Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Family Friendly Living Room Ideas All Parents Need To Know


Our homes change over the years. The moment you buy a property it could just be you and someone else, you start a family and then any hope of a designer living space goes out of the window. Right? Wrong! It’s possible to have your home decorated to perfection that will still suit your needs as a family. You just need to make wise choices and think outside of the box a little. With that in mind, I thought I would share with you some family friendly living room ideas. It may inspire you to change a few things at home yourself.

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Think of pieces of furniture that are quality
We can all wander around those lovely home stores and get lost in the styled decor. It just all looks so pretty. But does it suit a family? The thing about some pieces of furniture and seating is that one wrong move from your children and it can be stained or left broken. It’s unfortunate. So rather than waste any money sometimes it’s worth investing in key pieces. You don’t have to compromise on style, often quality products are made with robust materials that stand the test of time. For example, a vintage chesterfield sofa will ooze sophistication and style. While still being a suitable piece of furniture for a living space.

Consider a robust flooring option
Your flooring is one part of any living space that gets used a lot from a family. From stepping all over it to toys being dragged across it. So it’s essential that you choose a flooring option that isn't just stylish but also robust. Wooden flooring options are a great choice to consider for a family. They work well to keep clean from stains and spillages, they are great with toys, and they are hardwearing. Your money will be well spent.

Ensure you have plenty of cushions and blankets
A family living space is a well used room. From general TV watching, movie afternoons or just being a room to spend time in. So prepare for those comfy moments and style your living space with plenty of cushions and blankets. If anything they make great materials for building indoor dens.

Don’t be afraid to use colour
As much as those white walls and minimalist touches are beautiful and pretty to look at, they don’t serve their purpose in a family home. White walls are too easy to spot those grubby handprints that are inevitably going to feature. So in this instance, don’t be afraid to jazz up some of your rooms with a burst of colour. Of course, you don’t have to go too crazy, stick with your personality and what suits your family.

Invest in plenty of storage solutions
Finally, any parent will tell you that your living spaces are often taken over by toys and general clutter. So when you want to avoid such occasions then make sure you have plenty of storage solutions in place ready. This could be a toy box in the corner or something more discreet like storage boxes and shelves.

I hope this has inspired you to make your living space family friendly.

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