Are you ready for some unique fall décor ideas? If you have kids, or frequently host children in your home, you’ll love the article Welcome Fall with Simple and Stylish Décor Tips that are Child Friendly recently posted in the Wayne County Journal-Banner. Check out our favorite tips below.
Child-friendly window coverings
Window coverings that utilize cords can create a serious risk of strangulation to both infants and young kids. Not all window treatments are created equal when it comes to being kid-friendly. Parents with outdated corded window coverings should take advantage of cordless products. Because most honeycomb and cellular shades currently on the market are cordless, upgrading doesn’t have to cost a lot and parents still have tons of options.
Long curtains add a lovely design element to a room but they can also be tripping hazards, spots for kids to hide, and difficult to keep clean. That’s why many parents are turning to shades. You may also choose shorter sheer curtains that let in plenty of sun but stay out of the high traffic floor area.
A mistake parents often make is to focus on solid colors or simple stripes. While these can be lovely decorating accents, it’s also true that stains will show up very clearly. The more interesting and intricate a pattern is, the more easily stains can simply disappear into them. The same is true for textures – embrace them! They’ll hide your kid’s stains.
Wipeable paint is your best friend
Wipeable paint is one of the best kid-friendly decorating inventions in the history of the world! We really mean this – wipeable paint makes it simple to get rid of grime, food, dirt, mud – everything your kids rub on the walls. Before wipeable paint, parents were forced to either live with messy, dirty walls, or repaint every year.
Keep accessories out of your children’s reach
Does this seem obvious? You may be surprised by how easy it is to forget this simple tip – put your accessories up where the kids can’t reach them. This might mean placing baskets on top of book shelves, installing shelves high up on the wall, or buying shadow boxes to showcase your favorite items. Too often parents simply leave these items low enough for the kids to get a handle on them, or they assume they must say good bye to their favorite pieces.
Half Price Drapes is your best bet for affordable, high quality draperies and shades. We also have a wide range of accessories to help you hang your curtains and keep them back. When kids are in the home special care must be made to create a balance between function and fabulous, but we’ve got you – and your windows – covered!