“Life begins well, it begins enclosed, protected, all warm in the bosom of the house.”
— Gaston Bachelard
The inspiration for this project began with my kids, well our family in general, and this weekend we really had a chance to focus on that. This might also be the reason why I may need to post my Love Your Life Project blogs on another weekday, because posting on Mondays inevitably means I will be working on Sunday, and to be honest, I like to keep our Sunday’s simple; slow, full of good food, and always leaving the opportunity open for a nap.
This weekend we changed somethings around in our home, nothing huge, no big reno reveals yet, we just changed around the furniture in a few rooms to make them work better for how we want to live.
Yes, I do love changing furniture around, it’s been a hobby of mine since I was a kid and if you know me, well you have probably experienced this in some way. I would change my own room around all the time as a kid and even asked friends if we could change their rooms around for fun.
Anyways, we switched our dining room with the office and made the office into more of a family space. A space that we could be together in, doing the things that we love that don’t involve the TV. Our two-year-old might love with the space the most, which is so funny to see. He runs in grabs the guitar and calls it the “quiet playroom.” We brought lots of books into the room and the kids’ puzzles so we can be in the space together enjoying each other.
This room, was also inspired by our kids. When we created a designated office space, it slowly became a space where the kids weren’t really able to come in because things like computers, bills and other breakables were in there. I didn’t like this at all, because I want them to be able to enjoy the spaces in our home as well. So, we tucked away a lot of the breakables and made the space a cozy little multifunctional space for our family to hangout.
Well, this small change in our home made us really happy and I am excited to share that with all of you. It’s nothing huge, but it matters because it changes how we live and spend time together.
The room isn’t perfect, but the idea behind it is what matters the most to us. Who knows, we might give the space a mini facelift and I can share that process with you in the future, especially because it still has a low hanging chandelier that we need to duck under when walking through, just a minor detail though in something that’s having a big impact on how we live our lives.
What are some of your favourite spaces in your home?