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Modern choices for multi-functional home decor

Looking for multi- functional home décor that is family friendly? Until now, that was simply impossible. Frankly, until now, family design ideas were…ugly. But thanks to some smart designers, modern choices for home décor today make it easy to be chic while you’re rocking your baby to sleep, lounging on the couch together, crawling on the floor, or just hanging out in your house. Check out these chic, comfortable, baby safe designs that can stand up to spit up:
The Chairmodern rocker and slider
This eco-friendly glider or rocking chair is a must-have nursery item, especially for “green” parents. Made from sustainable fabrics by DwellStudio, these gliders and rockers are wonderful, sleek and cozy. 
Fabrics
When it comes to family friendly furniture, top designers advise parents to make sure fabrics will stand up to heavy use, spills, sticky hands and maybe even muddy paws (for those pet parents). They suggest parents purchase a microfiber sofa because it is one of the most forgiving upholstery fabrics and cleans up with great ease.
HGTV adds that “heavy fabrics with a flat weave will hold up much better than lightweight or looped fabrics. (Hint: Run your fingers over the fabric. The more noise it makes, the higher its durability and the lower its maintenance requirements.) Easy-care, practically stain-proof choices include vinyl, “pleather,” ultrasuede, twill, denim, velvet, wool, felt and other natural fabrics with a touch of synthetic fiber woven in for added toughness. Another fabric-saving strategies: Splurge on washable slipcovers or zip-off cushion covers.”
multi-purpose ottomanMultifunctional options
You are going to need space to put stuff but does your living room have to look like a toy store? The answer is no, thanks to this ottoman with storage inside. The other good thing about this chic piece of furniture from Safavich is that there are no sharp corners where a little one could get hurt.
Walls
“There’s no getting around it: Walls take a beating with young ones around,” said HGTV. “Cleats are casually tossed against white baseboards. Bedroom doors become backboards for basketball practice. A fresh expanse of drywall morphs into a blank canvas for that new set of crayons. Sticky fingers trail along hallway walls. That’s why wipe-able paint is a must.”
HGTV recommends eggshell, satin or semi-gloss, “which clean up with a damp sponge.” If you have little artists on your hands, “consider painting one wall with chalkboard paint and letting him unleash his inner impressionist. Another trick: Mix magnetic additive (available at home centers or online) into the paint you’re using on a kitchen or hallway wall to create a handy display space for children’s art.”chalkboard paint
If you are looking for the perfect home in Montecito, Summerland or Santa Barbara to furbish with these modern choices for multi-functional home decor, give me a call at 805-886-9378 or email me at Cristal@montecito-estate.com. I’ve been in this industry for more than 25 years and look forward to sharing my expertise, knowledge and contacts with you.
 

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