I know we are blessed to have a playroom in our house (we traded location for space with our last move) but even when we lived in a smaller home I always tried to find a space (albeit on a much smaller scale) for home corner play as it is such an important part of the imaginative play of young children.
Dress up area featuring the DIY Kids: Dress Up Wardrobe made from a cardboard box and a cheval mirror.
A little lounge area with someone to rest your feet, books to read, a family photo, vase of flowers (the vase is a plastic juice bottle wrapped with coloured tape), paper plate clock and calendar. Often it is the little details which make a space feel more home like but they do not have to be expensive.
The dining area butts up against an Expedit bookcase which I use for storage on both sides – you can see on the top of the bookcase and to the right of the table baskets and containers labelled with picture labels to show the food items which belong inside each. There is also a basket of coloured silk scarves to the far right which are used in all sorts of playful ways – a tablecloth, wrap for a baby, etc.
Our compact kitchen, the one big ticket item in this area, is from EcoToys and was a Christmas present for Immy from us and my parents.
The pre-loved wooden dolls bed was kindly given to us by a good friend. Dolls clothes are kept in a clear plastic tub fits which perfectly under the bed.
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To peek inside another gorgeous child sized play space, check out this post at Little Eco Footprints.