Though we have a huge dining room table and a little table and chairs, the kids and I like to sprawl on the playroom floor to work on our lessons. We've had a beige rug from our first apartment in our favorite spot for awhile now and I never really loved it in our playroom. I switched it with a fancy oriental rug from my husband's office today. I'm not sure that he is thrilled to loose the pop of color, but I really like how they both look in their new homes. Maybe the beige one will grow on him!
We're still spending a lot of time out-of-doors in the glorious October weather, but I am starting to think ahead to the chilly days that are just around the bend. I sat on the porch swing this afternoon after lunch and polished some of our favorite wooden toys from the cubbies. It was nice to see this corner look freshened up at the end of the day. I plan to slowly work my way around the rooms in our home getting things tidied up.
I think if you asked most people, they would say that they don't really enjoy cleaning their home. I challenge you to look at an area of your home that you'd like to improve. Get the cleaning out of the way first and then take a few minutes to make things look a little prettier. Create a little tableau with a few treasured belongings, a favorite stack of books, or a vase of flowers mixed with autumnal cuttings. Your freshened up corner will make the cleaning worth it! If you choose a new area to tackle each day, I think that you find that your home will quickly become a place that everyone will enjoy being during the coldest months of the year.