Tips and Tricks: Kid-Friendly Living Room Ideas

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So, you want your living room to be stylish, but you also want it to be a space that you can, well, live in and spend quality time with your family. Here’s some good news—you can have both high fashion and function! This week’s Tips and Tricks covers easy ways to make your living room kid-friendly.

1. Incorporate storage. Consider adding furniture that is both attractive and functional, like the Pinebrook Coffee Table, which has tons of storage for crafts, toys, puzzles, games, and more.

Pinebrook Distressed Pine and Iron Coffee Table

2. Stay away from white upholstery, which isn’t forgiving of spaghetti, marker, and dirt stains. Instead, go with neutral and darker shades of upholstery. Think rich browns, greys, and blues. That way, you won’t have to constantly worry about getting stains out, and you can decompress and let your kids unwind with their favorite activities.Blue Velvet Chesterfield Sofa | Stash Home

You can’t get more chic than the Blue Velvet Chesterfield Sofa. It's also very forgiving of spills and extremely soft yet resilient.

3. Proudly display your children's artwork. What says I love you more than the picture that little Lilly drew of mommy and daddy and signed with a heart? Show her how proud you are of her by framing this drawing and hanging it on the wall or sitting it on an end table.

4. Bring in the ultimate ottoman. A soft, plush ottoman is the perfect piece to incorporate into your kid-friendly living room. It’s easy to move around the room, so you can place the ottoman in front of the TV, next to the coffee table while playing board games or coloring, or in front of the fireplace while (safely) roasting marshmallows. The options are endless. Classic Grey Ottoman | Stash Home

The Classic Grey Ottoman is an excellent choice for your kid-friendly living room. Not only is it handsome, it's adaptable and has easy-to-clean slipcovers.

5. Keep it open. Don’t over-furnish. You want your children to have plenty of room to run around, and, after all, you don’t want a cluttered living room.

Open, Kid-Friendly Living Room | Stash Home

Your living room should be a favorite gathering place for you, your spouse, and your children, one where you create unforgettable memories together. Don’t be limited by your home décor, which can be both stylish and kid-friendly. Just keep these Tips and Tricks in mind, and you’ll be on the right track to finding a balance between fashion and function.

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