4 Steps to Creating a Family Friendly Living Space

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Your family home has always been your pride and joy, especially since you started making it your own and adding personal touches. When you first moved into your house your number one goal was to create a safe and nurturing environment for your family to enjoy together.

You know better than anyone that maintaining a tidy home with an abundance of children and pets can often be quite a challenge, but nothing is impossible. In fact, creating an aesthetically pleasing and family friendly living space is entirely possible when you consider the following methods.

Reduce Clutter

The first stage of creating a family friendly living space is to get rid of any unnecessary clutter so that you can make more space.You may want to consider self storage for those unwanted items that you don’t want to throw away just yet. As soon as you have placed all of your belongings into a safe storage space, you can move onto the next step.


With a clean and clear space, you now have free reign to decorate your living room. Consider neutral colors that are easy to accessorize. Get your whole family involved in the decorating process and ask for their opinions on shades and soft furnishings. As soon as you have fresh paint on the walls and new accessories in place, you can get started on your storage and furniture revamps.

Discover Clever Storage Solutions

Finding furniture that contains clever storage is the perfect solution for a family friendly living space. Footstools, coffee tables and shelves that contain hidden storage are the ideal addition to your living room as they can stash away toys quickly and easily. When you have all of these options at your disposal, you won’t have to worry about mess in your lounge area at the end of the day.

Use Your Space Wisely

There are a number of clever ways to make a room appear bigger, and this involves placing accessories and furniture in particular places in your space. Placing large mirrors on the walls can create the illusion of more space; you should also try to avoid placing large furniture items in the middle of the room as this can close off the space.

Opting for smaller furniture items will help to open up the lounge and give you the much needed space that your family needs. Every family requires plenty of room for the little ones to run around without feeling hindered so have a play around with your current furniture pieces and find the configuration that works best in your home.

So if you’re looking to uplift your current space and make it more pleasing to the eye and enjoyable for your family, the ideas mentioned above are the first step towards making this happen. Depending on the age of your children, you may want to adapt some of the ideas outlined above, but as soon as you start putting these plans in place you will be over the moon with the end results.

Got Something to Add?

Let us know your top tips to creating a family friendly living space in the comments section below.

Until next time, thanks for reading.

Helen, Nial, Lewis and Mason


Welcome to Pikalily, an award-winning food, travel and lifestyle blog. We are Nial and Helen, a happily married couple from Northern Ireland, who share a passion for food and travel among many things. We became parents to our beautiful boy Lewis in 2017. Follow our adventures through the blog.

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