When you start a family, you probably know that you’ll have to make some changes to the way you run your home, and that likely extends to your décor. The living room is the space you’ll probably spend the most time in with your new family addition, so getting it set up correctly is essential. However, striking the right balance between your dream luxury living room and providing the right sort of baby/child-friendly environment is sometimes challenging.
Here’s some advice on how to get it right first time.
Adapt and Freshen Up Your Colour Scheme
The first thing you need to do when you know you’ve got a new family member on the way is go round your living room and consider how your colour scheme might need to change if it’s going to be in the presence of an accident-prone baby. You can try your best, but accidents are bound to happen, so, for example, if you have a white sofa, now is the time to upgrade, or, more cost-effectively purchase an inexpensive throw in a darker shade with a mess-masking pattern so that when those accidents do happen, it’s not going to be as large of a problem, and you’ve added a splash of colour to your living room, helping to keep it fresh.
Be Strategic with Baby-Safe, Stylish Room Furniture
It’s likely that there are certain parts of your living room that you’re not so keen on letting your new baby around, such as those plug sockets in the corner of the room. If that’s the case, you might need to consider a quick room change around. If there’s a whole corner of the room you want to cover, purchasing a stylish corner sofa might be a sensible choice, as it provides a soft, cushy barrier for your baby, and a delightful new addition to your room for you to relax on.
Best for Your Baby
You might be fond of the glass living room coffee table and the sharp, intricately designed ornaments set next to your fire, but once your baby gets here, you’ll have to put their needs first. This doesn’t however, mean that you need to get rid of all of the personality in the room. Why not swap the coffee table out for a soft foot rest, and your ornaments for highly attached paintings and tapestries, which keep your walls from looking bare, and add some luxurious culture to your room.
Ultimately, once you get going, it’s easy to think of ways to balance a luxurious living room décor aesthetic with your baby’s needs, so hopefully you’re now more aware of the options.