Protecting Furniture From Kids

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Protecting Furniture From Kids

Children are a wonderful, fun-filled addition to any family, but they can be extremely hard on furniture—especially if it wasn't meant for rough-housing kids. I learned this lesson the hard way after I brought my daughter home to a living room filed with cream-colored couches. Her bottles were constantly dripping everywhere, and it was frustrating to see how many stains they accumulated. This blog is all about helping parents to protect their furniture from their kids, so that you can like your house as much as you love them. In addition to making your house look great, protecting furniture can help you to keep your investments intact.



Are You Redecorating Your Family Room?

Have you recently realized that your family room needs a bit of attention? Perhaps you have the same furniture that you used when your kids were little, or maybe you even have hand-me-down furniture that you received when you bought your first house. Whatever the reason that you are redecorating your family room, from choosing a theme to buying wood bookcases, here are some ideas that might help you to design an attractive room that your family will enjoy using.

Choose A Theme - Have you thought about selecting a theme for your family room decor? For example, perhaps you'd like to go with a bit of a western look. If so, consider buying sofas and chairs that have leather upholstery. Either red or blue denim would also be great in a western-themed family room. It might be fun to have an eclectic look in the room, one where you can mix decorative pieces from different countries.

For example, in an eclectic setting, you might have a leather-upholstered sofa with East Indian designed throw pillows on it. On the other hand, maybe you just want to stick with a traditional room using some antiques to add interest to the room. For example, you might have an antique travel trunk that you can use as a coffee table.

Add Wooden Bookends - No matter what kind of theme you have chosen, or even if you haven't chosen a particular theme, think about buying wooden bookcases as part of the furniture. By doing so, you will have a perfect place to display collectibles like family photographs, your children's sports trophies, and unique items you might have purchased during your travels. Wood bookcases are also a great place to keep things like puzzles and board games, making them easy to get to.

And, of course, having a bookcase in which to keep books and magazines also will make your family room a perfect place to relax with a good book. Think of buying floor to ceiling wood bookcases so that you can have plenty of space to hold things you will place on it. If you are wanting to use the bookcases as an entertainment center, too, be sure they are heavy enough to hold things like a large screen television set and your music speakers. Consider selecting wood that complements the rest of the furniture you have selected for your family room. 

For more information, contact a company like Affordable Wood Bookcases.