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.
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.
Some inspiration from the Natura Paint Collection…
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. 🙂
via Domino Magazine
Let the Perennials magic continue, with these super fun prints. The perfect addition to a kids room looking for a little touch of WOW!
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.
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.
Best ~ Michelle