Kid Friendly Couches- Slip Covers and Leather
A great idea to combine style with kid proofing is to use slip-covers over the couches. Sure, they may not look great when they’re on but they protect the couch from stains and general wear and tear. If you like eating popcorn or ice-cream with the kids whilst watching a movie, you can do this no problem, and don’t have to worry about the mess. When you have guests, simply take off the slip cover and the style of the couch is revealed. Leather couches are also a good option simply because they are easy to clean.
Get Rid of Hard Edges coffee Tables
Coffee tables with hard corners are not safe for toddlers. Consider a round table, or better yet, soft poufs or an Ottoman. These can look really stylish, unique and everybody will think you chose them for design quality rather than their kid friendly appeal. Texture is big in 2016, so be bold with a range of materials for coverings.
Create Stylish and Practical Storage Units
One of our favourite features of a family room is a built in bench or window seat. It gives a great look to any room and has the benefit of doubling up as storage. Lift up the top and store toys inside. This provides easy access for kids and allows toys to be easily hidden away at a moment’s notice. Your guests will never know what’s inside!
Dark Colours are in Vogue
One of the upcoming trends for 2016 is dark, bold colors. We’re talking specifically dark greens and blues, navy in particular. Contrast them together for a bold and striking look. These dark colors also have the benefit of not showing the dirt! Perfect for families with small children who want a child proof stylish family room.
You’ll be pleased to know that texture is in for 2016, meaning that super chic, minimalism is very much out. This is child friendly and parents with small children will be relieved that the individualist and creative element will be strong, which lends itself well to young families. Get creative, be bold and think outside the box because for 2016 decor, there are no rules.