Kids' Rooms: Curtains, Canopies & Tents

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What child (or adult, for that matter!) doesn't love cocooning in small, intimate spaces?  As kids, we're compelled to build houses out of boxes, forts out of furniture and tents out of tables — all in an attempt to seclude ourselves from the world and to create a space where our imaginations can roam free... 

These rooms and images respond to children's natural instinct to play and hide by incorporating soft, comforting nooks in which to nestle. Some provide the mere suggestion of a cocoon, while others envelop and facilitate playful pretending.  

Did you have a curtain, canopy or tent in your room when you were growing up? Do your children? What role do you think they play in one's childhood experience?

(Images: 1a. Hillary Littlejohn Scurtis b. Cottage Living via Apartment Therapy c. Yellow Basket via Clever Spaces, 2. Etsy shop moozlehome, 3. Tine's Kreative hjørne, 4. RH Baby & Child, 5. Flickr user Kim Rakes via Apartment Therapy, 6. Katie Leede, 7. Cup of Jo, 8. Skona Hem 9. Frivole With Love, 10. Jute, 11. chocolate Brown, 12. Kate Dixon via Desire to Inspire, 13. From Judith Wilson's book, Babies' Rooms: From Zero to Three via Project Nursery, 14. XO-in My room, 15. la Châtaigne via Apartment Therapy)

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