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Less is More in a Small Space

by Debbie
(Boston, MA)

Rae's Playspace

Rae's Playspace

This is my daughter's playspace, which is actually 1/2 of our shared bedroom. We live in a very small space and since we have to see her toys every day we wanted them to be beautiful! Cheap, plastic toys just aren't beautiful to me and I'd rather spend extra money to have a few quality toys than have a room full of plastic junk. Environmental issues are very important to us so we buy natural and biodegradeable materials whenever we can and this extends to how we raise our children.

The curtains in the room were bought secondhand and the curtain rod is actually a cracked and dried out piece of bamboo from a neighbor's yard! The table is from Ikea! The colorful stacking toy was purchased in Germany and so was the gnome doll. The two wool balls on the table were handmade by a friend and most of the other items were gifts. The horse is by Radio Flyer and was a gift. The basket to the left holds blocks and other small wooden toys and it was actually our bassinet when she was smaller!

My daughter loves her playspace and especially loves her table. She likes to draw at the table and narrates what she is doing to the other toys. She sleeps in this room (with us) so it was nice to carve out her own little corner.

Not shown are lots and lots of books, which are on a bookshelf in the livingroom. We also have more toys there, mostly stuffed animals and a few more wooden animals. She also has an assortment of balls and dolls scattered about the house.

I really hope to buy more handmade items in the future, having just discovered Etsy! I also hope to buy locally more often when I can.

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Aug 14, 2008
Less IS more
by: Rachel

I'm with you, less IS more. Some of the entries look like toy stores to me and my goodness, must cost more all added up than everything in my house! Kids just don't need a lot. Your selection is beautiful.

Jul 16, 2008
by: Katie

This is a great space too! Looks very friendly.

Jul 12, 2008
Love the table
by: Anonymous

Nice playroom!

Jul 11, 2008
by: Heather

Looks so warm and inviting with the natural light! I agree that LESS is MORE a lot of the time. :)

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