3 Tips for a Kid Friendly Room

Cascade Mountain Home Cle Elum Kids Bedroom Design

Hi All!

A few posts back we spoke about 5 helpful tips to create a pet friendly home. I hope you found the tips helpful? From flooring and fabrics to function and finishing touches, we covered them all. When designing a durable and livable home we consider what is going to cause the most wear and tear. We know pets are on the list, but as a Mom of 3, I can tell you that kids are at the top of that list. A kid friendly house is a livable home, so, let’s cover some tips on creating a home that will withstand the unavoidable messes our precious children leave in the wake of their daily activities.

Paint

When choosing paint for a kid friendly room, think safety first. We may not envision our kids licking their walls, but you never know! When choosing a safe paint, ask for a water-based product. It should contain zero volatile organic compounds. Consider asking for a paint that does not require a primer, these will carry less chemicals. Benjamin Moore offers a paint that is certified asthma and allergy friendly, called Natura.

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Some inspiration from the Natura Paint Collection…

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Fabric

Fabric is the personality of a space. It brings life to a room and becomes the focal point of the overall style. I have spoken about durable fabrics in the form of indoor/outdoor fabric and how stylish they have become over the years. But if you’re looking for something beyond classic stripes and subtle prints, something a little more playful, I’ve got you covered. No pun intended. 🙂

This adorable playroom was designed by Susana Chango from Chango & Co. Perennials fabric was used on the gray floor cushions and I’m willing to bet they will withstand the rowdiest playdates.

 

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Let the Perennials magic continue, with these super fun prints. The perfect addition to a kids room looking for a little touch of WOW!

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Stones – Hotsy Totsy | Splat – Sugar Snap | Swish – French Lilac | Scribbles – Hotsy Totsy

Lulu DK’s indoor/outdoor collection, Portofino, is available through Duralee and has some bright and fun options.

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Harlow – Pink Lemonade | Lucia – Lemon | Anguilla – Raspberry | Haven – Green

Furniture

Opt for sweet, yet durable pieces. A great place to start is considering the finishes. Polyurethane finish is one of the best choices, it provides unparalleled durability and is also water resistant.

I love these darling bistro chairs from Pottery Barn. The chairs are wood kiln dried for added strength and sealed with a coat of lacquer for that extra step of durability.

 

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Pottery Barn continues to shine with their beds. This one in particular is checking all the durability boxes including the multi-step finish process, using a child-safe, water-based paint.

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Best ~ Michelle

1 Comment

  1. Ken Lewis

    Fabulous blog, Michelle! We always love reading your blogs as well as promoting them via Studio Designer! Check out your blog featured on their Twitter: https://twitter.com/studiowebware/status/1018910637508976640

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