Protect your kiddos from boo-boos
With kids running around and playing in the family room, you’ll want to make sure that the room is safe for them. That means no sharp corners, breakable decor, or stain-prone fabrics. When shopping for coffee tables and end tables, opt for options with rounded corners so you won’t have to worry about your kids bumping their heads during playtime. And if you’ve got kids under your roof, make sure you anchor furniture to the wall so if they climb on the furniture it won’t tip.
Another great way to section off areas of the room is to use rugs. They’re a beautiful way to define space and perfect if you have toddlers crawling around everywhere!
Just remember when you’re furnishing and decorating your family room to look at it through a kid’s perspective so you can proactively fix things that might not be safe for a curious kid. And when the inevitable boo-boo or meltdown does happen, make sure you’ve got a rocker recliner to calm them down.