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A Baby Proof Living Room That Big People Will Want To Spend Time In Too

April 19, 2014

Urgh! I hate those posts that tell you that you have to have either a sophisticated living space or one that is practical and child-friendly. I just don’t see why we can’t have both? With this in mind I have come up with a few ideas for living room decor that fulfil all these criteria, just keep reading to find out more.

Bleachable carpet

Yup, bleachable carpet is a thing now! It’s not horrible, scratchy stuff either but has a thick pile and is soft, and you don’t need to have a heart attack anytime one of the kids spill something on it.

In fact, it’s great for big people too because if you do happen to knock over a glass of red, or spill that pasta sauce, it’s not the end of the world! You can just bleach it off as if it was never there, all without leaving that unsightly ring or changing the colour of the carpet underneath.

Wipeable sofas

Sofas can be a tough one to decide on when you have a brood of young children. There is the inevitable mess that comes out of both end to worry about when they are very young, and then as they grow they will want to climb, jump, and nap on the sofa as well.

With this in mind picking a sofa that will be robust and that can easily be cleaned is a great idea. Consider a leather Chesterfield style like the ones available from Roy Hollingworth, or if you must go for a fabric version steer well clear of white and cream. Instead pick something in a shade of brown that won’t show the wear and tear as quickly, as it will look neater and you will get your money’s worth too as it will last for longer before it needs to be replaced.

Curved edges

A major concern for all mums is making the living area safe for when the little one start to crawl and walk. In particular, sharp edges can be bump hazards that need to be avoided, something that childproofing corner protectors can be used for.

Of course, if you are planning on redoing your living room while the kids are young why not cut out the middleman and only get furniture that is rounded on the edges anyway? This type of furniture can provide you with a modern, stylish looking decor, and you’ll be safe in the knowledge that when the kids do e inevitably to bump into it, it won’t be so painful as a sharp right-angled piece.

White paint

White paint is a great option for young families.

White paint is the best friend of those with a young family. Do you know why? Well, it’s because it looks neat, tidy, light, and modern and it’s cheap and easy to get hold of.

What this means is that if you have any wall colouring in, scraping, or staining incidents you can easily and quickly repaint without any bother. That’s right no replacing of wallpaper, or exactly matching the shade of eggshell blue that you can’t find anywhere! Something that makes it an infinitely practical, as well as stylish option for your home when you have young children.

*This is a collaborative post

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