One might ask, "Do style and childproofing even belong in the same sentence, let alone same room?" We are here to tell you they can! We found this incredible post by stylist Emily Henderson where she has the opportunity to go back and help a client child proof her beautiful living room.
The images above are the before and after of childproofing. In this room, Emily Henderson traded out the coffee table for two large poufs. You could also trade a coffee table for an upholstered ottoman. She also recovered the seat cushion of the sofa in a dark blue, making it a little more kid friendly than the light cream. Here are a few more of her tips:
1. Toys that look like they could be grownup accessories such as globes that are plastic or painted plastic animals to look like they are brass.
2. Toys made from unfinished wood that can pass as sculptures, but kids can play with and not destroy.
3. Accessories that are either so heavy they can't move them (like really chunky books or boxes) or so light that if it fell on them they wouldn't get hurt.
4. Raise all breakable accessories to heights that kids simply can't reach - like a cabinet or floating shelves.
To see the full post with more tips from Emily on childproofing see her blog.
What have you done to make your home more child friendly but still look amazing!?