In 2007, God blessed us with a baby girl, Lilly. In 2008, he called her home. Grief drove us to find new passions and that is when we starting curating space and creating custom pieces. God has blessed us with new life again, Mia and Tripp. This is our journey through this fallen, but beautiful world.
Well, we went ahead and fully embraced the "playroom." All things adult are gone and it is now all about the kids. The only problem I had with doing this changeover was that the room connects to our formal dining and entry-way. My solution to this dilemma? CURTAINS!...about $20 dollars worth of Ikea curtain panels to be exact.
I hung 4 total panels so that the drapes would appear more full and so that they would close completely across the opening when needed. Some gold finials and gold tie backs complete the look.
When we are having a nice dinner or the playroom is out of control, you can simply close the drapes like it doesn't even exist!
Now you see the the toys...now you don't! I think it is a good compromise solution for our home right now. I was worried it would be make both spaces feel smaller, but it really doesn't. I am still working on a few personal touches to complete the look of the playroom. The kids have LOVED having a space all to themselves and appreciate the whimsical touches as opposed to the formal that used to be in there. I will give a better tour once they are they are finished!
Do you try to hide the toys in your home, or do you just embrace them? I have tried both, and I am a happier Momma when they are contained to one area. Would love to hear your thoughts!