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The Designed Friendly-Family Home

Linda is a seasoned writer and home-decorating authority. She loves sharing design trends, decor ideas, and useful tips with her readers.

Layer throw pillows and beautiful furniture colors. This stylish space for the whole family.

Layer throw pillows and beautiful furniture colors. This stylish space for the whole family.

Use Maintenance Upholstery Fabrics

Do furniture purchases these types of upholstered fabrics? Select a fabric or other kinds of materials that could stain and don't weave snags. The tight-weave fabrics are not snag-proof. Make sure upholstery fabrics that are tweed and loose weaves that would snag on the cushions. High-performance fabrics are leather, polyester, denim, canvas and microfiber.

Look for textures that are nubby or woven that are clean stains. Fabrics are velour and synthetic pile upholstery.

Look for textures that are nubby or woven that are clean stains. Fabrics are velour and synthetic pile upholstery.

Children's Low Cute Seats

Kids love seats that are on the floor. Whether it's low chairs, floor cushions, trendy poufs or sofas with low profiles. In every space, it adds dimension and comfort. Children are comfortable reading in the fun nook. A cozy beanbag chair can be near low bookshelves, or the kids can go all out and create reading.

Children lounge seating. Little kids love being able to sit in chairs that are just the right size for them, so a kid-size low chairs.

Children lounge seating. Little kids love being able to sit in chairs that are just the right size for them, so a kid-size low chairs.

Rugs or Floors Under the Dining Table

Only do away with rugs under the kitchen table if you're not a lover of sweeping rugs that are crusted over with applesauce and spilled drinks. While a rug may bring comfort to a room, the hassle of cleaning stains and messes that are likely to arise with children may not be worth it. Underneath this dining table, is the floor bare or on other types of rugs. The dining messes even easier to vacuum and scrub.

These are dining tables under rugs or the tables under the wood floors.

These are dining tables under rugs or the tables under the wood floors.

High Traffic Areas

For so much furniture and decor, avoid the temptation to crowd high-traffic places. The common places for the entryways and family spaces, so consider with accent tables, lamps and essential furniture.

The entry with furniture and a lamp table and the ceiling light with the Kilim rug.

The entry with furniture and a lamp table and the ceiling light with the Kilim rug.

Neat Storage

You will never have enough storage in a home with children, especially in mudrooms and family rooms, where children's gear is most plentiful, whether it's barrels, buckets, consoles or built-in cubbies. When visitors stop by at the drop of a hat, practical, elegant storage parts can be a perfect way to easily conceal children's toys.

Initial entryway design into dedicated storage rooms. Mudroom ideas to enhance your home

Initial entryway design into dedicated storage rooms. Mudroom ideas to enhance your home

Kitchen Counter Space

If the kitchen is a spot place for your family to meet, allocate any counter space for children to eat, sketch, talk or help prepare. Outfit your kitchen island or counter with comfortable stools that allow members of the family to meet. Quartz countertop to host extended family celebrations and eight personalized bar stools.

Comfortable stools on the kitchen island counter or work zone is create easy for kids and teens to do homework, sketch, snacks and sitting on the counter. The best part!

Comfortable stools on the kitchen island counter or work zone is create easy for kids and teens to do homework, sketch, snacks and sitting on the counter. The best part!

The Banquette Breakfast Nook

Banquettes are a neat options during meals to handle kids and family adults during the meals. In limited spaces, they are especially great for extending seating capacity. The extra banquette with storage under the benches.

A U-shape banquette breakfast nook in the kitchen.

A U-shape banquette breakfast nook in the kitchen.

Antique Console Furniture

Spend furniture such as antique pieces that ages well. In this wooden console unit is made of distressed wood and metal installed vintage bins in toys. There would be fewer visible nicks which dents and add to the antique appeal.

An vintage toys made with distressed wooden and metal bins.

An vintage toys made with distressed wooden and metal bins.

The Open Shelving

An eyesore might be shelves filled with toys and games. They can even make it look like your family room has been made by the teenagers. The remedy? Utilize in the storage. Look on the shelves in the books and toy games. The teens will clean up in the shelving storage.

A teen's wall is storage with games,  toys, books with a desk, a filing cabinet and plenty of shelving.

A teen's wall is storage with games, toys, books with a desk, a filing cabinet and plenty of shelving.

A King-Size Bed

For morning in the snuggles and so also in the nights when the kids crawl into the family bedroom in their king-sized bed. It makes a world of difference. To make snuggling ever more cozy in the upholstered headboard. For this king-sized bed, curated opted for beautiful fabric.

Luxury upholstered sleigh bed. It has the button tufting. Side rails and a classic sleigh headboard and the footboard.

Luxury upholstered sleigh bed. It has the button tufting. Side rails and a classic sleigh headboard and the footboard.

The Legos in the Wall

Kids come with a ton of things, so check for unintended places to add additional room, such as on walls, behind doors or furniture underneath. Pegboard walls are an innovative means of conveniently holding toys you choose to bring on show or access. From art items to Legos, they can also be used to carry containers of anything.

The Fixer Upper episode with a Legos on the wall in the boy’s room.

The Fixer Upper episode with a Legos on the wall in the boy’s room.

Look at the Velvet Fabric

A velvet as one of those materials that tends to be off-limits and unnecessarily fussy for family use, but not necessarily. It might sound counterintuitive, but really, velvet is super kid-friendly. Plus, it's super gorgeous. Velvet is lightweight and does not snag like other woven fabrics, so it is a particularly clever choice for sofas that get a lot of action from youngsters.

