How to make your interiors work as a family space
Posted on Wednesday, January 10th, 2018
Those who are looking to expand their family unit might be thinking about ways that they can refresh their interiors to make their home work better as a family-friendly space. This doesn’t have to be difficult, which is why we’ve compiled this quick guide to give you some ideas.
Make it multi-functional
One of the most common problems that a growing family can encounter is a lack of space. Take steps toward combating this by establishing inventive uses for everyday items such as a coffee table with interior storage or adding shelving to unexpected places such as under the stairs. As your family grows, you’re bound to be more appreciative of this extra storage that you’ve created.
Add easy-to-use storage
With small children, it’s best to have storage spaces that are attractive and easy-to-use. Why not create or invest in a play table that allows your children to store their own games and toys or adjustable shelving that can adapt to all of their stuff. By choosing matching storage containers, you’ll be surprised at how much you can eliminate ‘visual noise’ in the room, keeping your interior just as tidy as they were before your little ones arrived.
Create an open space
Creating a space that allows you to be together helps your family to communicate and connect with one another on a better level. This is particularly important if you have young children, as it allows them to feel included within the family and gives them a lot more room for them to do the activities that they love.
Know the importance of lighting
It’s surprising just how much light can change the spaces in your home. Instantly transform a space by investing in lamps that will create an atmosphere that you can all enjoy. When it comes to lighting, there are so many choices that you can easily experiment and tailor their placement to suit your unique taste.
Show off your family memories
It’s not unusual for a person’s home to tell the story of their lives and this is certainly something you’ll want to do as your family starts to grow. Use this opportunity to display your favourite photographs of special trips at home or abroad. This will not only make your house appear more ‘homely’ but give a sense of inclusion, pride and acceptance within your family.