We all know just how difficult it can be to get kids to do chores around the house. None of them enjoy it and would rather be out there playing with their friends, or watching television. Without the right approach, it can actually make the kids actually hate the chores. In this article, we are going to take a look at some of the ways you can get kids to do their chores.
1. Cut Out the Distractions
Children usually have distractions that can prevent them from doing their chores. It could be anything from toys to the television. Simply take those distractions until they complete their chores.
2. Set Time Limits for Chores
You need to give the child the time limit for chores, such as: “I want to see your bed done in five minutes”. Make them feel the urgency of the situation by telling them that if they delay there will go to bed early at night. This will motive them to compete with themselves. Your child will realize that there is something to be gained if they complete their chores on time, which will actually make it exciting for them.
3. Use a Motivating Leverage
As the kids grow older you can use motivational things as leverage, the most common of them being financial leverage. Peg it on their allowance such that each time that they don’t complete the chores on time, you deduct some money from their allowances, probably giving it to the sibling who finishes their task first, and on time.
Decorate Your Coffee Table
While teaching the children their chores, you can also start teaching them about decoration around the house. That is the reason why we are now going to take a look at 10 trendy coffee table décor ideas.
Add Height and Dimension
Add two or three accessories to your coffee table of varying heights and shapes since it tends to add depth to the display. Some of the accessories that you can use can include candle holders, ornaments, and flower vases.
The Fail-Safe Book Stack
One of the best ways to make your coffee table an instant hit is to stack it up with books or magazines. They could be books or magazines about anything, depending on your preferences, as they tend to add style and elegance into the room. They can be placed in many ways such as piling or stacking them against each other.
Fresh Touch of Greenery
Indoor plants are yet something else that can bring style to your coffee table, and especially if they are fresh. They can include succulent potted plants, or flowers straight out of your local florists’ shop.
By statement accessories, we are talking about things like ornaments which are stylish, attracting attention. There are many different ornaments, at different price points, depending on your individual tastes.
Work with Colour
Color has always been a very important aspect in style, and that includes when decorating your coffee table. You need to go for the right colors based on the colors in your space and you’ll be surprised at the effect in the room.
Use a Tray
Having a statement tray on the coffee table can also make a huge difference on the décor, as long as it is clean and neatly placed.
The Rule of Three
Think out of the box so that you don’t limit the coffee table ideas when it comes to décor, and apply this to the whole house.
Make it Glamorous
Making it fancy is yet another way, and this can be done by use of mirrored or metallic surfaces such as glass or silver vases. This makes the décor seem luxurious.
Less is More
At times it might be best to keep things simple and balanced, leaving your coffee table clutter free. This creates a sense of spaciousness.
Keep the Finished-on Theme
Stick to the theme of the room or home, as you work towards your desired goal.
When training kids to do their chores, it would make perfect sense for you to also start training them how to decorate the home. The tips above can act as a starting point.