Life is hectic, so you probably don’t have a lot of time to focus on home decor. Yet, making your house kid-friendly can bring a whole new dimension to how you live with your family. Here are some ideas to help you create an environment where adults and kids alike can relax and enjoy.
1. Make a playroom.
Children love having their own space where they can be creative. This space doesn’t have to be large and formal. Provide kids with a relaxed “play zone” that is just perfect for all that running around, jumping, and doing their hobbies.
In decorating the play zone, choose bright colors that will attract your children’s eyes. And don’t worry about the mess, kids are meant to enjoy this room so just make sure they wear aprons and cover the floors with old sheets that you don’t mind getting messy.
2. Try Unique Furniture Pieces with Built-In Toy Storage
If you have the space, store toys out of sight but close at hand with furniture pieces that provide open storage where kids can easily reach for their favorite things whenever they want to play. Your kids will love playing with their toys without having to move them from one place to another every night, and you’ll enjoy being able to walk around without tripping over half-finished projects and piles of stuffed animals.
3. Use Bright Colorful Wallpaper
White paint is great when decorating walls in your house because it complements other shades and hues, however white also tend to look pretty bland after a while! If you’re ready for a change but don’t have time to paint, look for some bright colored wallpapers. Some feature repeating patterns in a softer color palette, while others are bold and eye-catching. Also, remember that you can easily take the wallpaper down whenever you want to change to new patterns and designs.
4. Add Rugs, Blankets, or Mats
Thick wool rugs will keep bare feet warm, but they’re also comfortable enough for kids to play on. They’re great for homes with wood floors where people might want to relax, read a book and sit down for some quiet time while watching TV or playing video games. Kids will love how soft and cozy rugs feel underfoot.
Kids create a lot of mess, and they’re bound to have lots of spills as they explore the world around them. Place dark-colored or waterproof area rugs in spots where there’s likely to be a lot of action. These are much easier on your feet, and they’ll be a lot easier to clean up any messes kids make.
5. Frame Your Kid’s Artwork
If your kids are proud of their creative work, don’t just stash it away in a drawer or on a closet shelf. Frame artwork and hang it around the house so that everyone can enjoy seeing your children grow up through art. You’ll be amazed at how much you can learn about what makes them happy simply by looking at the pieces they’ve selected to share with the world.
6. Choose Durable Furniture
Kids are naturally messy! From finger painting to eating mud pies, there’s a lot they can do that ends up splattered on a piece of furniture. When you’re looking for tables for your rooms, try choosing ones with plastic or laminate surfaces over wood finishes. You can also select sofas with easy-to-clean fabrics. They’ll last longer when your kids use them every day.
Kids also tend to be pretty rough on furniture, so you’ll want to choose pieces that won’t fall apart the first time someone leans on them. Chairs with strong frames will probably have a lot more life left in them after years of little kids climbing, jumping, and playing on them.
A successful home decorating project doesn’t require an enormous time commitment from you – just some creativity and an eye for fun design ideas. Follow these tips to make play spaces, bedrooms, and all of the other rooms in your home reflect who your kids are now and what they’ll be like when they grow up.