One of the hardest parts about becoming a parent is making your pristinely decorated home kid friendly. However, just because you’ve got kids doesn’t mean your style needs to change. There are many things that you can do to make your home comfortable and practical for everyone to live in. 

Designate a space just for them

A designated kids playroom gives space for your kids to do their own activities
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The first thing that you should do is designate a space just for them. This can be in your house or outside of it, but make sure to create some sort of separate area where they can go and feel comfortable doing whatever activity interests them. The first thing that you should do is come up with an idea for what this special place will look like, and then maybe get in touch with some architects that can help you out with this idea. You can think about putting up walls, creating a small room within the larger one, adding specific furniture pieces, like comfortable bean bag chairs for lounging around on.

For example, if your child likes art, try building different stations throughout their creative space, so they have everything easily accessible when needed.

This way, kids know exactly where to go when they need time alone or want to engage in something more active than reading.

Ensure there’s enough storage space

It’s also essential to make sure that there is enough storage space for their belongings. This could be anything from toy chests to dressers, and it will help keep the house less cluttered overall. Not only will this give your child a designated place to put things away, but they’ll also feel more at home when everything has its own spot. And as an added bonus, you’ll be able to find what you need much faster when you don’t have to search through a sea of toys.

Built in storage in living room alcoves provides vital storage space
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Avoid furniture with sharp edges

When furnishing your child’s space, one thing to avoid is furniture with sharp edges. This can be dangerous for kids, as they may not be aware of the risks and could end up hurting themselves.

Instead, look for soft and rounded pieces, like a couch or chair made out of fabric. This will help them feel safe and comfortable in their own home, which is key when it comes to making sure they want to spend time there.

Encourage outdoor activities

Kids love being outside, so encourage outdoor activities at home
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Kids love outdoor activities and it’s a good opportunity for them to have a chance of scene and not be in the house all the time. Even if you have a small outdoor space, try and make some room for your kids to enjoy being outside, so they can let off steam or play with friends. If there’s room, consider having a trampoline in the garden or set up a basketball hoop or outdoor games they can play with. If you have an old shed that’s unused, perhaps you could turn it into a den for them? 

These are just a few tips to get you started on creating a more kid-friendly environment at home. By following these guidelines, you’ll make your life a little easier and give your children a place where they can truly feel welcome.

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