Kids & Pets

Stylish ways to protect your kids and pets in your home -- and your home from your kids and pets!  All tried and tested by lots of fabulous bloggers.


Corral toys using the Expedit bookcase 
by Green Street


 Use washable fabrics on sofas and pillows.
by The Industrial Cottage


 Furniture choices, clearing clutter, and keeping kids out of the fireplace.
by Three Boys

 Let them scribble on the wall!
by Roco Rennie


 Build a hook rack for hanging coats, bags, leashes...
by Cottage and Vine

 Why seagrass is an excellent choice for pets and kids.
by Design Indulgence

Designing around teenagers.
by The Design Pages

 Use a leftover paint and a bed tray for food bowls.
by Kitchen Come Undone

Stylish sources for pet beds, entry mats, sofas, and ways to keep things clean.
by Hazardous Design

Use an indoor/outdoor runner to keep pets and kids from slipping on stairs.
by A Flair for Vintage Decor


 Using pretty kid and pet-friendly cleaning products and pest control.
by Restoring the Roost 

Instructions to make (or buy) a dog bed to match your decor.
by Hodge Podge

 Take risks in the kid's room and plan strategically for play and organization.
by Ispirato Design

 Tie up extra lengths of cord and attach to a cuphook under the furniture to keep kids and pets safe.  (This hides cords too!)
from For the Love of a House

 Temporarily "upholster" a coffee table in pleather to protect little heads and the surface.
by The Vintique Object

 Use a finial as a safer alternative to choking hazard door stops.
by The Vintique Object


Keep kids out of the fireplace (another idea).
by The Vintique Object



Create a kid-friendly storage in an entry or mudroom.
by The Vintique Object
More to come...