Family-Friendly Interior Design Tips

Niche Interiors kicked off 2013 by wrapping up two fabulous family-friendly homes in San Francisco and San Anselmo. We welcome the challenge of creating practical, functional AND stylish homes. Start with the basics below and you’ll be well on your way!

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Forgiving fabrics! Let’s face it – spills happen. Instead of living in fear of ruining your sofa, select fabrics in darker hues or with subtle variation to camouflage minor stains. We also recommend having your upholstery stain-treated with a non-toxic process after it’s delivered. This prevents stains from seeping into the fabric while avoiding the need for stain-resistant fabrics, which are full of unwanted chemicals.

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Solid wood dining tables withstand life with kids much better than tables with veneers, which can chip easily. We especially love tables with an inset base rather than legs at each corner. Kids can easily pull up chairs from any angle without banging their knees.

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Ottomans are your best friend. Consider opting for an upholstered ottoman rather than a coffee table with sharp edges (and unsightly padded corners).

3 thoughts on “Family-Friendly Interior Design Tips

  1. Hi – I love the ottoman in the last picture and think it would look great in my new living room! Can you provide me with any details? Thanks!

  2. Hi – I love the ottoman in the last picture and think it would look great in my current living room! Can you provide me with any details? Thank you so much!
    Lisa

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