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Creating a space kids love living in!



I often hear “It’s not permanent” or “I just need it to work for right now, they’ll grow out of it quickly”. But I’m here to tell you that every space is meant to grow with us as we live in it, so whatever it may be at that moment, you should love living in it! 


It doesn’t matter if you don’t have a separate kids' playroom. A well-organized and beautiful bedroom will save the rest of your house from turning into a giant kid-dumping zone. And you may enjoy lounging in their room with them! And that is what is most important!  



Here are four tips to create a space your kids will love playing in!



1. Choose timeless furniture pieces that are equally beautiful and functional but most importantly durable. Every piece of furniture should serve a purpose and do double duty. Use a combination that has concealed and open shelving. Assign everything to a designated space and make it easily accessible. Keep your space and their minds organized! Cleanup will be a breeze!


2. Add comfortable seating and textiles. Whether it’s a family room or just a little corner area, create a comfy spot for reading and snuggling with an oversized sofa, deep chair, or floor pillows. Pillows are a must for the fort building!


3. Have a big space? Think big with art! Use oversized engineering prints to get a dramatic look. Have just a corner?  Add vintage maps for educational fun that won’t clash with the rest of your space.


4. Don’t forget to sprinkle in some whimsy! Whether you have a big or small space, create little moments throughout the space so your kids can touch and explore. Take a page from Montessori and incorporate vintage treasures that your child will learn to appreciate and care for. Spark their imagination with a rotary telephone on a side table, a stack of dominoes on the bookshelf, or a vintage camera hanging from a handle.

 


With a little effort, you can create a space that you and your kids love living in!


Remember, just because its a kid's space doesn't mean it shouldn't get the same attention as another space. When any space is designed well it can grow and evolve as we do.


xo,

Jocelyn








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