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Things You Need to Know for Choosing the Perfect Color Palette

https://youtu.be/s1r1qIoAFx8 Picking a color palette is never easy. The whole process, from gathering inspiration to actually selecting colors, can be challenging. It’s also a critical part of home design as certain colors can make you feel a certain way. Fret not....

Top 6 Tips on Designing a Kid-Friendly Home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h30KAJWIQfY Everyone loves a stylish home but when you have playful children who dominate your space, sometimes it can be a bit tricky to stay true to your home design. It can be challenging, yes, but it only takes a little planning to...

How to Introduce Fun and Lively Patterns into Your Home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7D3hnbVMrk Bringing pattern into your home may not be for everyone especially if you’re a fan of solid colors, but adding prints and patterns can instantly make any space have that lived-in feel that’s definitely cozier and more...

Top 6 Tips on How to Have a Perfect Outdoor Lighting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfNHReiwxuQ Having a wow-worthy outdoor lighting design may not be on top of your home improvement plans but this is definitely something you should consider. It’s not only good aesthetic-wise but a well-lit home can make you and your...

Here’s How to Have a Beautiful Outdoor Dining Area

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oa90aDdkPjQ When you have an outdoor dining area, you don’t only have a place where you can share good food and conversation aside from your dining room, but also a relaxing place where you can chill with family and friends. A creative...

Top 6 Ways to Create Dark and Moody Interiors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4u1b7DoJow There are people who love the idea of an all-white interior with bright and cheery vibe, but there are also those who like it stylishly dark and cozy. If you’re more drawn to the latter, then it means that you like its...

Different Ways to Style the End of Your Bed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXn4ZhTvF7E The bed has always been the main event in the bedroom. But to bring out the best in bedroom style, you shouldn’t forget about what’s at the foot of your bed. Whether you go for a minimal design or a more layered and lived-in...

Things to Consider Before Converting your Attic into a Useable Room

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-hw8NR1Ta4 Homeowners usually consider a garage or basement renovation when they’re planning to add extra space. However, attics have a lot of potential as a unique extra room, too. It can be an additional room where you can hang out...

What are the Best Colors to Paint Your Kitchen?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7PuHrb_Emk As with every part of your home, it’s important that your kitchen area reflects your unique taste and personality—especially because it’s the heart of your household. With the right color, it can even affect how you feel...

Style Secrets for Traditional Design

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDuJNE78FmM There’s a reason why this style has thrived for so long. Taking its inspiration from the past, the traditional style is all about having each element properly placed. It’s more than just having refined furnishings, though,...

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Things You Need to Know for Choosing the Perfect Color Palette

https://youtu.be/s1r1qIoAFx8 Picking a color palette is never easy. The whole process, from gathering inspiration to actually selecting colors, can be challenging. It’s also a critical part of home design as certain colors can make you feel a certain way. Fret not....

Top 6 Tips on Designing a Kid-Friendly Home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h30KAJWIQfY Everyone loves a stylish home but when you have playful children who dominate your space, sometimes it can be a bit tricky to stay true to your home design. It can be challenging, yes, but it only takes a little planning to...

How to Introduce Fun and Lively Patterns into Your Home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7D3hnbVMrk Bringing pattern into your home may not be for everyone especially if you’re a fan of solid colors, but adding prints and patterns can instantly make any space have that lived-in feel that’s definitely cozier and more...

Top 6 Tips on How to Have a Perfect Outdoor Lighting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfNHReiwxuQ Having a wow-worthy outdoor lighting design may not be on top of your home improvement plans but this is definitely something you should consider. It’s not only good aesthetic-wise but a well-lit home can make you and your...

Here’s How to Have a Beautiful Outdoor Dining Area

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oa90aDdkPjQ When you have an outdoor dining area, you don’t only have a place where you can share good food and conversation aside from your dining room, but also a relaxing place where you can chill with family and friends. A creative...

Top 6 Ways to Create Dark and Moody Interiors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4u1b7DoJow There are people who love the idea of an all-white interior with bright and cheery vibe, but there are also those who like it stylishly dark and cozy. If you’re more drawn to the latter, then it means that you like its...

Different Ways to Style the End of Your Bed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXn4ZhTvF7E The bed has always been the main event in the bedroom. But to bring out the best in bedroom style, you shouldn’t forget about what’s at the foot of your bed. Whether you go for a minimal design or a more layered and lived-in...

Things to Consider Before Converting your Attic into a Useable Room

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-hw8NR1Ta4 Homeowners usually consider a garage or basement renovation when they’re planning to add extra space. However, attics have a lot of potential as a unique extra room, too. It can be an additional room where you can hang out...

What are the Best Colors to Paint Your Kitchen?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7PuHrb_Emk As with every part of your home, it’s important that your kitchen area reflects your unique taste and personality—especially because it’s the heart of your household. With the right color, it can even affect how you feel...

Style Secrets for Traditional Design

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDuJNE78FmM There’s a reason why this style has thrived for so long. Taking its inspiration from the past, the traditional style is all about having each element properly placed. It’s more than just having refined furnishings, though,...

Everyone loves a stylish home but when you have playful children who dominate your space, sometimes it can be a bit tricky to stay true to your home design. It can be challenging, yes, but it only takes a little planning to keep your kids from turning your home into their big playground. The key here is to add accent pieces here and there but try to keep everything else minimal and well, kid-friendly. Here are some tips on how to have a worry-free and child-friendly home design.

 

 

Look for a Low Maintenance Couch

There’s a saying, “It’s better to be safe than sorry” and it’s also true when choosing the right material for your couch. Doing so, will make you less worried about stains. Make sure to buy the couch which has the most natural stain resistance. Your best option is leather as it’s easy to wipe down. If it isn’t your style, you can also opt for cotton or linen sofas with slip-off covers that are easy to clean.

 

 

Get a Timeless Dining Table

Always be practical about choosing your dining table—whether you prefer a formal dining room or a more relaxed one. Look for a table that ages gracefully as this is where you’ll spend a lot of family time, making it part of the kids’ memories. Avoid high maintenance tables like the super glossy ones which require polishing every day and look for those that are easy to maintain.

 

 

Pick the Right Rugs

Inevitably, kids will play and sometimes even eat on rugs so there’s really no way around this—they will get dirty. To remedy this dilemma, choose a stain-resistant rug or use your outdoor rug indoors. Design wise, they look good as they often have fun and bright patterns, perfect as an accent rug under the table and in the living room area. They’re also easy to clean. Just take outside where you can hose them off.

 

 

Use Stain-Resistant Paints

Washable paints are perfect so you don’t have to worry about marks and even text scribbles on your walls. When it comes to the color, don’t be afraid to use white walls as this will actually work well against different patterns and colors. Again, just make sure you get the water-based paint as they’re easy to clean and built exactly for this.

 

 

Check Your Furniture

Don’t use furniture with sharp edges or at least keep them somewhere the kids don’t hang out often. Look for stylish pieces that are kid and family friendly like ottomans. It’s perfect when you need extra seating and there are those that come with storage space so you can also put some toys and small lose items inside.

 

 

Consider Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is just as striking as its wooden counterpart. It’s the best option if you want to have the look of timber floorboards sans worrying about scratches and obvious wear. It also comes in different styles so you can still achieve the look you’re going for without worrying about the kids spilling drinks and scratching the floor with their toys.

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