When you’ve got a young family all you care about is making your home as safe and homely as possible so that no injuries occur, and you can all create lasting memories that you can look back on fondly in later years. It’s likely that your living room is where you spend most of your time as a family, so it’s understandable that you want to make it as safe as possible. Here’s how you can ensure that your living room is family friendly.
First and foremost, one of the most dangerous things that small hands can get their hands on is electricity. Make sure that all of the wires from your electricals in your living room are tucked away so that the risk of your children accidentally hurting themselves from them is dramatically reduced. Not only that, hiding your wires neatly away will improve the look of your living room. You can buy cable tidies from hardware stores, or you could simply use cable ties and keep them all neatly organised and out of reach.
Making sure that all of your furniture is safe for children to be around is important too. While your sofa might not be much of a threat to them, things like coffee tables with sharp edges and TV stands might pose a danger to them. A wise thing to do is to keep furniture that could be dangerous out of the living room until they’re old enough to look after themselves and not fall into anything potentially dangerous. Modern Digs living furniture offer a range of different furnishings for your living room that will not only be safe, but keep your home looking contemporary too.
No tripping hazards
Things like rugs and again, coffee tables are all tripping hazards that could be in your living room. If you want or need a rug in your living room, make sure that you’re securing them to the floor in some way. This might be through screwing them down, or simply adding velcro to the bottom so that the edges don’t curl up and increase the risk of tripping.
Necessary safety features
Making sure that your living room has other safety features like a fire guard is imperative to keeping your children safe too. You can also buy corner protectors that add padding to potentially dangerous corners on furniture so that if your children does happen to trip or fall, the corners shouldn’t hurt them as much as they would have without the protectors on. Alternatively, if you’ve completely child-proofed your living room you could add a gate onto the door so that you know they’re in a safe room if you need to cook dinner or do some chores.
Follow these steps and your living room will be family friendly, and you can rest assured that you can all enjoy your time together in that room without any risk of harm or injury.