One of the things I have been slowly trying to do is integrate Tate, and the fact that our house now has a child in it, into our home decor, while avoiding the child-has-taken-over-the-house look. We have a wall of old black-and-white photos and I finally got one of Tate added. But other than that one small picture, and the necessities (high chair etc.), there is no real indication that a little boy lives here.
A few weeks ago, I saw a picture of children's toys lined up along the mantle (I wish I remembered where so I could give credit where credit is due). Today was kind of a dreary day outside, so I decided to try it- removing the candles that are normally there, and lining up Tate's wooden cars and airplane on the mantle: