Posted: 8 August 2019
Wanting to give your growing family’s living room a refresh but struggling to find a balance between practicality and sophistication? When decorating a space that has to fulfil so many needs, it is all about investing in multi-functional and long-lasting pieces that will always look wonderful.
We’re excited to share with you five unique decorating ideas to empower you to transform your living space into one that is kid-friendly yet doesn’t compromise on style.
Featuring: Denali Floor Rug
Rule #1 of family-friendly living rooms is to always avoid including any dangerous furniture in the room. From glass coffee tables to cabinets with sharp corners, all pieces that can result in a bump or a scrape should be avoided.
However, a baby-proof room doesn’t mean that all of your furniture has to be baby-ish. There are lots of stylish alternatives available to maintain sophistication in your living room!
Here’s what we recommend for each:
Featuring: Mitre Floor Rug
No parent is a stranger to the abundance of baby and kids stuff that always finds its way to the living room! Make tidy-up easier by investing in smart and stylish storage that will keep toys in easy access but still hidden away.
Our favourite storage hacks include:
A kids area is the perfect accompaniment for a living room, giving your child a comfortable space to read, relax or play with their favourite toys - so that you can kick back and relax too!
Take advantage of the stylish kids’ decor on offer and create a space that will inspire fun while fitting in with your overall look.
We love the ‘earth baby’ trend in children’s interiors right now, which features beautiful natural materials and tones that perfectly compliment ‘grown-up’ spaces. We have also seen ‘colourful corners’ work very well in seemingly minimalistic living rooms - stick to three hero colours for the kids’ area to create a living room that wows.
Mini furniture pieces are irresistible to little ones - not to mention super cute!
“Style your living room with ‘mini’ size furniture pieces, using neutral tones and quality Warwick fabric to outlast your child's growth and industry trends! ’The Little Tribe Sofa’ paired with an upholstered drum ottoman will ensure hours of comfort for your children.” - Sheree, The Cullin Design
In addition to mini sofas, kids tables & chairs are always a favourite. For extra impact, match the fabrics or materials of the mini furniture to the larger pieces in the room.
Featuring: Mitre Floor Rug
Little ones are bound to spend lots of time on the living room floor playing with their toys and lying down. For this reason, it is a great idea to include a large, spacious rug in your living space to keep your little ones comfortable.
Stick to rugs in darker colourways or that have a pattern. These styles will hide little spills or other wear and tear more easily. With Weave’s wide collection of floor rugs, you will not need to compromise on style. Our rugs are available in a range of tasteful dark colourways including Pigment, Tar or Basalt.
"My pick is Weave’s Andes Rug with its cotton warp threads that tie down the gorgeous lush chunky wool yarn; this rug is both texturally & visually gorgeous for use in both formal and relaxed settings.” - Sheree, The Cullin Design
We have put together a useful blog on choosing a rug for home. Check it out for some practical tips on rug placement and things to consider when purchasing a rug for high traffic areas such as the family living room.
Thanks to Sheree, the Director of The Cullin Design & The Cullin Interiors, for sharing her beautiful imagery used throughout this article as well as her unique styling ideas for family living rooms. The Cullin Design is a Melbourne based upholstery company who specialise in beds, sofas & interior design for the whole family. Visit their website to discover their range that features fabrics from Warwick.