Over the course of the last year I’ve slowly been incorporating Waldorf into our homeschool and ultimately our home environment; this means letting go of what hasn’t worked and is too ‘busy’ and adding in more natural materials that enhance our lives to create more rhythm and balance.
A Waldorf-inspired home is one that provides the child with ample opportunity to be part of daily life and tasks, from cooking and baking in the kitchen to cleaning and keeping their belongings neat and organized.
It is a warm and inviting environment that lets him move freely and “live” in the home without fear of breaking something in a calming child-centered and friendly environment.
At Home Stores truly fits all decorating styles and has ultimately become #MyReason for jumping in to the Waldorf-inspired lifestyle with both feet!
I’m able to create a warm, nurturing and child-friendly home while incorporating my quirky bohemian sense of style and simultaneously saving money! I chose a few items that I thought would be a great addition to anyone looking to add Waldorf elements to their home without breaking the bank because, as many know, the Waldorf curriculum and art supplies tend to be expensive.
When I first saw this 7 piece Sandwich Board set I thought it would be perfect to use as a Breakfast Board, and since there are 6 of them, it works for the whole family and for just $11.99, quite the deal! Typically in Germany, the evening meal is usually lighter faire, often cheese, sausage and bread called Abendbrot and served on sandwich boards/cutting boards such as this! In Waldorf schools, children are sometimes served their meals similarly.
Braided rugs such as the one above bring back memories of cold winters in Maine visiting family during the holidays; such a warm inviting spot to play with wooden blocks or puzzles while snow gently falls outside. Here in South Carolina, there’s not much chance of that happening ever, but there’s just something cozy and inviting about sitting in the middle of the rug on a cold afternoon playing and learning. This one is just under $150 for the 8×10 size.
Natural fiber baskets are a great way to corral toys, books and even our favorite Waldorf play silks; At Home offers a variety of styles and sizes, including this beautiful Boat Shaped Basket, $19.99
Can you just picture seasonal nature tray offerings inside this beautiful Wood Paulowinia Tray $17.99 a great spot for felted acorns, or nature walk treasures. Paulowinia Wood is what Japanese Koto’s are made of; a strong yet lightweight wood, perfect for little hands, gathering and exploring.
Bring the magical world of gnomes and fairies into your life with these adorable sculptures. What is a Waldorf-inspired home without magical creatures such as these? The Resin Gnome is $14.99 and the Fairy Mushroom House $7.99 perfect for getting your Fairy Garden off to a great start!
Finally, they may look like regular Wood Trunk Slice Coasters, but to a Waldorf family, these coasters can become stacking blocks, platforms for seasonal and daily gnomes or natural additions to your existing wooden blocks! At just $5.99/set, stock up to add natural elements to your childs open-ended play.
I have been enjoying what the balance and rhythm that Waldorf has brought into our home and homeschool and am thrilled that I was able to find such appropriate items for our lifestyle at At Home stores at reasonable prices.