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Secret Hideaways For Play

In a house full of activity it is nice to try and create special spaces for kids. Outside is always ideal, but inside can also be fun. In the summer I have created outdoor tents using PVC plastic pipe from the the local hardware store. It is easy to create any shape you want with a little rope and glue. Cover with your favorite fabrics and see what you can create. Great for nap time, long afternoons with a favorite book or secret play places for friends. Throw in some mix and match pillows…create a little camping scene.

Who knew how simple it is to make an indoor fort? I love this idea of taking a table cloth and cutting out windows and doors! This table cloth blanket fort is from CoolSpacesForKids.

I love gifts that spark imagination. This adorable Fort Building Kit is via Saltwater Kids, another great gift idea.

And sometimes parents need a hideout too! Take a mattress outside for the summer months and create a day bed for two.. great way to watch the kids play and keep us all young at heart!

About the author
Santa Monica, CA based Annette is the creator of the interior decor lines, House, Little House and Annette Tatum Collections. She is also the author of The Well-Dressed Home, which features her universal style guide for translating your sense of fashion into home design.
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