A question that I get from many clients is, “How do I get the fresh, clean high-end look I love but still have a kid-friendly home?” If you have a family, white couches and expenisve rugs might make you cringe and the idea of a stain-free, clutter-free space might make you laugh. Kids are hard on homes. But although you should factor them in to your design plans, kids don’t mean you have to sacrifice the look you love. Today I am sharing tips on creating a home the whole family can live in and love.
Use Washable, Stain Resistant Upholstery
A lot of the most popular pins on Pinterest use white furniture. It’s a look many of my clients love, but of course one hard to maintain with kids. If your heart is set on white, it is doable. Choose a slipcovered sofa in washable fabric. I love to use indoor/outdoor Perennials fabric that can easily be wiped down. Another option is to use a light colored natural linen fabric instead. It captures the fresh beachy feel of white, without the stress.