Wednesday, February 27, 2013

How to guide: Make your coastal space kid and dog friendly

A room that looks beautiful but doesn't account for Fido,the kids and everyday family life will quickly be destroyed. Incorporate a decorating style that will stand up to the test of family and pets. With a few simple tips and the right products your coastal home will have style and sustainability.

Many families hold off on decorating until their children are older, making do with dingy, old furniture because the kids and pets will just destroy anything else. With the right products and a few simple tips you can create a home the whole family can enjoy.
 Indoor/outdoor area rugs
Using indoor/outdoor area rugs in your home will create a coastal style to last.
Slipcover furniture
You can't throw your sofa in the washing machine but if your furniture has a slipcover you can toss the cover in the washer with no fuss. This will ensure your furniture always looks nice and clean.
  Designated space for Fido and the kids
Giving your kids and the pets their own space is key. If Fido has a place to lay will help keep him off the furniture. Dog beds have come a long way and can be found in stylish coastal looks. Give the kids a place to create and it will keep them from drawing on your walls.
Washable paint
We all know how dirty the walls can get from the pets and kids. Washing the walls used to take the paint off and create a bigger mess. Paint now comes in a washable finish, ensuring your walls will always look fresh and clean.

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