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October 24, 2013

The White Plastic Purge – Child Proofing with Style!

by Christen

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Are you wondering how to balance the care of your newly wandering baby or toddler with your lovingly designed home? We have good news! You no longer have to choose between your child’s safety and your sense of style. Of course, parents always go with the safety option but it does hurt a little bit to put that ugly baby gate at the top of our beautifully varnished hardwood stairs. Not only can we not get into our cupboards with ease, we have to look at those VERY white, plastic locks sitting on our carefully chosen vintage hardware every time we walk into the kitchen. No more! Décorview is here to help with some stylish child safety ideas that maintain and maybe even add to the look of your home. 

Gates that look like they are meant to be there!

Whether your style is modern, traditional, or eclectic, you may be surpised at the baby gate options that will fit seamlessly with your current décor. 

Have a lot of hardwood? Prefer natural wood accents? You might want to go with a custom wood slat baby gate like this one: 

Custom wooden child safety gate

Moomboo

For the more traditional décor, you might choose something more elegant: 

Stylish wrought iron baby gate

Attic Magazine

For the modern look, you might like the Loft Aluminum gate from Munchkin:

Munchkin Modern Loft baby gate

Munchkin Loft® Baby Gate

 

For the shabby chic, repurposed baby gate, check out this barn door baby gate from Remodelaholic (that’s right, you can make one, too!): 

DIY Repurposed barn door baby gate by Remodelaholic

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Cabinent locks that won’t make you cringe

Rhoost has some great child proofing products.  One of our favorites is their chic cabinet lock: 

Rhoost chic cabinet lock

Rhoost

Child-safe fireplaces that maintain their centrepiece status

Create a safe, homey fireplace by filling the it with books, creating a space for toys, or covering it with a chalkboard like Portland fashion designer Holly Stalder did: 

 

Child proof the fire place by using a chalk board - Apartment Therapy

Apartment Therapy

Have more stylish child safety ideas? Leave them in the comments!

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Christen

window treatments connoisseur and Mom-on-the-go, who sees window treatments for their functionality and benefits. I enjoy a classic look with modern amenities.

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