Review: Ikea Table For Kids

Making Room for Little People

When you become a parent, adjusting to the volume of baby/ child related items that come along with having a baby takes some getting used to. Gone are the days of having a nice tidy home – toys are strewn all over the place while they are awake and even when they are tidied away they take up so much room.

The toys in our house belong in two places, our conservatory (i.e. the playroom) and the girls’ rooms. They still manage to migrate into every other room of the house though but as a general rule, the living room is our space. We have always had a small basket of toys in the living room but it has just become a dumping ground. So, I have decided to embrace the fact that I do in fact have children and make a space for them within the living room.

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I may have mentioned that I bagged myself an IKEA table for £5 the other day. I decided to use it to make a little area for the girls. First job though was to sort out the toy box. Once the toys were narrowed down to those that Little L will play with independently I put the table in place.

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Last week we went to Dunelm Mill to buy some material to use as a table cloth. I chose a wipe-down fabric so we can use it for painting and other crafts.

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With the table cloth in place I put a pot of crayons on the table, I will make sure there is fresh paper on the table each day so they can both help themselves. When Little L is napping Little G can get out the glitter and glue and do more adventurous crafting but I cannot leave that out full time!

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room for kidsSo there we are, an easy way to make room for your children. Accepting that it is their house too and making a dedicated space for them will encourage them to keep things tidy I hope.

Where do your children play?

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4 Comments

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    Abigail Bryony
    April 5, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Ive done the same and sort of accepted that lily needs a decent amount of space in the house for her stuff too! She has a big corner in our living room with a toy storage unit, ikea kitchen, bean bag etc and she knows that that’s ‘her corner’ and will spent loads of time there! Its definitely important for kids to have their own space too 🙂

    • Reply
      Katy
      April 5, 2015 at 8:23 pm

      We have a kitchen that spends most of the time in the living room too. Love that you have a whole corner! 🙂

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    mummyofboygirltwins
    April 7, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Oh yes! Mine have taken over the whole house! Hubby and I have a small snug/living room area and thats it! Love this idea and the table and chairs are fab. Lots of crafts and painting now!! 🙂 Jess x

    • Reply
      Katy
      April 8, 2015 at 7:03 pm

      Haha love that you have a small area and the kids have the rest! x

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