It’s funny how the house that my husband and I initially purchased before kids seemed to have PLENTY of space. Pass go, collect two kids and suddenly a home office no long exists much less any additional storage. With the walls closing in and toys taking over our great room, it was time to move my husband’s office into the hall and surrender the space to our little peeps. Well…here is final product…tah-dah!
The entire room was outfitted from IKEA on a pretty strict budget of less than $800. Since it was a fairly small room I wanted to utilize the area while also creating “zones” in the room. The reading sofa is a smaller scaled loveseat that provides a great place to curl up with the kiddos and read a book or grab the latest episode of Yo Gabba Gabba. The television unit provides a great place to house bins with toys all while keeping them nicely tucked away. I divided up the room by standing a bookcase on end and securing it to the wall; not only did it serve as a room divider, it also provided additional storage. This sectioning off of the space created a nice little niche that I tucked a kid sized table for the kids to craft and color at. All of the furniture is slipcovered and can be machine washed. The art above the kids table was made from taking fabric and stretching is across wooden frames and using a staple gun to secure it. I wanted the color scheme to be bright and inviting. Although we’ve lost an office, we gained such an amazing space for our kids that will transition with them as they grow and their needs change.