If you are thinking about redesigning the interior of your home or are moving to a new home and will need to start from scratch entirely, you know how stressful the experience can be. Add parenthood on top of an interior design project and it can be downright overwhelming! You already have so much on your plate it can be hard to find the time or energy to take care of everything with your home. If you are in need of a little inspiration or help, here are 3 home design tips for busy parents.
Don’t Forget Amenities
So much of home design is about making aesthetically pleasing choices in your home so that it turns out looking how you want it to, it can be easy to forget about all the invisible upgrades you should be making.
Spend as much time as you’d like picking out paint colors and art for your walls, but don’t forget about all of the amenities that will help make your life easier. For example, installing an air conditioner will make the summer months so much more bearable for your family. No longer will you have to listen to your kids complain about being too hot or take them to the movies just to be in an air-conditioned space.
Being practical in home design is important because at the end of the day your home is the place you live, so it’s ok for it to look “lived in”. If everything is too clean and white it can get dirty easily with children around.
Choosing practical colors and textures that will be able to withstand some wear and tear is a good idea when it comes to home design because your choices will last longer, reducing the amount of times you will need to replace them. This will keep your stress levels lower in the long run so that you can do more important things, like play with your kids!
Let Your Children Help
Allowing your children to help with the home design process doesn’t mean letting them climb on ladders or swing hammers, but it can really help them to feel included if you allow them to make some small choices. For instance, you may have narrowed it down between a few different shades of blue to paint your kid’s room. Let them choose between those options so that they can be involved with the process of home design and make it a family affair.
Home design doesn’t have to be such a pain. Not only are there ways to make it more fun, but there are also so many things you can do to make the process run more smoothly. Hopefully, the above tips help you out!