It’s been almost a month now and we are starting to really find our own place here in this new little house of ours. It’s been a big adjustment for both of us. For the first time Bo and I have an entire house that is all ours. It is filled with our belongings and we get to dictate how each area of the house is used. For the first time I’m starting to consider how our use of space changes the way we live our lives. As we begin to make each space of our house a home, I look at the area not only with my own eyes but with Bo’s too. This is as much her house as it is mine and each room needs to be her’s too.
Cosy reading nooks and toy boxes filled with soft toys and wooden puzzles, kid friendly kitchens that encourage little hands to get involved and help with the chores. Boots by the back door, just waiting to get out and play.
Our house is far from finished. But slowly and surely it is becoming warmer and brighter and more “us,” and every day I watch Bo as she becomes more confident in her own space. I watch as she moves items around in the pantry so they are more to her liking. I watch as she reaches the back door and stops, reaching out for her boots and calling me to help her put them on. I watch as she knows exactly where to find her books and where to stack the fire wood and where to find her paper and pens. I watch as she marks this space with a little of what makes her, her. And it’s pretty amazing to watch this little person defining herself in space, discovering new words and names for things that …. and finding comfort in what is our very first home.
What do you do to make your house a home for your little people? Do you have kid areas and adult areas? Are you more focussed on design or practicality? What is your focus when it comes to creating a space for your family?
This post was sponsored by Target. Some of the products you see featured in the photographs were gifted to me by Target as a part of their Winter Homewares range. You can find all those products are available in store now; The Jamie Oliver Kitchen Scales, the Classic Watering Can, the Owl Plate and the Water Hyacinth Baskets.