How to Design a Kid-Friendly Minimalist Home

August 4, 2022

When building your custom home, you may or may not have a few design ideas in mind. Maybe you’d like to have a minimalist home but are unsure of how to make it work with children. Minimalist-style homes can actually be beneficial for kids because less clutter means fewer distractions. Here’s how to design a kid-friendly minimalist home:

1. Add Lots of Extra Storage

The best way to keep a minimalist home is to make sure everything has its place. This could mean having built-in storage or planning to incorporate pieces that function as storage as well as decor or furniture. There are plenty of ways to incorporate more storage into your custom home design and making sure everything has a place will help you cut back on clutter.

If you plan on having a kids’ playroom or fun kids’ rooms, consider adding built-in shelving units or bins that allow for toys to be hidden away when not in use. If you would rather not have built-in units, invest in sturdy storage bins for toy storage.

2. Choose Durable Flooring

Kids are tough on floors. They drop things, they play hard, and they spill food and drink. Picking a durable flooring option that sticks with your minimalist theme will make cleanup and upkeep much easier.

Choose flooring that matches or fits with your color scheme. This will help you keep a simple look to your home which is a key factor in minimalist design.

3. Pick the Right Textiles

Many minimalist homes utilize a lot of white, gray, and cream textiles. However, with children, white textiles are just not practical. Rather, pick fabrics and textiles that are two-toned. They can look white at first glance, but up close, they have two mixed colors. Choose warm grays and whites to keep things looking light and bright.

And, don’t forget to invest in textiles that are easy to clean or wash. Messes and dirt are unavoidable with children so make sure your fabric is easy to wash. And be sure to choose fabrics that are durable and will last a long time. This will mean less expense, but it will also ensure a more cohesive feel to your decor.

4. Choose the Right Color Palette

Minimalism is often known for its bright and light color palette. To some, that can come off cold and not very inviting. Plus, kids love color! Picking the right palette for your home with children will help your home feel warm and inviting while also helping to invoke the minimalist theme.

Pick colors that are generally in the same shade range. This way, you still can play with colors but everything will be seamless and cohesive. Don’t pick something too vivid, rather choose calming shades of blue, gray, or tan. Be sure not to incorporate too many colors because this will overwhelm your home and is also one of the mistakes to avoid with minimalist design.

These are just a few suggestions on how to design a kid-friendly minimalist home. Minimalism is just one of the classic home designs you can choose for your custom home. If you’re ready to make your dream home a reality, contact Custom Home Group at 717-284-4090!