Tips on Childproofing Your Home Design


Are you expecting a new bundle of joy soon? Childproofing your home is an important step to take before the little one arrives. Making your home more child-friendly doesn't have to mean forfeiting your style. John Elliott Interiors has some great tips on how to create a space that is both beautiful and functional for welcoming a new child into your home. Read on to learn more, and stop by the best interior design company at the Lake of the Ozarks to pick out your favorite new pieces.

Remove Electrical Hazards

One of the simplest updates you can make to your home to make it safer for a small child is to install outlet covers in every outlet throughout the house. Use clear covers for a less conspicuous look that will blend with any decor you have. 

Keep hair dryers, curling irons, and other hot tools unplugged and out of reach to help prevent electrocution. Store them in an attractive crate or basket that matches the rest of the decor in your bathroom to enhance the look of your design rather than detracting from it. 

Block Access to Harmful Items

Babies are naturally curious and learning about the world for the first time. Help keep them safe from heavy objects and toxic chemicals by putting locks on the cabinets. There are numerous styles of locks to choose from, including types that can be hidden inside the cabinets. These won't inhibit the design of your kitchen or bathroom, so you can have a clean and sleek look while still keeping your little one safe.

Keep medicines and poisonous chemicals in a secure location. As your child watches you opening the cabinets, they may figure out how to get into them. For an extra precaution, keep these more dangerous items locked away with a key or combination.

Protect from Falls

Use childproof gates at the top and bottom of staircases. There are numerous gate styles to choose from. You can match the design style and color to your decor to help make it look seamless rather than an eyesore.

Place edge and corner bumpers on furniture. These can change the look of your design somewhat, but you can also help lessen the effect by choosing clear bumpers. Your coffee table can still look classy, and more importantly, your child will be more protected from head injuries in case of a fall.

Prepare with John Elliott Interiors

Our design experts at John Elliott Interiors would love to help you update your decor and help design your baby's nursery. Preparing for a new baby can be stressful, but having our team of professionals on your side can help ease that stress and prepare your home to welcome him or her with open arms. Come see us!

Let us help you create an interior for your life.

2265 Bagnell Dam Blvd.
Lake Ozark, MO 65049


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