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5 Essential Factors to Consider When Buying a Sofa for Kids Online


Buying a kid’s furniture online can be a daunting task as you have to adopt a different set of standards and approaches to choose the best one. However, you might feel surprised that while the style of the product is your top priority, it might not be the only factor that defines an ideal purchase. Especially when shopping for a sofa for kids, factors like convenience, durability, and ease to clean also come into place. 

The article sums up some crucial factors that you should consider before buying an ideal couch so that you do not regret your choices in the future. Read it till the end! 

  1. Type of Upholstery 

A crucial requirement when living with kids is getting the best upholstery. Perhaps with kids, you might not feel surprised with crumbs or dirty hand marks on the couch. So, before starting your furniture buying process, make sure to get your hands on reliable and efficient upholstery cleaners. And make sure that the design of the couch is upholstery-friendly and easy to clean. 

In this case, you can go for a leather sofa if you feel concerned about potential stains. Leather couches are ideal for places with cool temperatures – they are comfortable, resilient, and easy to clean. Moreover, they give a classy look to your space and can easily fit various themes in your living space.

However, if leather couches are not your taste, and you prefer fabric sofas, consider adding throws to achieve the best look. Sofa throws can take the brunt of any soil and spills in the long term and add more depth of color and texture to your space. Therefore, it coins in both factors of style and functionality at once. 

Whites, creams, and pinks might be harder to maintain. However, you do not necessarily have to keep your palette muted since you can opt for darker, bolder colors like deep blue or blood red. 

  1. Functionality 

Functionality is one such feature that gets thrown under the bus when we look too deep into factors such as design and comfort. 

You must remember that every room calls for a different theme of furniture that matches its vibe and functions. Ask yourself or your kids what sort of couch they wish to have – there may be the need for extra space within the seating for their toys or if they want a minimalistic or an antique finish to their room. 

  1. Versatility 

A kid-friendly sofa must be versatile because kids tend to grow and outgrow very quickly. Hence, you cannot expect them to use a piece of furniture that they think is outdated or just not fitting to their type anymore. For this purpose, buying multi-purpose furniture helps. For instance, getting a sofa com bed might make your purchase more interesting to your kids. The additional feature of turning your couch into a bed fascinates them and invokes curiosity. 

4- Safety Features 

Perhaps you all know that safety and kids almost always go hand in hand. Kids often hide behind desks, jump on beds and sneak under beds when playing games like hiding and seek. For this reason, you must make sure that the beds, chairs, tables, and other furniture objects in the room are safe enough for them to play around with. Make sure to be wary of jagged edges, slippery surfaces, and toxic substances when choosing the best sofa for kids. 

  1. Size, Shape, and Design 

There is no one way to decide what size, shape, and design of the sofa fit best for your kids and your living area. However, involving your children during the furniture buying process may help you reach your decision faster. Letting your kids have a say in what they want for the house and taking their opinions and preferences into account might help you secure a good relationship with them. Likewise, it will also give them a fulfilling sense of individuality. 

Last Thoughts 

Furniture shopping can seem daunting at first, but starting somewhere might help you eventually get where you want to be. To save time, make sure you have a list of references to stay mindful of things to buy and where you want to buy them from. You can even research over the internet if you find online shopping more convenient. Happy Sofa Shopping! 

If you like the article, don’t forget to share it with your loved ones looking to buy a new sofa for their kids. 

Grass Imprinted Concrete Garden Art

Easy Grass Imprinted Concrete Coasters are functional art. These are so easy to make; give them as a gift or use them at home for an eye catching accessory. You could also use these as garden art if you like.

This is such an easy project. When I got my first bag of concrete I wanted to start small. I wanted to use items I found around the house instead of purchasing supplies.

The first place I looked was our recycling bin, and BOOM! There was a lid, that was just the right size for making a coaster. Inspiration hit, and I was ready to create.


1/2 cup of portland cement
1/4 cup of water
A plastic lid, like from a chip canister
Some grass
Cooking Spray


Spray a plastic lid with non stick cooking spray.
Mix cement.

Pour cement into the lid, this mixture makes enough for 2, or 3 depending upon the size of the lid you use.

Add a few blades of grass.
Tap out air bubbles by tapping the sides.
Allow to dry in the sun for an afternoon.

Pop the cement out when dry. This should be pretty easy to do.

You can peel the grass out easily, or use an old toothbrush if needed to get any remaining grass out.
Paint the grass imprints.

These are great for outdoor use, if you have a really lovely table, you might wish to add 3 or 4 foam or felt pads to the bottom to protect the table, but these have not damaged my glass topped table.

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