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 Decorating Your Dining Room On A Tight Budget?

Have you focused on buying furniture for your bedrooms, your family room, and your living room, leaving the dining room until the end of your shopping? Now that Thanksgiving and Christmas are almost here, you might be realizing that you'll be doing some entertaining, maybe even hosting out-of-town guests. For whatever reason you are decorating your dining room on a tight budget, from shopping for used furniture to selecting accent pieces, here are some ideas that might help you.

Think Outside The Box For Your Furniture - Think of the style you want to set in your dining room. For example, if you want a shabby chic look, consider buying used wooden furniture that you can paint in the shabby chic, almost old-fashioned style. For added fun, consider buying mismatched chairs that complement each other. For example, select different wooden chairs that have ladder backs. Perhaps you would like to bring the feeling of outdoors into your dining room. If so, consider buying wrought iron furniture and using it as your dining room furniture.

For a dramatic look, paint it a bright color, maybe turquoise or sunshine yellow. If you are wanting traditional furniture, look for businesses that sell discounted dining room furniture. Besides the dining room table and chairs, think of also purchasing a china cabinet or a hutch where you can display things like pottery dishes and family heirlooms.

Be Creative When It Comes To Accent Pieces - Think of different ways you can add interest to your dining room. For example, think of painting a child's pull wagon and putting pots of faux geraniums in it. Put it in a corner of the dining room where it won't take up space. Another idea is to frame pretty pictures that your children have created. Once they are in frames, you might think a professional did that artwork. Think of stenciling words on the wall, too.

For example, if you went with the wrought iron furniture, think of giving the room a bit of a Mexican feeling with words like Salud, Amor, Pesetas, y Tiempo Para Disfrutarlas! or, Health, Love, Wealth, and Time In Which To Enjoy Them. Think of having friends and family over and asking them to each write a message on one of your walls. Just supply different colors of permanent pens for each person to use and let them write away. Later on, that wall will be a reminder of those who are close to you.  

For more information, contact a furniture store that's having a dining room furniture sale.