So, I used to chuckle at people who were always 'renovating.reorganising.reformating' their living spaces. I laughed because I couldn't understand why they didn't just organise their rooms the 'right' way the first time (since I would map out a room - with graph paper - before arranging the furniture.. and then live with it permanently).
Then I became a stay.at.home.mama.
Then I understood.
Now I laugh at myself as I heave the tables.couches.chairs from one spot to another... weekly!
This is one of my recent 'organizing frenzies'... creating a nook for all of our daughter's books... in the fireplace. In lieu of it not being a functioning fireplace (I wish it were) I opted to make it functional for Azriel's growing stack of books.
It's a great - accessible - spot for her to go grab a favourite read.
(Side-note: yes, those are her harem pants I sewed from a blouse)!
Here's a 'play zone' I recently created in the living room for her too. Every time I talk about creating a new 'nook' or 'zone' in our nest... my husband gets a wary look. Try convincing your minimalist partner that bringing more furniture into a space will help it feel more spacious!
So, I grabbed this bench from our garage to create a play area for our daughter next to the upcycled furniture oven. Now she can sit here and cook.play.read.colour. Ideally there would be some wicker baskets under the bench to house toys... since one must always have more baskets tucked around the house! ;o)
I guess this living room just keeps morphing since it's where we spend the majority of our time.
It's our living space.dining area.entertainment station.play zone.
Call in feng shui or just the fact that many females are intrinsically connected to their surroundings... but I just keep changing it until it 'fits' right.
So what about you?
Does the dust have time to settle on your furniture... or do you manically move it around too?!