So, if your hands are itching to work on a project, we found several everyday home décor items that can double as kid-friendly accessories.
Check out some of our favourite home décor hacks that will maintain your sense of style, while creating an environment your little ones will love.
Patio dishes as kid dishes
Melamine patio dishes are a great way to keep things chic and safe at the dinner table; they’re perfect for slightly older children who don’t need the dividers or suction bottoms of kiddie plates.
Meditation pillows as floor cushions
This large square meditation cushion from Byoga doubles as a perfect floor pillow for kids to cozy up on, read on, and play on, or even as additional seating for guests.
This specific pillow’s handle loop makes it easy for your child to tidy up when they’re done and conveniently tuck the pillow away until its next use. But really, any big flat cushion will do!
Turkish towels as bath towels
Good for the environment and gorgeous to look at, Turkish towels are quick drying, highly absorbent, and perfect for wrapping up our LO’s after a bath.
Woven baskets as toy bins
Keeping toys neatly tucked away can be a trying task, but we’ve found using sturdy woven baskets like this one from Ten Thousand Villages not only contains our kids’ chaos but also makes for an eye-catching home accessory.
Love it as much as we do? Grab an extra one and use it to hold plant pots or to store blankets.
Plastic mason jars as art supply containers
Mason jars are a staple in our kitchens, but we’re also fond of their minimalist feel in our kids’ spaces to hold craft supplies and tiny toys.
Find packs of them on Amazon and use them them to not only get organized, but to add a boho feel to any room in your home.
Nature prints as wall décor
Who says kid-friendly art can’t please the parents’ tastes, too? We are fans of joyfully coloured prints from Cabin Journal to brighten our babes’ bedrooms, as well as our own for that matter!
Forest print wallpaper for kids’ bedrooms
While teddy bears and dinosaurs might be easily outgrown, a forest-themed wallpaper can be enjoyed by all ages.
We’re all about the calm vibe of majestic silver birch like this peelable pre-pasted one from Lowes in our kids’ bedrooms, or on a statement wall in our communal living space.
Collapsable laundry bags as stuffie storage
Stuffie collections can be a bit of a problem — namely where to store them all!
We’ve found that collapsable laundry bins, like this one from Ikea, fulfil their role as a hamper and are equally efficient to hold soft lighter toys; at $14.99 apiece, we are happy to grab a couple for the house.
Beauty product shower storage for bath toys
We love that beauty product storage for the shower, like this basket from Ikea, works perfectly for storing bath toys.
Easy-to-install suction cups stick to ceramic tile, and drainage holes in the bottom help keep toys dry and mould free.
Himalayan salt lamps in kids’ bedrooms
We adore the soothing glow a Himalayan salt lamp emits and it turns out our littles love them, too.
Shop an ethically sourced, accessibly priced lamp like this one from well.ca, and invite your child to wind down by turning it on before bed.
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