Sleeping Mats

Handy Home Décor Ideas for Kids

Busy parents know that being prepared makes life a lot easier. You never know when an unanticipated sleepover or slumber party will crop up or discover that all of your good guest towels have been taken for the community car wash. Stocking up on home décor basics is a wise idea because sooner or later they will be put to good use.

Bedding is a perfect example – you just can’t have too many sheets and pillowcases. Experts recommend three sets of sheets for each bed in the house, with one set on the bed, one set in the wash and one set at the ready, but a few extra sets are always a good idea, especially when you have kids.


Those impromptu slumber parties mean that extra sleeping mats and bags along with an inflatable bed or some casual cushions will come in handy. Nap mats are useful for smaller children while a futon or convertible chair can come in handy for accommodating teen and adult overnight guests. Be sure to have enough sheets, pillows and pillowcases to match up with every potential bedding situation.


Towels are another item where more is better – a stockpile of bath sheets and towels will serve you well, especially if you have teens with long hair (who like to take frequent long showers!) The standard set of guest towels should include one bath towel, one hand towel and one washcloth but extra bath sheets are useful, as are beach towels which may be used at the pool or for sunbathing.


Pop-up hampers are great for both storing extra towels and bedding and for keeping soiled and wet towels off the floor. Stock up on several pop-up hampers and use them as often as possible.