Half sitting room/half playroom
The spring cleaning continues around our house. Today the sitting room was our target for improvement. These days it’s hard to tell where the sitting room ends and the playroom begins. I guess those are the joys of a small house, where space is at a total premium. The room is almost completely overrun with toys, and even our bookcase which was once sparsely decorated with a few select ornaments and an assortment of books, now looks like it belongs in a toy shop.
Lately it’s been getting to the point where it doesn’t matter how much tidying we do in the evenings, we can never fully put the toys away, and the room always feels a bit more like a playroom than sitting room.
In a effort to reduce that feeling, even a little bit, tonight we moved the bookcase from the sitting room out to the office, and brought the office storage shelves into the sitting room instead. A quick trip to IKEA later and we had some storage boxes for the toys that fitted perfectly on the shelves.
I think it still looks a bit like a playroom but perhaps that can’t be helped. It certainly looks tidier to me, so I’ll take that as an improvement.