Just because you have a baby now doesn't mean your sense of style and taste for home design has to go out the window. It is possible to have a living room that is very baby and toddler-friendly, while also being sophisticated enough to please your adult eye. Here are a few of our favorite tips for creating a baby-friendly but stylish living room:
Look for Cool Coffee Table Alternatives
The sharp edges of a traditional coffee table suddenly seem super dangerous when you have little ones in the house. Replacing a rectangular coffee table with a round one is one option. Another idea is to use stylish poufs or a large upholstered ottoman instead of a coffee table. If you happen to be crafty, you could even make your own tufted, kid-friendly ottoman from your old coffee table using online tutorials.
Incorporate Decorative Storage
Extra storage is a must in your living room once you have a baby. You need as many places as possible to stash extra diapers, nursing blankets, toys, baby books, and other daily items. Woven baskets come in a variety of colors and styles, and look great on bookshelves and even the bottom shelf of end tables, while keeping your living room clutter-free. Ottomans with lids are great for storing larger items like extra blankets or collections of kid movies.
Brighten the Walls with Washable Paint
Sometimes all a living room needs to go from ho-hum to lovely is a fresh coat of paint. When picking out paint colors for your living room, focus on washable paints. These paints are stain-resistant and easy to wipe clean, which means they will remain beautiful and new-looking even once your baby is walking and wiping jam-covered little fingers onto the walls.
Experience Design-Friendly Play Mats
Our kids play mat are designed to be comfortable and functional, while also perfectly complementing your grown-up taste. They are beautiful enough to leave out all the time, but can also easily be rolled up and stashed away if you prefer.
You can design a living room that is beautiful to look at while also being safe and comfortable for babies and toddlers. For more helpful tips and fun parenting ideas, be sure to subscribe to or bookmark our blog.