Home Decor Ideas To Save Your Sanity When You Have Messy Kids

There are lots of joyful moments that come with being a parent, from seeing your little bundle of joy take their first steps to hearing them call you mum for the first time and, of course, the first picture they draw or the first time they learn something new. But, it’s not all heartwarming moments, and when it comes to your home, well it can sometimes feel like your kids have done more damage than your average tornado!

If that sounds all too familiar, then you are going to want to take a look at these home decor tips, that will save our home, and your dainty, when you have messy kids in tow!

1. Carpet Tiles Keep Things Clear

Sick and tired of spills, stains and general mess on your lovely floors? Enter carpet tiles – the unsung heroes of practical home décor. Spill juice? Dog dragged in mud? Just replace the affected tiles instead of the whole carpet. It’s like playing a game of interior design Whack-A-Mole, and you’re winning.

2. Washable Wall Paint Because, Crayons

Kids see a wall; they see a canvas. To save your walls (and your sanity), use washable and scrubbable paint. It’s like having a magic eraser that makes those crayon masterpieces disappear. Well, until the next artistic inspiration strikes.

3. Storage, Storage, and More Storage


Invest in clever storage solutions. Ottomans that double as toy boxes, beds with built-in drawers, and wall-mounted baskets can hide a multitude of sins (read: toys). It’s like playing hide and seek with clutter – and you’re the reigning champ.

4. Slipcovers: Your Furniture’s Best Friend

Slipcovers are a parent’s best friend. They protect your furniture from spills, stains, and the mysterious substances that kids magically produce. Plus, they’re washable, so you can keep your sofa looking like it didn’t double as a fort.

5. Rugs: The Bigger, the Better


Rugs can be a game-changer. Not only do they add style and warmth, but they also protect your floor from the mini cyclones we call children. Go for large, easy-to-clean rugs. It’s like giving your floor a protective hug.

6. Art Galleries for Showcasing Their Masterpieces

Turn your child’s artwork into an ever-changing gallery. Frame their best pieces and hang them up. It adds a personal touch and makes them feel like the next Picasso. Plus, it’s a great conversation starter.

7. Durable Fabrics for the Win

When choosing furniture, think durable fabrics like leather or microfiber. They’re easier to clean and can withstand the wear and tear of family life. It’s like putting your furniture in superhero gear.

8. The Magic of Multifunctional Furniture

Opt for multifunctional furniture wherever it is possible to do so. Think coffee tables with drawers, beds with secret compartments, or dining tables that extend. Why? Because kids take up space, and they need a lot of storage, so with multifunctional furniture, you can accommodate them without feeling at all cramped.

9. Magnetic Wall: A Canvas for Creativity

How about a magnetic wall? Paint a wall or part of it with magnetic paint, and voila – an interactive area where kids can display their magnetic creations. It’s fun, and you don’t have to worry about tacks or tape.

10. Set Up a Play Corner


Designate a play corner or area in a part of the house where it will not get in the way. Why? Because this will help to confine the chaos your kids cause to one small part of the home, plus it will be a fun place for them to bring their friends too. 

11. Opt for Darker Colors

Darker colours are your ally when you have messy kids around. They are great at hiding stains and wear better than their lighter counterparts for the most part. Think navy, forest green, or even black, and you will be on to a winner.

12. The Beauty of Built-Ins

If possible, it’s always a good idea to invest in built-in storage. It looks sleek, saves space, and can be designed to fit your family’s needs. Plus, it’s a great way to keep those floor-dwelling Legos at bay.

13. Indestructible Decor Accents

Choose decor accents that can take a beating if you are a parent, and you won’t regret it. Metal, wood, or woven baskets over delicate glass or ceramics. It’s like outfitting your home for a (stylish) battle.

Messy kids really do not have to mean a messy house. With the right decor choices, you can stop them from destroying the place, and curate a stylish home too!

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