All right. We get it. Hey, we've been there. In anxious anticipation to relive your childhood, you purchased a dollhouse for your 15-month-old baby girl, right? Only she's made a teething ring out of the dressing room mirror. She's not the one who's ready for the doll house. You are. Where do you put this monstrosity for the next two to three years now that you've gotten it? We recommend using the dollhouse as storage. Better yet? Convert existing storage to a dollhouse.
Both options have dual use for precious square footage in small homes, and allow for the doll house to have a life even after she's outgrown it, because sadly that may happen some day! The shelf-as-house is also a great option for a boy's room if you want to expose him to healthy developmental role play, but don't want the room to feel too "feminine" to the outside eye.
Some of these are from our archives, some are new to us. There are many do-it-yourself options as well as designer samples that have not yet gone into production. Some are available to purchase as-is, no work required! We do hope you find inspiration to suit your needs here.
(Images: 1. Keith Scott Morton/Country Living 2. Christian Vivanco 3. Sears 4. Ferm Living 5. Nice Girl Notes 6. via De Zeen 7. Pretty Little Things 8. Hase Weiss 9. Johan Orbeck Aase via Mocoloco 10. Venture Horizons 11. Hannah Trost 12. Flickr user Sarah used with permission 13. Jeppe Gudmundsen Holmgreen via De Zeen 14. Land of Nod 15. Kase van een Huis)