Childproofing Home Without Compromising on Style
First of all, you are in need of a nursery for babies. Designing the nursery to fit your interior can be tricky, but it would be best to go for the matchy-matchy solution. By matching colors, patterns and textures to your furniture and room décor, you can make the nursery seem like an exceptional part of any room. Don’t forget to think about functionality, because every nursery needs a quality crib, a cozy rocking chair, a comfortable changing table and a lot of storage space (just in case).
As for the living room, think about how you can make the space provided more adaptable, so that both your younger and older kids can play in it. In my experience, it’s a lot less stressful if you could do your everyday work while keeping an eye on the kids all the time, so try making the living room space as flexible as possible. Modular couches are a great way to make this happen, because they have changeable elements that can easily be arranged into different settings to make your living room space more efficient.
It would be a good idea if you could have a straight look on the living room from the kitchen, too. I spend a lot of my time preparing meals and making treats for the whole family, so for me it was quite convenient to have the wall between the living room and the kitchen remodeled into a kitchen island arch (and it looks absolutely stunning).
Don’t forget to think about safety and injury-proof your house, too. First of all, we all know kids love to play with electrical ends. So, keep all chords out of their reach and all sockets covered. A stylish way to do this is by designing your own DIY socket covers than can mask the existence of socket holes.
Be prepared to set fences and warnings of restricted areas everywhere you think your kids can be possibly hurt. My child loves going to the balcony, which is why we have put a specialized fence with a code. The fence design goes wonderfully to the rest of the room, so it turned out to be also a great décor element.
Kids love biting stuff, too, so make sure to keep them surrounded all the time with stuff that’s baby teeth friendly. Natural wood, natural rubber and silicone are the best choices for chewing toy materials. Also, keep in mind that once they start crawling, they will spend a lot of time on the floor. Thus, you need to clean the floors regularly, and it would be best to use non-toxic cleaning products like baking soda or low-percentage alcohol.
Finally, don’t miss out on the wonders of technology that enable you to keep track of your children even when you’re not around. Placing a baby monitor on your night stand is one way to prevent marking every room of the house as children’s territory. Keep in mind that you have to sleep and relax sometimes, so make your bedroom an off-limits zone. This won’t make you a less dedicated mom, but a more rested and satisfied one.
Good luck, ladies