It’s likely that the majority of your time spent as a family is in your lounge, and so it should be too. The family living room is a place for snuggling together and watching TV, playing board games, and telling one and another about your the day you’ve had. This room should be a haven for the whole family, and here are some family-friendly lounge ideas for you to take into consideration.
Clear the floors
First and foremost, when you’ve got a young family it’s important to keep the floors clear to avoid any falls or trips. However, it’s understandable that the children will want to bring toys into the lounge to play with while you’re all spending time in there. Consider buying some toy storage so that any toys that aren’t being used can be neatly stored away. A good routine to adopt would be to get your children to put away their toys properly at the end of each day so that you’re not left discovering toys all over the place.
Get the cushions in
It’s likely that over time your sofas will have lost their plumpness due to a lot of use. Luckily, there’s an inexpensive way of dealing with the problem without having to buy a new sofa. Instead, why not get tailor-made replacement sofa cushions so that your sofa can last many more years. This will also give you a chance to give your cushion covers a good wash and get it looking as good as new.
When you’ve got young children around, the last thing you want is for them to be spending time in a room where they could potentially hurt themselves. Here are a few things you could do to prevent this from happening:
- Buy a fire guard to keep children away from your fire and the fireplace which could have sharp edges.
- Hide all electrical wires for your TV behind it to stop wandering hands from getting hold of them.
- Make sure any rugs are securely on the floor and not a tripping hazard.
- Install a child safety gate on the door for those moments where you need to nip out of the room.
- Make sure any sockets are childproofed to prevent any accidental electrocution.
Be sure to keep throws and a draught excluder nearby for those times when you’re all snuggled up together on the sofa. This will keep the heat in the room and make it super cosy. It may also help with your heating bill! Add cocoa to the mix and it will be a perfect night in!
Keep board games in your living room and so that they are in sight and reach so that you can spend some quality family time together away from the television.
Put these five ideas into practice and you’ll soon find that your lounge is a safe haven for your family to relax and spend quality time together in.