This is Emma’s space. She blocks it off with chairs and we have to be invited in. She has moved her basket of kitchen toys over there and now sets up dinners and tea parties at the table while I am cooking. It is a multi-purpose corner. Behind the cabinets are books and art supplies. The white table is now officially Emma’s to make messes on and create.
It is interesting sharing a one bedroom apartment with a family of three and we are lucky that it is quite a spacious apartment. We use our bedroom solely for sleeping and so our dining/living room is essentially her play room. Having her things around doesn’t bother me and I am happy that she has carved out areas for her play and her things to stay. Every once in a while I wish that we could move and have two bedrooms. Both for privacy and so that we could have whole rooms all to ourselves (I even made an Etsy board for my little daydream of decorating). In all truthfulness though we love our home here and will probably stay as long as we can because its worth it to us to be where we are right now.