Many of us grew up with a room in the house that we were not allowed to go in. Or pieces of furniture they were absolutely forbidden to touch!
These days, especially with everyone at home, it’s virtually impossible to have those insane limits on kids. Besides, who wants that nowadays anyways? We want kids to feel comfortable to lounge in any room, especially the den. But how do we do it without sacrificing design? Design expert Brenda Danso is here to should you how you can have it all.
#1: Durable Fabric
Leather is a great option – it’s easy to wipe spills, it ages well and it’s durable. Heavy-duty materials such as denim or twill are also good options! These fabrics are also pleasing to the eye, so there’s no sacrifice of style!
#2: A Good Rug
Rugs create a soft landing for kids to play on. It can also be removed for professional cleaning, which is a big plus. Synthetic blends are easy to clean and family friendly, and can come in any style you want.
#3: Round Coffee Table
A circular table is ideal, since there’s no sharp edges to bang off of. You can also go with an upholstered option like a stylish, oversize ottoman. Either way, be sure to avoid those injury-inducing corners.
#4: Minimal Clutter
Kids need to be active, so avoid picture frames, vases and decorative objects, or keep them out of reach. Keep surfaces as clear as possible to avoid injuries or having your possessions broken.
#5: Storage Cabinets
These are a great hiding place for toys and books. If you need extra organization, add some baskets in. This helps keep necessities close while keeping the area itself clean and clutter-free.
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