SponsoredThis post is sponsored by Regalo; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
When you have kids, your perfectly put together living room has to take a back seat. Here are five tips for creating an attractive kid-friendly living room that the whole family can enjoy.
Keep Things Neutral
One of the simplest ways to keep a space clean and attractive is by choosing a neutral color palette. Your child's books and toys will lend lots of color to the space.
Choose a Stylish Baby Gate
Baby gates are extremely useful. If you have the space for a baby gate in your living room, I highly recommend it. It is so nice to be able to keep your child in a single area and know that they are safe and can't get into anything.
This super wide baby gate from Regalo Baby is the perfect solution for enclosing your child's play area. I love being able to work around my kitchen and have my son in view.
When you choose a stylish baby gate it becomes less noticeable and blends into the space.
Instead of forbidding toys in the living room opt for some decorative baskets and bins to store them. These storage items not only look great in the living room, but they also make cleanup a breeze and keep obnoxious toys out of sight.
Rethink Your Furniture
Your baby or toddler is going to be climbing all over your living room. They will have many chances to get hurt on coffee table corners and spill something on your fancy white couch.
If possible, hold off purchasing new furniture until your baby is a little older. Consider using a round coffee table or upholstered ottoman. If your furniture isn't kid-friendly, you can always purchase baby corner protectors to keep things safe.
My husband and I are waiting until our son is a little older to update our couch and coffee table. Yes, it is super old, but it is also very soft and has round plush corners.