Create an Elegant HomeWhen you have children, the amount of effort and level of style your home has can easily suffer. With toys everywhere, most ornaments become an instant hazard and dirty hands getting fingerprints all over the furniture and walls, spending a lot of time and money on decorating your home can see like a waste of time. But, there are lots of things you can do to create an elegant home when you have children, you just have to do it right, here’s how:

Storage

The most crucial part of maintaining an elegant home when you have children is by keeping on top of your storage solutions. If you have plenty of places where you can store toys, toiletries and all manner of other clutter that comes part and parcel with having children, you’ll find it so much easier to make your home look like the palace it was before you had kids. At nest.co.uk, you’ll find a whole host of amazing, fashionable and quirky storage ideas so that you can keep clutter at bay. Shoe racks and quirky cabinets work wonders.

Think practical

Being practical is a great way to maintain an elegant home. Things like candles, vases and ornaments can still be a major part of your home it’s just important to remember to keep them out of reach of your children, installing some out of reach shelving can help here. A lot of the time carpet can be an instant no-no when you have kids, what with slips and falls it nearly always ends up in a messy hard to get out stain. Go for laminate flooring or a flooring style that’s trendy and cool like wooden floorboards, that way it’s easy to keep clean and looks modern at the same time. Wipe clean paint for the walls is also a must invest!

Make some spaces adults only

One of the easiest ways to have an elegant home when you have kids is to keep some spaces strictly adults only. You can do this by having a gorgeous dining room which you reserve for entertaining friends and always keep the doors closed so that the children know it’s a strictly no kids zone. Other rooms to keep away from the kids include your en-suite bathroom and the conservatory. This way you can decorate these spaces exactly how you want and be certain that they’ll be neat and tidy for when you need somewhere kid free to entertain guests.

Author

Hey there, I’m Tiffany! I’m a work-at-home mom of two rambunctious children (Jasmine, 9 + Sean II, 5) and recently widowed at just 35 years old. I've remarried and currently live right outside of Baton Rouge in Denham Springs, Louisiana with two adoring cats and a dog. Let's connect on Twitter @fabulousmomblog.

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