I find if a space in our home, especially our children’s play or work spaces is just not working for whatever reason, just making the slightest change can make all the difference.
Our Sewing space;
Recently I shared the sewing space I set up for my children to use and it worked really well for a couple of weeks and then I noticed my daughter kept on going over to my sewing desk to work and using what sewing items I had in the draws rather than what I had set up for her. I realised, she didn’t need or want a separate space to me- she wanted to work with me and have the same set up that I use. So, I cleaned out a couple of the drawers and put hers and her brothers sewing things in them and it’s made all the difference.
From experience, I feel our children’s spaces are always evolving. I don’t always get it right the first time, so a little observation and time to see if it works really helps.
Our Art space;
My children asked to move the tables around yesterday and at the same time, I cleaned out their art trolley which now holds practically all of their art supplies except some bottles of paint and their paper tray. We don’t have anything stored anywhere else anymore which has now freed up the shelf that had the excess art supplies to be use for storing puzzles. We have a basket to store all the things they want to keep and they have access to paper and scraps bits n pieces in the drawer attached to our coffee table opposite this space.