4 Tips For Choosing Kid-Friendly Living Room Furniture
If you have children, choosing kid-friendly furniture for your home can be difficult. You want to allow your children to play and share common space with the adults in the house, without turning your home into a child's play zone.
Finding furniture for your home that allows the children to play safely is much easier than you think. Let's take a look at these 4 tips about choosing kid-friendly furniture.
1. A Kid-Friendly Couch
The couch is an important item of furniture in any home. Many people choose the couch based on taste and comfort. However, if you have children, you also have to make sure it's suitable for little ones.
By choosing thinking carefully about the upholstery or fabric for your couch, you could extend the life of your couch by many years. You need to select a couch that can stand up to the spilling of juice, dirty shoes and marks from brightly coloured crayons.
One of the most popular choices for couch material is leather. With a dark leather couch, you can quickly wipe up spillages. Plus, a quality leather is much more resistant to tears than cotton.
Another material you may consider for your family couch is Crypton. This so-called "super fabric" is used in hotels, restaurants, and other public spaces. It's stain resistant and anti-bacterial qualities makes it the perfect material for a kid-friendly couch.
2. Kid-Friendly Rounded Furniture
After you've chosen a kid-friendly couch, it's time to look into getting other types of furniture for your homes, such as coffee tables and dressers. Sharp-edged furniture is an accident waiting to happen.
While it's difficult to entirely stop your child from falling over and banging themselves, rounded furniture can ensure that the injuries are not severe.
If you already have furniture with sharper corners, rubber cushions for the sharp edges of tables are also available. If you can't afford a new table, they are affordable and easy to install.
3. Kid-Friendly Flooring
Carpeting throughout the home is usually the most suitable for ensuring the safety of children.
However, if your home has hard flooring, this can be dangerous for children and be vulnerable to damage. You can easily protect the hard flooring with rugs, and ensure your child has a soft surface on which to play.
4. Kid-Friendly Dining Table and Chairs
Some families like to eat together at the family dining table, while others have a smaller set of chairs and table for the children.
If you have a common dining table, then you'll need a high chair so that the child can reach their plate of food. High chairs often include a lock so that the child doesn't fall out. You can make the prospect of sitting in the chair more attractive to your child by choosing a chair with a bright colour or wonderful pattern.
Choosing Kid-Friendly Furniture
With these 4 tips, you can go out to shop for kid-friendly furniture to keep your home safe and fun for your family. The furniture you choose should change as your family grows.
For more innovative ideas for kid-friendly spaces, check out our iNspired blog.