If the thought of babyproofing your home is sending you in a tailspin, you’ve come to the right place. Just because you have an adorable little one who’s starting to move around, doesn’t mean you can’t have a beautiful home. From choosing with right fabrics to how to safely display your valuables, we’ll help you child-proof in style.
1. Stick to Fabulous Yet Durable Fabrics
When it comes to interior design as a parent, you don’t have to completely sacrifice pretty things for your little one. Instead, choose durable fabrics and materials that will stand the test of time. For upholstery, consider outdoor fabric for your couches and chairs.
Outdoor fabrics are great for adding warmth, color, and texture. They are also water repellent, easy to wipe clean, and tough to stain. Instead of using the plastic furniture covers your grandmother may have used, we can help you choose fun fabrics that can handle any mess your little one gets into.
When you choose the right materials, you’ll have a pretty space you don’t have to constantly worry about. When you’re parenting young children, you have plenty of other things to worry about. Don’t let your furniture be one of them.
2. Remove Dangerous, Low Hanging Fruit From Sticky Fingers
When babies first learn to crawl, stand up and walk, they will gravitate towards things on their level. While you hope it’s the baby blocks you placed on the floor, it’s often a pretty lamp on a low side table.
To remove the temptation, place valuables and breakable items up at a higher level. Having kids doesn’t mean you can’t surround yourself with your favorite things. It just means you may have to rearrange to keep your belongings and your baby safe.
Consider vertical built-in shelving to house photographs in glass frames, antiques, and special items. Cabinets with glass fronts are also great for storing pretty breakables. They can be secured to the wall and locked for safekeeping.
3. Involve Your Child in the Process
When your children grow up with stairs, tricky doorways, and décor items in their home, they adapt and get used to them. A baby with stairs in their home may learn to go up and downstairs before a child who doesn’t. One of the best ways to babyproof your home is to let them safely explore and learn their space. Let them practice using the stairs, for example.
You may be surprised to know that kids will learn where to play and where not to. While they may explore the toilet when you’re distracted on a Zoom call, this isn’t where they want to set up a playroom. Babies and kids want to be where you are. We can help you create a safe home for your children they will be excited to play in.
As your child grows, involve them in the design of their space and your own. Getting them involved and letting them explore will keep them invested in caring for their space. You may even have a budding designer in your family.
Child-Proof in Style
If you’re ready to child-proof your home in style, we’re here to help. We can help you make your home more functional and child-friendly without sacrificing design. Fill out the contact form here to book your design consultation.