This kid's play room that is for a toddler or the child in the velvet sofa!

This kid's play room that is for a toddler or the child in the velvet sofa!

The Two Keen Sofa Cushions

If you want to keep sofa cushions off limits from fort-building and general playtime chaos recommends sofas with attached seat cushions. Your home has the pets and/or kids. The wear and tear on the cushions, the sofa will a long way for several years.

The pets and kids in the sofa cushions that are durable fabric.

The pets and kids in the sofa cushions that are durable fabric.

Children's Room Theme Art

Getting children means that themes and paintings exclusively sold to kids have to line the walls. Instead, select grown-up work that has children's appeal as well. It doesn't mean that kids can't be introduced to quality art at a young age only because it's a kid's room. A space that is more like a teenage painting or mural. If you're looking for a girlfriend, pop art and abstract art are good places to start.

Kids pink and green decor. Jungles art theme for children’s room. The rattan children’s furniture. A neat rainbow wall art!

Kids pink and green decor. Jungles art theme for children’s room. The rattan children’s furniture. A neat rainbow wall art!

Great Pastel Colors

To add a sense of the space and using colors. With a cream sofa or a pastel accented wall and you can go all out. With color accents such as throw pillows or art, you can even punch up subdued a color scheme. This neutral-toned with the wall and the white windows.

Choose an existing entry room or to begin painting to the accent.

Choose an existing entry room or to begin painting to the accent.

Kids Artwork

You can't find anything more one-of-a-kind than your own child's artwork if you're looking for one-of-a-kind paintings to hang on the walls. Curate the art file of your child and choose some frame-worthy pieces. Without looking like you have just slapped an art project on the wall, they can immediately personalize a space. The wall of this family room was decorated with children's art and other mementos.

The wall behind the sofa is magnetic kid arts paint coated with a latex layer  over it.

The wall behind the sofa is magnetic kid arts paint coated with a latex layer over it.

Children Bunk Beds

Bunk beds are used to share rooms with several sisters and brothers, but once your children are perfect for sleepovers. With a lot of built-in drawers, load this room with single beds as well as bunk beds.

Cozy nook bunks decked with blue, green and dapper stripes with under-bed storage drawers.

Cozy nook bunks decked with blue, green and dapper stripes with under-bed storage drawers.

Keep Furniture Edges

Tables, shelves and several furnitures have edges will sustain a steady state for parents of small children. Use furnishings with circular shapes or bent corners for peace of mind. A perfect alternative to coffee and side tables with rough edges are wide ottomans.

A custom coffee table made to slide over a set of ottomans.

A custom coffee table made to slide over a set of ottomans.

Large Sink Space

When children attempt to brush their teeth and wash up at the same time, a double sink will help to prevent bedtime bottleneck in the bathroom. A trough sink, a sleek alternative to double sinks, is built into this bathroom.

The trough sinks does make a cutest things for little childrens.

The trough sinks does make a cutest things for little childrens.

Kids or Teens Bedroom Outgrown

Take into account the durability of your style decisions and select the furniture and decor that your kids will grow into. It might not be worth the investment if you feel your child would outgrow a bedframe or color scheme within a year or two. Think about as a young type an adult. A child will develop into a space. It was built a bunk bed for this apartment, with the intention that the extra bed would be turned into a desk.

The contemporary interior teen bedroom in a simple and beautiful style.

The contemporary interior teen bedroom in a simple and beautiful style.

Nature Inside in the Home

Plants bring a space to life and promote the interaction of a child with nature. In fact, young children have the pleasure of watering plants. In order to accessorize this sunroom, artist designer used trees. A trio of plants occupies one corner, while the other wall is decorated by a snake vine. On the white countertop and shelves, small plants add color.

 Inside needs lots of natural sun and feels just like plants good.

Inside needs lots of natural sun and feels just like plants good.

Stylish Sized Furniture

With small-scale iterations of on-trend decor, make your kids' rooms just as trendy as the rest of your house. In this playroom, Interiors chose a sleek, chic mid-century bookcase that looks for a metal chair.

Kids table, bookcase or console and metal chairs.

Kids table, bookcase or console and metal chairs.

Exercise and Play

A place for children to get the fun out, especially for those days when it is not a choice to play outdoors. Complete with climbing wall, climbing rope, floor mats, swings and separate in the room for the kids in the playroom.

Basement play area has the foam mats. The monkey bars, trapeze rings and rock-climbing walls

Basement play area has the foam mats. The monkey bars, trapeze rings and rock-climbing walls

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 Linda Chechar

Start a Conversation!

Eman Abdallah Kamel from Egypt on January 19, 2021:

Yes, Linda, you are right. I liked all of them, especially for kids. Thank you for sharing.

Linda Chechar (author) from Arizona on January 18, 2021:

Eman Abdallah, I know you have looked at all of the image home designs with kids and the family!

Eman Abdallah Kamel from Egypt on January 18, 2021:

So beautiful designs.

Linda Chechar (author) from Arizona on January 15, 2021:

Pamela, the designed friendly-family is decorating the rooms in each of the parents and children that looks gorgeous in the home!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on January 15, 2021:

I really like this article, Linda. I wish some of those pictures were of my house. I especially liked some of the suggestions for children, not that I have any living with me now. The pictures and the suggestions were all terrific.

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