Montessori Inspired Play Area

Montessori Inspired Play Area

My post this week isn't necessarily about creating, unless you want to consider it "creating" a montessori inspired play area for the girls.

Peonies and Cream - Montessori Inspired Play Area

One of my many small passions is creating beautiful yet functional living areas.

I've been struggling a lot with a certain corner of our living room that housed most of the girls play things. 

The area seemed cramped and cluttered, with most of the loose toys being piled up in a basket.

Peonies and Cream - Montessori Inspired Play Area

So, I was super excited when this "storage credenza" finally arrived this week and my husband surprised me by putting it together while I was at work!

Peonies and Cream - Montessori Inspired Play Area

For a while now, I've been intrigued by the montessori style of teaching and raising kids, especially toddlers. 

I mostly admire the independence and exploration that it encourages. 

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I thought placing the girls' toys on display would not only help clean up this area, but also help teach them how to keep their toys tidy, and allow them to see and better choose what they want to play with. 

And it helps me stay on top of culling through the toys and being mindful of what we are actually taking in for them to play with. 

Peonies and Cream - Montessori Inspired Play Area

Plus, this bookcase is beautiful and will hopefully last through the toy phase and become a true decorative feature. 

I'm not 100% done with this area, mainly I would like to add more to the wall above the kitchen set, but I couldn't help but show it off so far!

Peonies and Cream - Montessori Inspired Play Area

Even though, most days it ends up looking like this....

Peonies and Cream - Montessori Inspired Play Area

...I'm still loving the way it looks and cleans up our living room. 

What pretty but functional solutions have you found to help deal with all of the toys and treasures that come along with having littles?

Let me know in the comments below! Or, tag me in an Instagram post with @Peoniesandcream or #Peoniesandcream.

 

 

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