When you know not to buy that white lounge?

Interior Styling For Kids

3 kids under 5 and a white lounge do not go together  – trust me. Not going to happen in a million years that I am buying that lounge for my clients with 3 under 5 sand number 4 on the way – no matter how well behaved they are. And yes I do get asked for a white lounge in these situations…

How to have a nice house with kids?

Having a nice house with kids is entirely achievable with a bit of planning and organization. Here are some tips to create a beautiful and functional home that is also kid-friendly from our Interior Styling expert Mel Grace.

  1. Choose Kid-Friendly Furniture: Opt for durable, stain-resistant, and easy-to-clean furniture. Look for sofas and chairs with sturdy, washable fabrics, and consider rounded edges on furniture to minimise the risk of injuries.
  2. Use Storage Solutions: Incorporate ample storage options to keep toys, books, and other kids’ belongings organized and out of sight when not in use. Utilize bins, baskets, shelves, and cabinets to maintain a clutter-free environment.
  3. Create Kid Zones: Designate specific areas for kids to play, study, and engage in activities. Having dedicated spaces for their belongings and activities will help keep the rest of the house more organised.
  4. Choose the Right Flooring: Consider kid-friendly flooring options such as hardwood, laminate, vinyl, or stain-resistant carpet that are easy to clean and maintain. Area rugs can also add warmth to a space and can be easily removed for cleaning.
  5. Childproofing: Ensure your home is properly childproofed to minimise potential hazards. Use safety gates, corner protectors, outlet covers, and cabinet locks to create a safe environment for your kids.
  6. Create a Family-Friendly Layout: Arrange furniture in a way that promotes easy movement and accommodates family activities. Allow enough space for kids to play, and create cozy nooks for reading or family time.
  7. Use Washable Paint and Wallpaper: If you want to add color and patterns to your walls, choose washable paint or wallpapers that can be easily wiped down to remove dirt and stains.
  8. Invest in Quality Storage Furniture: Consider investing in multi-functional furniture like ottomans with storage, beds with built-in drawers, or bookshelves that can double as room dividers.
  9. Involve the Kids in Decor Decisions: Allow your children to have a say in decorating their bedrooms or playrooms. Incorporating their preferences will make them feel more at home and encourage responsibility for their spaces.
  10. Keep Decorations Kid-Friendly: Use decorative items that are safe and appropriate for kids. Avoid fragile or sharp decor pieces that may pose a risk.
  11. Regular Cleaning and Maintenance: Establish a regular cleaning routine to keep your home tidy and well-maintained. Encourage kids to participate in age-appropriate chores to instill a sense of responsibility.
  12. Balance Style and Functionality: You can have a beautiful home while accommodating the needs of your kids. Choose furniture and decor that reflect your style preferences but are also practical for family living.

Remember, having a nice house with kids is about finding a balance between creating a welcoming and stylish space while ensuring it meets the functional needs of your family. With thoughtful design choices and a focus on organization, you can create a home that you and your children can enjoy together.

Need help to make your house into a home even with kids mess everywhere? Contact us to have a chat about your needs.



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