Sharing a home with three young kids means no fancy living room with white upholstery for Summer
and Danny Robertson, owners of fawnandforest.com, a modern products webstore. With discreet toy storage, a coffee table where the kids can play, floor pillows for lounging, and a media center that houses everything from electronics to blocks, they have managed to retain their style in their Portland, Oregon, home while creating a harmonious space for the family to gather. Want to revamp your room? Click through for ideas.
Find a stylish solution that won't compromise the décor of your room. Store toys in cute patterned bins that tuck nicely in a corner or at the foot of a sofa.
Hang this unit horizontally or vertically to house small knickknacks.
They're not just for flowers! Display toys in hanging planter baskets.
Label your kids' stuff in bins with chalkboard panels.
These sturdy nylon drawers come in 15 colors and patterns.
Give the children their own place to veg out. Isac, age 1, loves to chill on floor cushions to play or flip through picture books. Bonus: more room for Mom and Dad on the couch.
A floor pillow that invites kids to practice their letters? Perfect.
The beanbag chair never goes out of style.
The little ones will feel so grown-up sitting on this stylish mini love seat.
Kids can stash their belongings in the back of these futuristic-looking chairs.
Let this living room staple serve either a storage or play function. The Robertsons splurged on a coffee table with a compartment that stores books and magazines.
Put a tray on top of a storage bench to convert it to a lovely and functional coffee table.
Separate these nesting cubes for multiple uses.
Save your table from crayon marks (and drink rings) with a paper roll that's attached to the side.
Since it's the prime focus of most family rooms, choose a unit that best suits your needs.
With removable doors and shelves, this lightweight but sturdy unit is versatile in its design.
Attach your television's bracket to the unit rather than to your wall.
The tempered-glass sliding door allows remote and gaming control signals to pass through it.
Originally published in the March 2012 issue of Parents magazine.