With baby girl on the way, we’ve been shifting some things around at home. We’re not quite to the stage of baby-proofing, per se, but there are changes we’ve made to make our home a bit more family-friendly. I’m talking functionality, storage and layout. My husband and I have lived together now for about 6 years and our priority at home has always been comfort, but it’s always been the two of us. We were fine with shamelessly eating dinner at the coffee table most nights and we have always had the run of the land as far as closet space and storage. Now we’re thinking about things like, more floor space for play time, more storage for toys and swaddles, family dinner at a table, etc. I thought you might find it interesting if you’re a new mama too, or just love a good dose of home decor! This is about functionality and layout of the house, not about baby gear storage or nursery reveals… just yet.
It’s difficult to find the balance between creating moments of interest around your home and having just plain clutter. I love vignettes but I love minimalism too! I’m constantly taking things out and then putting things away. It’s empty! It’s cluttered! It’s empty… I want our house to feel lived-in, not like a museum, which is why I can’t commit to a totally minimalist style. Here are a few things that have worked for me, as well as some spots I still struggle with!
Here’s a room of my house that has yet to be featured.. or even mentioned. The kitchen! We have some big plans BUT, in the meantime, I do love the original character of this charming old door from the 1940s. Cottage-style-perfection! It’s the backdoor of the house, the door we use most, the door that family and friends use.