7 Ways to Make Your Home Kid Friendly

For many parents, trendy pieces and hot decor ideas might sound nice, but they feel unrealistic or impossible to add to their homes. Most homes are not designed with kids in mind, but maybe more should be. These 7 design ideas from Hometalk bloggers are a great way to turn your home into a kid-friendly space that you will love too!

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Tip #4: Use double duty pieces (for even more storage)


IKEA Kid Storage Shelves via Kristin @My Bella Bug

Seating and storage—two things every room could use a little more of. For your child’s room or playroom, try this clever IKEA hack using three book cases, to make a window seat and toy storage combination.

Tip #5: Lower towel hooks or bring step stools into the bathroom


Small Bathroom Hooks for Kids via Denise and Lesley @Chaotically Creative Co.

Rid your home of damp towels left on the floor and general bathroom mess,  by turning your a bathroom into a kid-conscious space. Simple adjustments, like a stepping stool by the toilet and low hanging towel hooks, are all it takes to make your child comfortable in the bathroom.

Tip #6: Add a children’s reading nook


Children's Reading Nooks via Jenn @Clean and Scentsible

If you’ve got a child in your household, then it’s a good idea to have a reading nook in your house. Giving kids a place that encourages mental exercise and exploring their imaginations is a powerful feature for your home. Any corner with some space for books and a comfy cushion or two will do!

Tip #7: Add outdoor fun to encourage kids playing outside

DIY Weekend Sandbox via Kimberly @Chasing Kids & Dreams

While you contemplate what to add to your backyard this spring, consider adding this kid-friendly feature all by yourself. A small backyard sandbox isn’t only a totally doable DIY, it’s a great upgrade for your outdoor area. Say hello to many happy summer days spend building castles and digging to China.

For more great kid-friendly ideas, inspirations, and how-to’s, check out the Kids page on Hometalk!