Décor Essentials For A Family Home

February 10, 2017

Your home should be more than just a place to hang your hat after a long day. When you share a family home with the most important people in your life, it becomes a sanctuary away from the hardships of the outside world — a unique location in which you can build life-long memories with your husband, your wife, your children, and even the family pooch!

If you are looking for a way to improve your décor to make home life safer, more comfortable, and even more vibrant for your family, then there are plenty of great solutions that can add something special to any property. The following are just some of the most popular essentials for family fun and comfort, to help give you a little inspiration for your next big change:

Creative Toy Storage

As a parent, you will spend the majority of your time at home looking for places to store the toys that seem to be constantly strewn across the living room carpet or the landing floor. Unless you live in a house that is brimming with closets and toy chests, you might need to get a little bit creative with your organization solutions. Fortunately, there are plenty of furniture options emerging on the market that can make storage a little simpler.

For instance, you can purchase seats or sofas that have a hidden area for storage inside. Sometimes, a beautiful storage container can be all it takes to convince your kids to become more active about cleaning up their toys, and you can even ask them to help you make decorations for the box, as part of a bonding experience.

The Right Window Accessories

Sleep might be the most important thing any family can get. Whether it is making sure that your kids get plenty of rest before school or ensuring that you have enough energy to tackle work, home life, and extracurricular activities; the perfect bedroom is all about promoting healthy sleep. Since we all seem to drift off a little easier when the light from streetlights and traffic is not blaring through the windows, the right window accessories could be the first step towards sweet dreams.

For instance, unlike curtains that can easily be torn by grabbing hands, full solid shaker shutters can be a beautiful and elegant solution to letting the light in during the day, and keeping it out at night.

A Cozy Sofa

It might seem simplistic, but a comfortable sofa is a crucial part of creating a comfortable family home. Your sofa is where you will curl up with your partner after a long day at work and looking after the kids. It is where you will share movie nights or lie down for a quick nap while the children are at school.

You can often get the most bang for your buck by choosing a neutral fabric that will go with pretty much anything if you decide that you want to change up your décor later. For families, colors such as white and cream might be a little too risky, thus try to go for something that is easy to clean and unlikely to show stains.

A Reliable Rug

Whether you are trying to make sure that your toddler does not graze his knees when he is running around on a hardwood floor or you simply want to add some extra comfort to your living room, a nice rug is a great way to add style and practicality to a family home.

For families, the best solution is to choose something that is comfortable, plush, and fun to walk and sit on, yet also capable of withstanding stains and spills. A luxurious fur rug might not be the answer when you have children sipping from juice boxes on the floor when they are watching cartoons. Instead, go for something more wholesome and pick a timeless color for long-lasting performance.

The Right Artwork

Finally, we all like to spruce up our homes with pictures and canvases, but the average family home always looks better with a blown-up picture of smiling kids on the wall, rather than a picture of a potted plant.

Add some personality to your home by scattering photos everywhere, from the tables to the walls, and even in the hallways if you have the space. Not only will this brighten up your living space, but it will be a great way to constantly inspire smiles from your family as they remember those candid moments every time they step into a room.

The Perfect Family Home

Everyone has a unique idea of the perfect family home. You and your family will need to make decisions about color schemes and decorations based on your personal preferences. However, the tips that we have given above should be enough to give you all the inspiration you need to craft a warm, welcoming and family-friendly space for you and your loved ones!

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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