Emily Hewett is a firm believer that family-friendly design can be just as stylish as it is practical.

Noise and spills are inevitable in a game room, she says. So plan ahead.

“Create a rug with Flor’s modular carpet tiles, which are perfect for any space, but especially those where mishaps are more likely,” Hewett says. A stained or soiled tile can be easily replaced without having to rip out the entire rug.

To keep the noise in check, Hewett dressed the top portion of the art wall in a fun, colorful padded fabric to assist in noise reduction. “The lower portion is covered in cork board, allowing for the kiddos to display their artwork.”