Just because you have a family and a family home, that doesn’t mean that you can’t create a space that is smart and stylish as well as practical. However, a lot of families struggle to create living spaces that combine both functionality and style, which can mean that their homes aren’t spaces that they are happy with.
Believe it or not, as many families have demonstrated with their own home design, it’s easier than you would think to create a living space that is both functional and on-trend, it’s just a case of getting the balance right, that’s all. Bearing that in mind, below are some useful tips and pieces of advice for creating a space that is both family-friendly and stylish.
Opt for easy-to-clean items
Kids make mess, there’s no getting around that fact, so it’s important to be mindful of this. If you are going to create a stylish family living space, it’s vital that you only incorporate items that are easy to keep clean. From the flooring and wall paint to the furniture, everything needs to be easy-to-clean in order for your home to remain nice.
This means opting for hard floors over carpets (you can always add rugs to increase comfort), paint that’s wipeable, and furniture that either has removable covers and can be washed or has a hard, wipeable surface. You can still incorporate stylish, luxurious items, it’s just a case of making sure they’re washable.
It’s all in the details
When it comes to smart, modern spaces, usually it’s all in the details. Want to create a family living space that is child-friendly and stylish? The key is to be smart about the accessories that you invest in. Take the time to have a browse online and find a range of accessories that fit the space and add that extra touch of glamour and elegance.
It’s things like wall art, ornaments, lamps, rugs, and other simple pieces of furniture and decor that can make all the difference when it comes to home design. If you want to create a space that offers you the ideal shared family space, you need to think carefully about how you should go about designing it to be a good fit for the entire family.
Be mindful of minimalism
Although details are important for creating the ideal space for you and your family, it’s also vital that you are mindful of minimalism. A cluttered space is never a nice space, which is why it’s so important to take the time to think about storage space.
If you want to create a home that is both child and adult-friendly, you need to ensure that there is plenty of storage space available to you. Otherwise, each of the living spaces within your home will end up with children’s toys and games overflowing across the floor, which does not create a nice place to be.
Designing a family living space that’s both stylish and practical is actually much easier than you would think. Take note of the tips and advice above and you can create the most amazing space that’s an ideal fit for the whole family.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.