frequently used items on top shelves and safely display family pictures on top of the dresser.
Visit Daniel’s Home Center for more furniture pieces and sets that suit a sophisticated and child-friendly home. By choosing smart furnishings, storage solutions, and accessories, you can decorate a beautiful, efficient house that enhances your family’s lifestyle.