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Minka Aire Light WaveCeiling Fan - 52" White
“Your ceiling fan should feel seamless and act as a quiet contribution to your overall design!”
- B. Powers, Interior Designer
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When you have kids you quickly realize that as much as you’d like to contain toys to one designated area it usually becomes a losing battle. Kids love to bring toys with them from to room. And, if your kids are anything like mine, they like to be wherever you are. There is no need to fight it. The best thing to do is to just surrender and start making your house fun. Fun doesn’t mean turning your home into a giant playroom, it simply means using your imagination and adding interest. It can actually translate to less toys (objects) and more creative style and design.
I absolutely adore the idea of using something that is already in your home (or needed in your home) and making into something magical. The hidden doorway in the bookcase above is brilliant. What kid wouldn’t want a secret passage way in their home? And what adult wouldn’t want one for that matter?
Truthfully, this concept is all about keeping your style and grown up taste and simply adding in a few fun elements throughout. It can be as simple as adding a swing to your living room or using a play table as your coffee table. Although there is a swing and kids table in this living room there is nothing about this room that lacks style or is void of good design. It has a playful, modern and eclectic feel about it.
And, in area’s that are already designated for kids, why not go all out and build something like an indoor playhouse or castle, for that matter? This play castle works really well because it has great shape and is white which blends in with the rest of the room. It’s likely that the clean white modern style of this play area is carried throughout the home. Finding an element such as color or furniture style to carry throughout the home brings continuity.
Of course, if you have the ability (and room) to go all out than why not just go for it? I think this slide from upstairs to the downstairs is beyond cool. The stainless steel against the white walls brings a modern element to the space and the slide almost carries the look of a giant art piece.
Adding fun elements to your home is . . . fun. It’s a chance for kids to be involved and take interest in design and a second chance for grown ups to use their imaginations.
Images: The House Home, Milk, Aprill Aprill, Martilaiste
Trina McNeilly is a freelance writer and style scout. She shares her stories and design related finds on her daily lifestyle blog La La Lovely. Since it's start in 2008, La La Lovely has become a daily source for inspiration and advice when it comes to all things design and style related. Trina's work has been featured on Apartment Therapy, The Equals Record, Houzz and recently in the Land of Nod catalog. When Trina isn't stringing words together, styling spaces or scouting online finds she is running about trying to keep up with her four little ones. Follow Tricia on Google+
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