3 Tips in Creating A Family Living Room

When you have a family, you will come to realise that the rooms of your house cannot stand as sterile show pieces for the foreseeable future. It could be a couple of decades before you get your home back the way you like it. Having said that, you can still live in pleasant surroundings. The design of the living room must be suitable for children, but that isn’t so hard. There are also things you can do to make cleaning easy.

Of course, the safety of your children is paramount, and you must take precautions to prevent them coming to harm. You will find some valuable advice here to help you in your design quest for the ultimate family living room. Use and adapt the ideas as you see fit to create an attractive, welcoming, and comfortable place where you can create memories as your kids grow. It isn’t difficult, as you will see.

Furnishing Tips
Kids tend to fall over a lot when they are young. It is a bad idea to use a coffee table with a glass top in this setting. Yes, it is common sense but people still do it. Whatever furniture you buy, make sure it is child-friendly. If you must use side or coffee tables, make sure that they have rounded corners to minimise the harm to your child if they bang their head. You can’t do away with the danger completely, but you must take steps where you can.

To avoid nasty stains on the chairs and Multiyork sofas, buy items that have leather or PVC upholstery. Trust me; you will be glad you did. Though slipcovered sectionals are an excellent fabric alternative, the covers will spend a lot of time in the washing machine. The little devils have mucky fingers and are happy to spread it around.

The style of sofa is essential if you are to spend more quality time cuddling in front of the television or reading a book together. Corner sofas are an ideal solution for tiny living rooms where space is at a premium. They can often seat five or more people, so there is plenty of room for everybody.

Flooring Tips
Carpets don’t usually survive active family life for long. Laminate or hardwood flooring, on the other hand, is durable and easy to clean. You only need to give it a quick wipe when you children are in bed, and it is ready for the next day of action.

Decorating Tips
As you are soon to find out, kids like wallpaper. Well, I should say kids love to peel wallpaper. They also enjoy drawing on the walls, so I advise you to use a wipe clean surface such as silk emulsion instead. Finger marks and crayon will come off with a damp cloth, and the walls should look good for a few years. If there is a mark that you can’t shift, paint over it.

You are not alone; many parents faced the challenge before you. With these tips, you living room will withstand the rigors of family life and look good for years. If you spend your time trying to keep the place pristine, you will stifle the enjoyment of your children. That isn’t the way it is meant to be. I hope you've found something you can use here. The ideas all come from experience.

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