A peek inside a reader’s play space…
Today’s reader, Julia of Adventures at Home, has written a whole post about her love for her playful family home. Here are my favourite snippets….
“Sometimes, just sometimes, I daydream. I imagine that we have a big house… a playroom… a large garden… oodles of storage space – a garage, an attic, a basement. Then… then I imagine how we store, zone and rotate the children’s toys, how we have a nature table, a dedicated messy area, an art studio, cosy reading nooks, a home corner, a tinker table and… my oh my – I do get a bit carried away…But then I think – hang on a minute – I love our home. Yes, it’s small; we have no attic, basement, garage or playroom and only a tiny backyard – but when I really think about it I realise that this is the perfect house for our family.”
“I remember how I actually enjoy the challenge of finding the best ways of using the space; ways that nurture play and adventure, learning and working, relaxing and socialising. The rooms have to be multi-functional and we have thrived here – a happy family within its parameters. Its limitations have encouraged us to think creatively and as a result we definitely get the best out of it.”
“The grown-ups’ bedroom is by no means a child-free area. It has, in the last couple of months alone, been a hospital, a lion’s den and a snowy mountain, with Arctic animals and Lego snow speeders. And it’s the official Trampoline Room of course – but I think all homes have one of those, don’t they?”
“So who needs a playroom? Our whole home is a playroom. And that’s just the way we like it.”
You can read Julia’s entire Dream Home post here.
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