Elegance and kid-friendly are often considered opposing ideas. When you think of a chic living space, there is often no room for toys or childproof furniture. However, interior design trends are now shifting to combine style and function for parents. Here are some of our top tips for making your living space elegant and kid-friendly at the same time:
Opt For Furniture that is Minimalist and Comfy
Your living room is where the family gathers to spend time together. The room should function for every member of your family. When it comes to choosing furniture for this room, opt for pieces that are sturdy, functional, and comfortable. Avoid couches with complicated flourishes, like wooden armrests or skits. These only present more opportunities for kids to both injure themselves and attract dust and dirt that is more difficult to clean.
Additionally, choose your tables and media units based on their sturdiness and function. Glass coffee tables are not recommended if you have small kids because they may break or shatter, however, wood, concrete, or marble tables are both chic and sturdy.
Get Creative with Storage
No one wants to be constantly tripping over toys. This is where creative storage ideas come in. If having a toy chest in your living area doesn’t appeal to your inner décor enthusiast, try some decorative boxes fitted into your bookshelf or purchase coffee tables or couches that have storage built right in. To reduce the appearance of clutter, opt for opaque boxes over clear ones to provide a more uniformed look in the room.
Have Fun with Your Area Rug
Whether you have hardwood or carpeting in your home, an area rug is a great way to protect your floor and brighten up a space. It’s also great for kids to play on because if something spills or gets destroyed, it’s much easier to replace than an entire floor.
By keeping the rest of your décor neutral, your area rug can act as the perfect accent piece that is functional and beautiful. Many rugs repel moisture and will give your kids a soft and comfy spot to play.
Invest in Drawers and Cupboards with Damping
In a home with children, slamming drawers and cupboards is often a regular occurrence. Help prevent pinched fingers and reduce the damage to your drawers and cupboards by investing in doors with damping. This technology slows the movement so your drawers and cupboards close quietly and elegantly, even if someone is a little careless in how they close them.
While this feature may seem small and unimportant, it’s a little luxury that makes a big difference in your home.
By maintaining your home’s chic appeal and keeping it kid-friendly, your home will be a comfortable living space for everyone in your family. If you’re thinking of selling or buying in the Ridgewood, NJ area, call Tarvin Realtors today at (201) 44-0690.