The holidays are upon us! It’s always fun to get the whole family in the holiday spirit and liven up your decor with festive accessories, but with a decidedly kid-friendly spin. So what does that mean exactly? When kids are in the picture, it’s all about doing things with a relaxed and easy vibe but making sure that said decor items won’t be messy, hard to clean, breakable or potentially dangerous. Here, our ideas on making this holiday season as fun, festive and family-friendly as possible.
Ornaments are notorious for breaking in a million pieces at the hands of the littlest family members. Transform the Christmas tree into a kid-friendly version by putting ornaments that are unbreakable and soft on the bottom half and save the fragile glass ornaments or family heirlooms for the top half of the tree, where little hands can’t reach them.
Place holiday-inspired accessories in surprising places in your house. Whether it’s hanging a festive garland from a picture or putting a holiday star on a toy piano, we love the idea of weaving unexpected touches of fun throughout the house. Another way to make your decor instantly more playful is to place your holiday plants inside a cool structured tote bag instead of a traditional pot or plant stand. Don’t be afraid to use toys as decor. Vintage and classic toys in bright primary colors add a touch of whimsy and playfulness in any room of the house. Artfully arrange toys on shelves or on the fireplace mantle and the kids will be overjoyed!
A little egg nog spilled? No biggie. Cover your floors with machine washable rugs to make the holidays a lot less stressful for you. Our non-toxic 100% cotton rugs are meant to be tossed in the washing machine after the kids, pets and extended family have had their fun. Our machine washable American Flag rug pictured here is a perfect multifunctional item to bring a little color into the room while also functioning as a comfy spot for little ones (and furry ones!) to rest their heads.
Add pops of color to the room with cool pillows and cushions. Our machine washable cushions make any space nice and cosy while adding a kid-friendly vibe. We love our Star cushions to lend a sweet and traditional holiday feel to any room. Mix them up with a Big Dot cushion or a Heart cushion for an artful array of plush pillows.
However you decide to decorate your house this holiday season, don’t take it too seriously and make sure to have fun!