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Kid-Friendly Décor

Have you come to accept your children's toys as permanent living room decorations? Reclaim your space in a fashionable and function way!

Designer Meta Coleman shares five ideas for kid-friendly décor.

Children naturally want to be everywhere you are. Why not make it easier on both of you by incorporating their furniture and toys in with your living space. Here are 5 tips on how to blend children's furniture and toys into adult spaces harmoniously.

Have a Designated Spot
Have a designated spot for each kind of toy. For example, we have a large red basket that sits nicely inside our storage box and stores all the dress ups. This makes finding the skeleton costume that much easier.

Have a Variety of Storage Options
Have a variety of storage options (soft storage bins, book shelves, and storage boxes) that can function for dual purposes. For example, we bought a play table that is also used as our coffee table. The coffee table/play table can be used for storing toys, playing and drawing on top of, as well as a place to rest your feet and read a book. If you have more toys than storage maybe it's time to donate them or get more storage bins.

Have a Creative Nook
Have a creative nook. A place to draw, color and work on puzzles, etc. Children are naturally very creative and need lots of opportunity to express their creativity. They can do that so much easier and more often if the creative tools are within their reach.

Play with Color
Play with color. Don't be afraid of using color in your space. Mix it up with color and experiment with different color combinations.

Have Fun
Have fun doing it! Designing your home should be enjoyable and is an expression of who you are. Who says that children's stuff can't be sophisticated or that adult spaces can't be colorful and carefree.

Merete Coleman

Merete Coleman (most people call her Meta!) lives in Utah with her husband and two children. She likes to design spaces, travel, craft and mostly just be with her family. Check out her ideas and designs at

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