Announcement posted by Victory Curtains and Blinds 09 Aug 2021
When a child comes into your life many people think they have to swap their tidy and fashionable living space for a more practical solution, but striking a balance between the two is possible. Stuart Clark, home expert at www.victoryblinds.com.au, shares how to get a stylish home with children around.
Display their “art work”
Many children love being creative and often produce works of art which they give to their family. Instead of putting these away in a drawer, why not put these one of a kind pieces up on the wall to inject some colour.
Go to the dark side
If wood features heavily in your home consider a darker shade as this will conceal scratches and marks. Rich colours like mahogany can look more sophisticated, are durable and are easy to maintain.
Get creative with storage
Wherever there is a child, a trail of toys normally follows so to keep your rooms tidy it is important to get creative with storage ideas. In your living room why not incorporate trendy footstools with storage inside or use boxes to store toys underneath your child’s bed.
Experiment with wallpaper patterns
There are many advantages of using wallpaper over paint, it can last longer and protect the wall underneath more. Incorporating a patterned wallpaper can add character to any room but with children around can really help hide stains and fingermarks.
Use washable fabrics
Microfibre and velvet are great options for living spaces and easily washable along with being known for being durable and soft. Leather is also a great option if you like vintage styles as spills and stains can quickly be cleaned.
Choose the right accessories
Shabby chic rugs are great for your entrance as they will welcome visitors into your home but are also great at preventing dirt from muddy or wet shoes being trampled through the house. If you're weary of a glass table in your living room why not replace this with a fabric ottoman and simply move breakable ornaments onto higher shelves so they can be seen but not touched.
Give your children chores
In return for treats or pocket money, let your children be involved in maintaining the cleanliness of their bedroom. If they’ve worked hard to preserve the house they are more likely to take greater care, especially if they get something out of it!