child proofed living room
Mark Scott

Living Room Lowdown

  • Choose durable upholstery that looks better at it ages. Leather is easy to care for and never goes out of fashion.
  • Create different seating areas. Coffee-table seating is perfect for games and coloring; wide sofas are better for reading.
  • Use wipe-clean paint. Grubby hands needn’t be a bother, even on pale walls, if you use a finish, such as eggshell, then most stains can be removed from.
  • Go for washable slipcovers -- a must for a family room and perfect when the fun spills over.

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