Home Decor – Revisited

Off late life is completely about her highness – my daughter. To be honest I never imagined that things would change so drastically with the advent of this little creature. Yes, surprises can come in very small packages and change the geography or history of your life completely.

What inspired this post was the recent visit to the wonderful IKEA store. I love the simplicity of their designs and more importantly the thought that goes into making those simple pieces of furniture Useful. Yes, there are many designs that we see in stores that are aesthetically very pleasing but are completely useless when it comes to utility/comfort. I like love IKEA primarily for their utility and aesthetics.

You must be wondering as to how did my angel (or is it the devil these days – terrible twos are on, you see) inspired me to reflect on home decor subject. The answer is simple, whatever I do these days, I somehow cannot get my house to have any semblance of order or propriety, thanks to her. When I mentioned this to many of my regular listeners they dismissed it saying this is ‘but obvious’ in a house with a child. As a person who loves to decorate her house and indulge in it, you can imagine my supposed misery/pain. But then I love my daughter more than all these earthly things too.

Therefore, I have come to the conclusion that I have two options.

  1. Submit myself ( rather my house) to her highness and continue to clean as I go (CAIG)
  2. Try to figure out the most creative and magical way of keeping my house presentable while allowing my daughter to amuse herself
There is though a high probability of people recommending me to follow option 1, however, if there is any creative soul out there who can contrive of a way for me to follow option 2, I would not just be delighted, but ready to do anything for them Β (don’t take that too seriously, I have a toddler πŸ˜‰ ).
So, here goes my plea to all, at finding the improbable option 2.
PS: I love to hear what all those creative minds at IKEA would say if ever they read my plea.

 

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2 thoughts on “Home Decor – Revisited

  1. Hey,
    I totally get where you are and this solution from ikea http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S29884439/ helped me. I feel kids understand authority, organization, routines from a very young age, just make a routine of picking toys at the end of the day and after a week or so they will get the drift ( the trouble is if we can keep up with the drift after a tiring day hehe) Waking to a clean home is rewarding, I’m sure u know..

  2. Thanks Veena! Like everything starting something like this with toddlers isn’t easy, but will have to try it as a routine. The tip is appreciated πŸ™‚

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