These tips on designing kids friendly living room are pretty useful for those who want to have a true family living room.
We can relax in the room as well as the kids can have fun. So, the living room design can be so different from just a living room for grown ups. At least, we need to incorporate a few more things inside.
And now, about the tips on designing kids friendly living room
Organization is important
Now, we have the entire family using the living room. Sure and if we have children, toys are about anywhere. Storage and organization become important to make the living room neat and tiddy. If I have a guest, a close friend at home, it is okay for him to play with our kids’ toy a little bit. Well if a car toy has been left on the table. Things can be different is we welcome guest for our bussiness purpose. That’s far from being proffessional.
It is maybe better to have furniture pieces with built-in storage. Such furniture helps us to oirganize anything better.
Make multifunctional space
A family living room is a multifunctional space indeed. Especially if our son and daughter have 5 years or more age difference. The needs from every family member is different so the design should accommodate anyone.
Use rocking chair
We may want to make them sleep too. So, a rocking chair will work just as a cradle.
Make the living room vibrant
Kids love vibrancy and we should make the living room vibrant enough for them. We don’t have to make the living room as vibrant as a playroom but we can make is visually interesting for children.
Maximize floor plan and have some space for playing
What we mean is more on maximizing empty floor plan for playing. Yes, empty floor can be used by kids for anything they want. We as grown up usually like to sit on the sofa.
If not, we can opt for lower furniture.
Make the furniture low
Low furniture makes us closer to our children. And that’s a great thing. Having low furniture also can make children climb into sofa and other seating easier. They also can sleep on the sofa when they feel tired. It is always fun to have low furniture that can better accommodate anyone.
Use soft edged furniture
With kids sometimes running in the living room, we need safe furniture pieces. Stool table with upholstery is better than wooden table. Also, fully upholstered sofa is better than sofa with wooden legs.
Open concept living room
Open concept living room makes the space feels much more spacious. Moreover, the traffic can easily flow from one room to another.
At the hidden bright side, we can watch our kids that play from one room to another easier.
Use the right fabrics
Use woven fabrics or anything with coarse texture that is not easy to pick up stains. It is important to note when dealing with small hands full of crayon and ice cream.
Leather is not easy to get dirty. We can wash the leather to clean it. Leather upholstery also can last longer than any other type of upholstery.
Use sofa covers
If you really do not want to deal with stains. use sofa covers and also covers for armchairs. We can wash the covers instead of cleaning the upholstery directly. It is more practical and is not expensive option. However, we may not get the look of the original sofa and armchair anymore.
Bring your personality
It is very fine to bring what you like in the living room
Bring kids artworks inside
These artworks make the l;iving room feel so personal for children.
Make space for pets
Kids usually love our pet and may want to bring the pet to the living room. But pets would be better in the living room with their own space. A small “cabin” for dog in the living room is much better for the owner and the dog than sofa.
Also, you can add scratching post if you have cat. It is a small investment compare to your sofa and other furniture pieces
A living room in a home with kids should be kids friendly. We need to make the space colorful, vibrant as well as keeping it neat and tidy.