Having children can be one of the most significant challenges that a couple has in their lives. It effects every aspect of their lives including their work and sleep schedules and even impacts their home décor and the furniture that they buy in their home. Couples that have children need to plan their home décor and furniture not to appeal to the tastes of their children, but to protect their own investments in their furniture.
Protecting Your Children
Every year, children become seriously injured or even die due to their home furniture. Choosing furniture that is safe for children is important. Of course, furniture can be modified to improve on its safety. There are a number of things that you can do to keep your furniture and home décor attractive, but safe for your children.
Start by selecting furniture that is appropriate for your children and home and following the instructions of the manufacturer when having it installed. Choose to install televisions on the wall to avoid them being pulled down by children. Have, corner protectors put on other stationary devices. In addition, follow the manufacturer instructions and secure pieces of furniture using a wall tether, when recommended to do so.
Protecting Your Furniture
Children can be quite destructive to furniture. One sick incident can destroy a couch or piece of furniture and leave lingering stains and smells that do not easily disappear. Many couples buy temporary furniture that they plan on holding until their children mature and they are able to buy more lasting furniture. However, by this age, the long-lasting nature of the quality furniture may be pointless. There are several alternative courses of action that can be taken to provide significant long-term benefits for your furniture, namely in the selection of the right furniture.
Choose colors that can hide stains and can be cleaned up effectively. Leather is a great example of a substance that is durable and can be disposed of many different stains quickly and easily. While you may not want to buy a white leather couch if you have, or are planning on having children, it can be a good idea to invest in a quality leather couch that can be cleaned of stains more effectively than fabric couches can.
If you already have expensive furniture look into plastic coverings, stain guards, and other ways of protecting your furniture from impending disaster.
When you have children, your home will eventually get messy. Be sure to have organized places for children to store their things and prevent the spill over into other rooms. Further, keep the décor neat and simple which allows your home to avoid being cluttered and gives your children plenty of room to run around unaffected by furniture o décor. Keep decorations on the wall and out of reach of children and don’t be afraid to lock cases and rooms with valuable decorations. A magic marker incident is only a moment away at all times.