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How to Create a Stylish Yet Kid-friendly Space

Updated: May 5, 2020

You do not have to sacrifice style for function in order to have a family/kid-friendly space. With the tips below, you can create a space that will inspire you while making even your toddler comfortable.


The upholstery

Choose stain-resistant fabric (for example, leather, microfibre and denim) for your couches, slipcovers, sofas, dining chairs and your upholstered furniture in general. You do not have to purchase dark upholstery for a kid-friendly space although darker coloured ones might be more resistant to stains than lighter ones. When choosing lighter coloured upholstery consider protecting it with slipcovers and other sofa protectors.


The coffee table

Choose an upholstered ottoman instead of a traditional rectangular coffee table to kid-proof your space and protect your little ones from getting bumped against the coffee table. You can also consider using easily washable fabrics like vinyl to protect against wear as ottomans are one of the heavily used items around the home.


The flooring

Carpets, rugs, wood and vinyl made from natural fibres are the best options for a kid-friendly space. Adding floor cushion to your space will also give your kids a soft place to land by giving that extra protection to their knees, head and hands.