Fairytales Can Come True
There are several places within almost any home where there’s an opportunity for a dedicated space that belongs exclusively to the kiddos. I love to find creative ways to incorporate these small areas into any home where little ones can play with (and contain!) their toys. Let’s take a look at some of the places where I have utilized a nook, a place under the stairs, or even a whole room where children can use their big imaginations!
Finding Use for That Little Space Under the Stairs
Every inch of your home should serve you and your family, and the space under the stairs is no exception! These spaces can be used for short term storage (think holiday decorations, luggage, or games, etc.) or even as pet kennels for our furry friends to sleep. But there is nothing better than designing a little home for little people to play and pretend that is all their own! Let’s take a peek:
A Space to Call Their Own
Sometimes the need for a dedicated play space warrants a dedicated room for fun. These rooms need to grow along with their playmates, so I like to keep textiles playful and youthful, but not overly juvenile. This allows the space to transition along with the interests of the children. Keep an eye out for your favorite details below:
I Spy With My Little Eye…
Sometimes space does not allow for a dedicated area for play, but that doesn’t stop me from looking at “extra” space, no matter how small, for ways in which it can be utilized to serve the family who lives there. A small landing outside of a hidden storage room, a bunk area within a playhouse, a bedroom corner, or a little space under the stairwell don’t have to call attention to themselves as anything other than a place for someone of ANY age, to rest, relax, hide or play. We are all, after all, children at heart.
I challenge you to look for opportunities within your home where you might create an inviting space for your littlest guests to have a space to call their own. I believe in creating spaces that encourages the BEST parts of being at home… it is, after all, the place where we make our memories with one another. Like all good fairytales, I hope we are all able to say after a long trip, or even an especially long day, “There’s NO place like home”.