School Is Out! 5 Ideas For Summer Decorating
Parents around the United States are hearing that annual collective cheer as school bells ring for the final time for this school year. It’s summertime, and that means that the kids will be home for a couple of months doing what kids do this time of year. While most of us have fond memories of playing outside from sunup to sundown, the fact of the matter is that our parents likely had to do a lot of different planning to accommodate our presences during the summer months. Parents realize this now as they prepare for their own children to be home until the fall, and one of the types of planning that’s necessary involves interior design. Fortunately, summer decorating doesn’t have to be difficult. Below you’ll find 5 ideas for summer decorating that will provide the kids with a comfortable environment and parents with peace of mind.
Give Them Space
As much as we want the kids to spend their days outside, we also realize that it’s not going to happen all day, every day. For those days when it’s raining, they’re not feeling all that well or for whatever reason they are inside the home, the best way to prepare is to make sure that they have their own space to play and do their thing. Perhaps you could decorate a den with their toys and games or even cordon off a portion of a common room that they understand is set up for them.
Give Them Furniture
When the kids are inside, they’re going to need and want places to sit, lay down, lounge and play. You can either worry about your high-end living room furniture or add some furniture for them to their summer space. You could add furniture that’s durable and able to withstand some punishment, and you’d be going a long way towards successful summer decorating.
Give Them Wall Options
Despite all of our best planning with regards to summer decorating or anything else, children tend to find ways to occupy their time that we parents don’t fully anticipate. One way you can help your little ones entertain themselves is by providing them with some outlet for their, shall we say, creativity. Adding a wall chalkboard or something like it will not only add to the look of your summer decorating effort, but it will protect other areas of your home.
Give Them Durable Fabrics
Children are going to spill things. That’s just the way it’s always been and the way it’s always going to be. You should acknowledge that and make use of fabrics on furniture and on floors that prepare for that eventuality. Adding throw rugs on the floor or covers on couches and chairs can save you a lot of cleanup time.
Give Them Soft Landings
Kids are not only going to spill things, but they’re also going to fall and bump into things from time to time. Your summer decorating should involve eliminating furniture with sharp edges or breakable surfaces so that a bump or a bruise is the worst that can happen. You’ll feel better about things and your little ones will avoid serious problems.
Overall, summer decorating is part of summer vacation for parents. If you do things right, you shouldn’t have to worry. If you’re not sure about what you need to do, the team at Decorist, as we’ll be happy to answer your questions and help get you started.