Our family spends a lot of time in the living room. In this space most of our reading, playing, visiting and relaxing happen.
As you can see I have a some books here and there. Actually, most of them are downstairs. Books are a difficult thing for me to simplify. I enjoy accumulating books and the fact that books are so inexpensive to get at garage sales and thrift stores doesn’t help. I keep an active record of all the books I own on LibraryThing, but there are books that I’m not completely happy with and those should be sold or donated.
My children don’t have a separate play room; the living room is their playroom. I try and keep toy clutter under control by making only a few toys available at any given time. When my little ones loose interest of a toy I switch it with a toy I’ve stored downstairs. This system has been working well. I would like to invest in a few more good quality toys for my little ones (any toy suggestions?) as well as a few more nice baskets for storing toys on the shelf.
There are few areas that need fixing in the living room. One, is the fire place. The existing tiles broke off and we’ve been meaning to install new tiles. I’d like this to be done. Two, the lighting in this room is terrible. In the summer it’s no problem because the sun doesn’t set until 10pm anyways. In the winter, however, it’s gloomy. I’m going to try and find another lamp of two. Three, there are a couple holes in the walls. These holes need to be filled and repainted.
I also have a variety of plants in the living room, and some are looking shabby. I think these old plants will be meeting the compost bin.
Finally, my Husband and I want to create a prayer space for the little ones in the living room. We’ve been talking about the importance of putting time aside to create a special and consistent prayer time. I’m going to find a small table for the corner of the room for this purpose. What kind of things should I put in the prayer space?
I’d love to hear your suggestions! Also, Elisa is decluttering her linens this week, be sure to go over and check our her post.