For many parents, trendy pieces and hot decor ideas might sound nice, but they feel unrealistic or impossible to add to their homes. Most homes are not designed with kids in mind, but maybe more should be. These 7 design ideas are a great way to turn your home into a kid-friendly space that you’ll love too!
1. Living Room Play Area
Add easy-to-reach stylish storage to entertaining rooms like your living room or dining room. Even though you might want that room looking pretty and pristine most of the time, your kids can enjoy sitting and playing with games and toys, and easily store their things when it’s time for clean-up.
2. Play Table with Seat Storage
These clever play table chairs let your children pull games and coloring supplies out from under their chairs, and easily stow them away when they’re finished. Because it comes with its own storage, this children’s table can fit in any room, even one without toy boxes or book shelves.
3. Kid’s Closet Organization
Built-in closets are usually great, but they’re not always made with kids in mind. Instead of bringing in a dresser to store folded clothes, turn the area underneath the hanging clothing into an easy access set of drawers, so that your children can gain confidence picking out their own clothes every morning.
4. Seating and Storage Solution
Seating and storage — two things every room could use a little more of. For your child’s room or playroom, try this clever IKEA hack using three book cases, to make a window seat and toy storage combination.
5. Kid Accessible Bathroom
Rid your home of damp towels left on the floor and general bathroom mess, by turning your bathroom into a kid-conscious space. Simple adjustments, like a stepping stool by the toilet and low hanging towel hooks, are all it takes to make your child comfortable in the bathroom.
6. Children’s Reading Nook
If you’ve got a child in your household, then it’s a good idea to have a reading nook in your house. Giving kids a place that encourages mental exercise and exploring their imaginations is a powerful feature for your home. Any corner with some space for books and a comfy cushion or two will do!
7. Sandbox in a Weekend
While you contemplate what to add to your backyard this spring, consider adding this kid-friendly feature all by yourself. A small backyard sandbox isn’t only a totally doable DIY, it’s a great upgrade for your outdoor area. Say hello to many happy summer days spend building castles and digging to China.
For more great kid-friendly ideas, inspirations, and how-to’s, check out our Kids page on Hometalk.
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