Houzz is the new way to design your home.
In a large landing . . .
Paint a wall in the "kid office" with chalkboard paint so they can write words or problems on it.
Supply organizer . . .
When a carpet tile gets worn or ruined by a juice spill, you simply replace it (some companies, such as FLOR, even recycle old tiles).
Map on the wall, comfy chair for reading.
Where to practice music?