Simple solution to all your dice problems! Stick two dice in a small tupperware container. Have the children shake the container and look at the dice. No "throwing" dice or losing them either. I will probably use foam dice as they are noiseless.
It is possible to have a chic living room, and still keep your children& toys close at hand. Stash toys in storage bins and baskets that compliment your décor, and add pattern and texture. It& making cleaning up, well, child& play.