If you’re an adult living with kids, then chances are that your living room is a disaster. The couches are covered in crumbs, the floor has markers on it and there’s a pile of toys under the table. It may seem impossible to create a space that is both fun for children and practical for adults, but it doesn’t have to be! In this article we will talk about living room decoration and how to create a living room that appeals to both children and grown-ups alike.
Use bright colors and fun patterns to add some excitement to the space
First of all, you will want to choose colors that are fun and cheerful but still grown-up. Avoid bright primary colors (reds, blues, purples) for the furniture because of kids love those. Instead use bright accent colors on pillows or throw blankets so they can add a pop of color without making too much mess. I also recommend using playful patterns like polka dots or stripes. They will make the space feel fun and vibrant, without being too childish.
Add some storage to keep things organized. One of the main problems with living rooms is that they can quickly become cluttered with toys and games.
Include plenty of comfortable seating for kids to relax in
If you want kids to actually use the living room, then you need to make sure it’s comfortable for them. This means adding plenty of soft seating like couches and beanbags, as well as a few big cushions that they can lounge on. It may seem like an extra expense, but in the long run it will be worth it!
Create zones for different activities. One of the best ways to make a living room work for both children and adults is to create separate zones for different activities. For example, you could have one area with a table for playing games or doing homework, and another area with sofas where people can relax.
Add a few playful accessories, such as a small slide or a climbing wall
Some children enjoy playing with blocks and figures, but others get equally excited about their toys when they jump onto something that looks fun to climb on or slide down. They sometimes also need a break from playing on their own. For these situations, you should add some accessories to your child’s living room that can turn it into a play area at any time!
The slide will be the main attraction of the room and probably the most used toy. The children simply love going down them, one after another. When they are tired of that, the slide can be used as a climbing wall. It is useful for all children, but particularly those who are active and energetic.
Add some toys to this room, if your child needs to play with something else other than the accessories or climb on them without sliding down or vice versa.
Hang pictures and posters of their favorite cartoons or movie characters
Many people assume that painting a child’s room in a bright color is the best way to decorate. However, many colors can make a small room look dark and cramped when there are not enough wall hangings. Many people assume [that painting a child’s room in a bright color is the best way to decorate. However, many colors can make a small room look dark and cramped when there are not enough wall hangings.
If you want your kids to feel comfortable in their rooms, it is best to paint the walls in a color that is calm and relaxing. Many people choose off-white or light green because they help create a comforting atmosphere. This will help your children to relax, which will make it easier for them to fall asleep at night. However, if you want a brighter room or one with more color, stick with pale colors instead of dark ones.
Make sure there is plenty of storage for toys and games
Having kids in your home is quite fun, but it can also be pretty exhausting. Many people worry about finding the right balance when it comes to work and family life when they have children. But if you really want to enjoy your kids when they are young, you should consider making lots of time for them. Kids need lots of attention every day, and it’s your job to provide that attention. And even though you might think that playtime is just for kids, there’s a chance that you can get in on the fun too.
One of the most important things that every child needs is a place where they can feel comfortable and safe at home. You can achieve this by adding a couple of kids’ items to your home. There are lots of ways to accomplish this, but today we’re going to focus on the living room. If you have some living room ideas for kids, there’s no doubt that your little one’s first impression will be more positive. And if they think it looks cool, their friends might also want to play at your place. So what kind of things should you look for when you’re trying to make the living room a better environment for children?
Install a chalkboard or whiteboard wall for creative playtime
For a more permanent option, there is always the option of painting your wall with chalkboard paint. There are many companies that make this type of specialized paint and in any hardware store you can find it in different colors. This will cost anywhere from $30 -$40 per quart. Chalkboard paint has become increasingly popular in modern homes and is a great way to add some flair to your kids play area. It is neat because it allows you the option of changing how the wall looks with just a quick coat of paint. This can be either leaving it white for when your child is very young, or using another color so that they have their own designated space without having to repaint an entire room.
Another exceptional idea would be to invest in pre-designed and manufactured wallpaper that features pictures and words with blackboards in them. If possible buy wallpaper that is self adhesive which will make the application process much easier.
If neither of these two options sounds like something you would like, you can always opt for old school method of covering an existing wall with blackboard paint. When choosing this option it is always best to be safe than sorry and I would recommend testing the paint on your wall before you begin the process just to make sure that your wall will withstand the painting. This may take a few days or even weeks depending on how large an area you are covering so you will need patience, but it’s definitely worth it. This way if at any time in the future you want to remove the blackboard feature, all of your drywall remains intact without having to worry about patching up holes later.