Vivian has been getting very into dolls lately. She keeps telling me she wants an "American Girl" room and sets up elaborate areas for her dolls with beds and blankets on the floor to act as carpets. It's great, I really do enjoy seeing her play with toys since it seems to be such a short period of time before kids just get sucked into electronics, but the issue was that her room was looking like this all the time.
It's still messy, but she has way more room to play. (There's so much room for activities!) And I went across the hall, where I have a slightly cozier space that still functions just fine for me. All I need is my bed and TV anyway.
It's been a couple of weeks, and I only walk into her room expecting it to be my own about six times a day. She seems to be adjusting to it well - she's even sleeping better since that room is darker and doesn't have the street noise. Calling this one a success!