THIS question is one of my favorites. I am so happy that I get to unload all of my thoughts and opinions on this topic today. I receive so many burning questions on this often. A lot of times I get asked this question and I thought it would be so helpful for you to have ALL of my thoughts on this. I hope this will allow even more inspiration for you in your living room space. I am telling you it is possible to contain your living room space and kids toys while being practical
I want you to think of any space in your home as one in which can be functional for all different phases in your life. How are you currently living in it? Do you feel like you aren’t totally maximizing it’s potential? I am sure you can probably answer yes to a lot of these. DO NOT WORRY you are not alone.
I don’t have little’s running around BUT I can only imagine the chaos that goes on while you are in your living room trying to watch TV. Bottom line I get it you want to have a space where you can unwind and relax while still having the flexibility that your children need for an area to play in. We have a living room room space and a play room but I am going to pretend for this post that we only have the living room to work with. You don’t need to break the bank to create a dual space that works for everyone in your family. DEEP breathes. I got YOU covered.
Here is what I hear a lot of:
You love your sectional couch, but you don’t love looking down at toys scattered all over the floor. MAN DO I HEAR you. The great thing about kids toys these days that I have noticed is that they are modern and actually I wouldn’t mind ANY of these in our own space. I mean this mini kitchen set is a dream! The items I have selected below are some of my favorites that I have been eyeing for any of the kid friendly design plans I do. I have created a design board with links below for you to reference when creating this space in YOUR OWN home. I hope this gives you a better understanding of what I mean.
Resources I picked with links:
Kids Kitchen (This one is no longer available I don’t think but their are SO many on Crate&Kids and other options. I would use this one as inspiration).
Snake plant: You can get any local nursery, online or Home Depot
Pouf (Additional seating for the kids)
Circular coffee table (SO practical and great for kids, you don’t need to worry about sharp edges hurting them)
Black & White Canvas (Target is killing it with the art prints lately. THIS I DIE FOR)
Side Table ( I LOVE THIS)
Listen, I know kid “things” can get everywhere but that doesn’t mean your life has to be chaos in every room I promise. I hope this inspires you to see all the potential in making your living space work for YOU and YOUR family for years to come:)