A few weeks ago I stumbled across a great book at the library called "Playful Home: Creative Style Ideas for Living with Kids" by Andrew Weaving with photography by Andrew Wood. It was basically like a giant Paumes book with lots of fun inspiration to draw upon. I love seeing how other people live (don't we all?) and this book is a gold mine of ideas if you are rethinking certain areas of your own home. Here were a few ideas I enjoyed:
• Parent's vintage collections on open display within reach of children
• "Frames" wallpaper where everyone walking by can draw their own mini portrait.
• Mixing wallpaper prints
• Giant photo murals
• Framing children's art and using it as decor
• Using hallways as flexible play spaces
• Indoor playgrounds: swings, slides, etc.
It is interesting to watch as family homes are becoming more of a study in how the parents and children coexist together in all areas of the home instead of an "adult's space" vs. "children's space" style of living. What about in your own home? I still find myself struggling with this concept a bit as I like to have special things and don't want to turn everything into a free for all. Are there "off-limits" places/items in your home? What are some things that you have tried to do to make your home more playful?