Although this is a challenge, we’ve managed to put together some of the best tips for creating a family-friendly seating arrangement which can help you create that welcoming social space in the centre of your home.
Luxurious Childproof Leather
You don’t need to sacrifice style to find a sofa that your entire family can enjoy. Smart, brown leather sofas like the ones from Indigo Furniture will add a touch of stately class to your home and benefits from having a tough exterior that your kids can play around all day without the risk of damage.
You could make the most of this trend by matching it with a soft pattered throw; tartan is a particularly fashionable way to go, and will also help protect your sofa further from your kids.
Scattered Bean Bags and Comfy Cushions
If you have an expensive living room suite that you don’t want your children climbing all over, an effecting tip to keep them away is to scatter bean bags and comfortable cushions around the room so that they turn to them instead of your expensive sofa.
The best thing about using bean bags and cushions is that they can really make a room feel cosy, so the winters in your living room will be greatly improved using the scattered cushion technique. If you fancy saving money and making your own, check out this Pinterest board for some unique cushion style ideas.
The Wood Ensemble Look
If you want your living room to have an eclectic feeling, you can create a stylish, child-proof look by using individual, ornate dark wooden chairs around the room which will give your room a glamorous edge. Even better, your children will find it difficult to put crayon marks on the polished wooden surface, which will also help to waterproof them.
You can accessorise this trend using unique cushions for extra comfort, and this will also help to stop your children having nasty accidents banging themselves on the wood.
So as you can see, your living room doesn’t have to suffer at the expense of your kids, and if you design your seating arrangement intelligently you’ll be able to satisfy your style urges while keeping your furniture and kids safe.