A Family of Six Shares a Warm and Cozy Colorado Rental Home

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Living room with lots of neutral and natural tones. Brown leather sofa, pale neutral geometric pattern rug, wood bench with wood coffee table, straw ottoman basket. Navy blue wall behind sofa with shelves with books, art. Snake plant on floor next to wall rainbow mural
Credit: Tamera Walters

Tamera Walters has been renting this townhouse for two-and-a-half years and shares it with her husband, Max, and four kids (ages 7, 5, 3, and 1). She tells us about her home: With four kids under seven, our home is loud, fun, and full of systems. Every inch needs to be child-safe and friendly, but also feel like two adults live here!

Every closet has been converted into rooms or play space. And we have even changed the primary bathroom into a small office.

Credit: Tamera Walters

I may have four real babies, but I also find incredible joy in my 20 to 30 plant babies! Every inch that can have a plant, does!

Max works from home and I take care of our kids full-time. Our oldest is in elementary school, but the rest are here with me all day. So our home is an office, preschool, and home.

Credit: Tamera Walters

Even though I haven’t taught (officially) since my oldest was born, I still feel like a teacher. We have rainbows, calming corners, and activity space in our home. I have multiple organized bins of crafts, watercolors, kinetic sand, and preschool curriculum.

I have always felt that a space should reflect what you value, and I value family and learning.

Credit: Tamera Walters

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or fewer: Colorful, plant-filled, and warm.

What is your favorite room and why? My favorite room is the living room (which really is open to the dining room and kitchen). It’s where my two youngest took their first steps. It’s where being a mother feels really real. When they are feeling strong emotions and I am pushed to my limit, it’s where our calming corner is. It’s where I collapse at the end of a long day. My kids watch movies, play games, have circle time, and tickle each other here.

Credit: Tamera Walters

What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? Another plant. What can I say? Plants have an equal place in my home!

Credit: Tamera Walters

Any advice for creating a home you love? Rearrange! We have tried every possible combination of what each room could be and each time we find a new thing we like. With young kids, their needs change frequently and our space has to accommodate that. I have learned I don’t have to buy new things, but can often just move things around or re-purpose them to make the space work for us.

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