Baby-Proofing Your Living Room with Stylish Home Furniture
Ever taken a step back and suddenly spot the frightening risks in every room? Welcoming a baby into your home is both an exciting and daunting experience. From decorating the nursery so that it is a safe space for your little bundle of joy to factoring in decorative ideas that your kids can grow up with throughout their childhood – there are many things to take into consideration to make your living space optimal for your children. However, this does not mean that baby-proofing our home directly translates to sacrificing style. With a range of comfort furniture designs that are both child-safe and visually pleasing, baby-proofing your home does not have to result in the complete annihilation of your home’s chic aesthetic. But this can no doubt be a challenge even for the most design inclined. To help you along with your venture of designing a home that is safe for your mini, we’ve put together a list of our favourite tips on how to keep your little ones safe without sacrificing style.
1. Selecting the Right Furniture
From coffee tables to the classic white couch, there are several home furniture pieces that parents think that they will never be able to own when they have little ones running around their abode. However, it is not practical to constantly avoid incorporating certain key furniture pieces into your home if you are constantly worried about your tiny explorer bumping into them. To retain the style and attention to design that you’ve always had pre-baby, pick out the must-have pieces of home furniture that should be present in any average living room. This will lay the right groundwork, making it easier to strike a balance between functional and chic when the time comes to add in décor. To ensure that you are indeed selecting the right furniture, it is crucial to do two things – think long-term and conduct a quick safety check. Thinking long-term is important as it not only ensures that your child can grow with the space but also guarantees the longevity of the furniture. Another pivotal step in choosing the right furniture while baby-proofing your home is to do a quick safety check. This can be done in mere seconds by feeling around the edges and corners of the furniture you have your eyes on.
2. Choosing the Right Materials
With little ones running around with sticky fingers and hard toys, accidents are bound to happen. While many can’t help but fall head over heels for luxurious feeling furniture, one touch is all it takes to ruin that beautiful silk sofa you paid thousands for. Avoid worrying about things getting ruined by selecting hardy materials that are more resistant to scratches and stains. This means that rather than going for a modern dining table that is made of weak materials like plastic, a quartz stone dining table like the Carrara Quartz Top Dining Table with Marble Accents is worth considering. With a quartz top boasting curve details and a scratch, stain, and heat-resistant surface, the strength and durability delivered by this modern stone dining table are sure to stand up against those boisterous little ones. But contemporary dining tables aside, sofas are another key furniture piece that you need to be wary about when it comes to its material of construction. While leather sofas are indeed the safest choice given their low maintenance requirements, there remains a looming misconception that fabric sofas are absolutely out of the picture when living with kids. However, this could not be further from the truth. At Cellini, our fabric sofas like the Evita Modular 4 Seater Fabric Sofa with Removable Cushion Covers not only feature FabricGard – an easy to clean material that is also stain-resistant – but also have removable covers that you can easily wash. Aquaclean upholstery fabrics also make it easy to clean and maintain your sofa. Whether your little one smears chocolate over the fabric sofa seaters or spills some juice, the Aquaclean technology makes cleaning off these stains a breeze.
3. Strategic Arrangement of Furniture
When looking at a living space from an adult’s perspective, everything might seem safe. But by changing your perspective and looking at your home at the same eye level as your toddler, you’ll surely begin to see minute problems that might have once gone unnoticed. Have power outlets close to the ground? Placing a stool or bean bag in front of it will keep the danger zones off-limits. From sideboards and displays to even an armchair, get creative with your furniture and shift things around to create the ultimate safe space.
4. Furniture Switching
Rather than going and bulk buying silicone corner bumpers and sticking them onto every piece of furniture with sharp corners, try furniture switching. A simple method of finding safer alternatives, furniture switching opens up windows of opportunity to get creative with how you decorate your home. If you are worried about your toddler bumping into the sharp edge of a coffee table, simply opt for a round coffee table like the Celadon Coffee table with Gold-tipped Steel Legs. Made with walnut veneer, the medium density wood is ideal for young families. Alternatively, go all out and make things extremely unique and safe by utilising a stool like our Arca Fabric Stool as your coffee table. By using more upholstery instead of hard materials, you’ll never have to worry about your child wailing should they bump into it.
5. The Height Advantage
With your munchkin running around, the risk of things toppling down can send shivers down any parent’s spine. Therefore, use height to your advantage and install wall-mounted display cabinets and wall shelves. Besides keeping your precious items out of their reach, wall display cabinets like the Bezel Wall Hanging Closed Cabinet are fitted with quality Hettich hardware. Known for combining intelligent technology, multifunctionality, comfort and design, the innovative functional fittings produced by Hettich will ensure that this wall display cabinet is securely attached to your walls.
Baby-Proof Your Home with Cellini
Looking for comfort furniture that will not only bring your living room ideas to life but also ensure the safety of your little one? At Cellini, we make finding the best home furniture in Singapore an easy task. With a range of dining room furniture and living room furniture for sale that are sure to support your baby-proofing ventures, Cellini has all your furniture needs available in both our furniture shop in Singapore and online. Visit our virtual showroom or head down to one of our stores in Singapore to get a closer look at our extensive range of quartz stone dining tables, fabric sofas, and to transform your living space into a chic space that your kids can grow up in.