How To Achieve A Stylish Home With Kids

Designing your home to be child-friendly and effortlessly stylish isn’t as challenging as you might think! Striking the balance between functional comfort and timeless elegance is a breeze when you have some of the simplest and most inexpensive tips at your disposal! To help you create a gorgeous and trendy home that can still handle all the mess and chaos of little people, check out our best interior design ideas below…

designing your homeIMAGE CREDIT: Modsy

1. Embrace texture and pattern
Not only does a complementary mix of fabrics and patterns easily elevate a space, but it also provides a convenient disguise for any accidental spills or unsightly stains. When designing your home, opt for a durable, textured throw to drape over your lounge suite and reduce the risk of any greasy little fingers leaving permanent marks! Consider upholstering cushions and armchairs in an ikat print or bold, graphic pattern that adds personality, colour and energy to your interior.

2. Select durable upholstery
Given it’s surprisingly easy to find long-lasting, yet stylish fabrics these days combining practicality with simple chic is now an effortless task. Choosing durable upholstery for your everyday furniture, such as your lounge and dining suites makes cleaning up those inevitable messes nearly pain-free! There’s no need to sacrifice style when you can readily source family-friendly fabrics that provide high rub content, durability and structural integrity.

designing your homeIMAGE CREDIT: Nonagon Style

3. Storage, storage and more storage!
Kids come with lots of possessions and their accumulation of toys, mementos and large, fluffy teddy bears will only increase as they age. Designing your home with lots of closet space and selecting the right pieces with plenty of built-in storage is one way to keep your home child-friendly, yet tidy. Ensure the toys have their own space and are easily accessible with shelving, cabinetry and storage baskets. A home free of clutter is instantly welcoming and allows your style to shine through.

4. Washable paint
Nothing destroys your design aesthetic faster than walls covered with blotches, dents and marks! There’s no need to paint in darker colours, simply opt for a washable paint that can easily be touched up for those more serious stains. Invest in a handy wall eraser too and you’ll be able to keep those walls sleek, spotless and shiny all year round.

designing your homeIMAGE CREDIT: Cuckooland

5. Mess-free floors
Hard flooring is perhaps the smartest choice when it comes to designing your home to be stylish, yet child-friendly. Real wood planks, laminate, vinyl and engineered floorboards are sure to look great for years, even with dirty feet and lots of traffic. Accentuate with thick, dark rugs to add warmth and contrast to hard floors.

6. Make their room a haven
In seeking to create a timelessly stylish abode, don’t forget that your home is home to your children too! If there’s one space where their personal flair should truly shine through, it’s their room. Highlight their achievements and bring lots of light, comfort and colour with bold polka dot patterns in paint-pot primaries – red, blue and yellow. Put their artwork and designs on display and create a mismatched gallery for your child to enjoy and admire.

If you’re building a new home and aren’t sure where to start, be sure to speak with one of our home experts on 1800 184 284. They are independent and highly motivated to see you achieve your dream home goals and can offer you so much more! You can also book a call online.

Kaylah Chesson

Kaylah is completing her final year of a Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws degree at Deakin University. Her particular areas of interest include property and land law, home design and the creative arts.

About

iBuildNew is the market leading aggregator dedicated to residential home construction and land development. As an independent platform, iBuildNew helps Australians identify and compare new home designs, house and land packages and land estates. It’s the smart way home buyers, who are considering a new build, can find the ideal options to match their individual needs. Home building is a big decision, we make sure you get it right.

You may also like

Oct 25, 2019

Interior Design Trends to Look Out for in 2020

With each passing day, 2020 dawns closer and so do the emergence of the latest and grea...
Read More
Sep 17, 2019

How To Create Your New Home Design Brief

Planning a new house or renovating is a very big and exciting project that needs thorou...
Read More
Oct 26, 2019

How To Create The ‘Pawfect’ Home For You...

Pets are a great addition to the family and play a significant role in home life. When ...
Read More
Sep 25, 2019

Pros and Cons of Buying a Display Home For Sale

Nothing compares to the feeling of visiting a display home and walking through the shin...
Read More
Sep 17, 2019

How To Maximise On Indoor-Outdoor Living

Whether you are entertaining guests or you want to create the illusion and have more op...
Read More
Oct 11, 2019

The Great Home Design Debate: Paint VS Wallpaper 

The age-old question of home design: to paint or wallpaper? There are certain advantage...
Read More
Oct 08, 2019

How to Achieve an Energy-Efficient Home

Whether you’re building new or renovating, it's inevitable that the excitement of your ...
Read More
Oct 02, 2019

What Is A Transitional Kitchen And Is It Right For Me?

The kitchen is a highly valued place and plays a significant part in home life. The tra...
Read More
Sep 20, 2019

What is ‘Hygge Living’ and Why is it Important for Y...

Confused by hygge living? You’re not alone. Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) is a Danish word...
Read More
Oct 08, 2019

How To Achieve A Stylish Home With Kids

Designing your home to be child-friendly and effortlessly stylish isn’t as challenging ...
Read More
Sep 20, 2019

How To Use Texture To Zone Your Open-Plan Home

While an open-plan home is all the rage right now, making use of zoning is important to...
Read More
Oct 16, 2019

Home Inspiration 101: Trends From Around The World

The look of the house goes beyond its four walls and the interior layout can speak volu...
Read More
Nov 14, 2019

6 Exquisite Renovation Ideas to Enhance Your Deck

A deck can be considered a living room in the open. It's a place to have dinners with y...
Read More
Oct 25, 2019

Cheap And Chic Bedroom Styling Ideas

Do you ever stop and wonder what life would be like, waking up in a sea of Egyptian cot...
Read More
Oct 30, 2019

Where To Find Design Inspiration For Your New Home

After you’ve achieved your vision of settling into a new place, the exciting time to ge...
Read More

Get more from

Browse New Home Designs