Interior design and babies don’t get along in the idea because the focus of the interior design is making a space look good and function well, while the focus of baby proofing is safety. However, you can have both. The best way to keep your baby safe in the apartment is to use traditional methods, such as door locks and gates. But if you want to have a little fun with it, there are many creative ways to keep your child amused while also keeping them safe. These six innovative ideas will ensure that your home remains stylish even while being baby-proofed.
Make sure the fireplace is safe
With the holidays approaching it is extremely important to secure the fireplace. The best and most stylish solution is to use childproof fireplace screens. These screens can be found in a variety of materials and styles to suit your home’s décor. The benefits of a good fireplace screen are that you can keep your child safe from the sparks and flames, as well as prevent them from playing with the fire. Being sturdy enough will provide additional stability, but decor as well. Keep in mind to combine or try to contrast the color of your fireplace, and make sure that the screen complements the overall design of the space it is in.
Use outlet covers
Outlets are a common household hazard for children. To baby-proof, your outlets, use outlet covers. These covers come in a variety of shapes and sizes so you can find one that fits your outlets snugly. They also come in many different colors and styles to match your home’s décor.
Especially when it comes to kids and learning, maybe there is a way for you to communicate to your toddler that every power socket labeled in red, for example, is a big no-no until they get older. This way you are keeping your child safe, incorporating the design, and teaching the kid some safety and manners (talk about multitasking!).
Put up a gate
If you don’t want to use traditional methods like door locks and gates, you can always put up a gate. Gates come from a variety of materials, including wood, metal, and plastic. You can also find gates in a variety of colors and styles to match your home’s décor.
One of the best things about using a gate is that it is easy to install and can be moved from room to room as needed. It is also a great way to keep your child safe from stairs.
Hang some art
One of the easiest and most stylish ways to baby-proof your home is to hang some art. You can find art for children in a variety of materials, including canvas, paper, and even metal. You can also find the art in a variety of colors and styles to match your home’s décor.
One of the great things about hanging children’s art is that it is a way to keep your child safe and amused. You can also change the art as your child grows and develops new interests.
Install cabinet lock
Cabinet locks are a great way to baby-proof your cabinets. These locks come in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit your cabinet door. They also come in a variety of colors and styles to match your home’s décor.
One of the benefits of installing cabinet locks is that you can keep your child safe from dangerous chemicals and poisons that may be stored in your cabinets. You can also keep your child safe from being able to open the cabinets and get into trouble, climb up the furniture and fall from it, etc.
Use a corner guard
One of the biggest dangers for babies is getting hurt in a fall. One way to prevent this is to use corner bumpers on furniture corners. These soft and colorful bumpers will protect your child from nasty falls and keep your home looking stylish at the same time.
There are many different designs and styles of corner bumpers available to suit your needs and personal style. One of the benefits of using a bumper is that it prevents your child from being able to injure themselves from constantly falling/playing with furniture corners. Decorative room dividers can also be used as a stylish way to keep your child safe from crawling into rooms they shouldn’t be in or getting into areas they should stay away from. These lightweight partitions come in a variety of materials, colors, and shapes, so you can find one that matches your home’s décor scheme.
With so many options for baby-proofing your home, there is no reason to leave any area unattended or untreated when attempting to create an interior design that is safe for your child. With a little bit of creativity and some time, you can easily baby-proof your home in a way that is both stylish and functional. So get to work and have fun while doing it!