I'm curious. For those of you who *dream* of living in a larger version of a Waldorf kindergarten room - and I know you guys are out there ;) - how close is your real home, ideally?
For us, it's a toss up. We don't do a lot of plastic anything, and when possible we try to get natural materials, etc. However, there are a few items that have found their way into our home - from a handful of Disney cups to some toys that we couldn't afford to be wooden. For example, we found a great plastic play kitchen on CL for a couple of dollars, and it's durable etc. Our son does have some other plastic toys too, and DD has a slight obsession with Hello Kitty anything... although they also have a good variety of felt and wooden toys as well. We go to the thrift store a lot and the kids often find things that they fall in love with and that really speak to them. I don't allow anything with characters typically (DS has a Mickey blankie he loves even more than the handmade quilt he has) and definitely no chars on clothes (though DH sometimes sneaks them one or two pieces, grr) and they get absolutely no toys with batteries, but he definitely has artwork etc that he found that are on the wild side. And his room is bright red. (His old one was a nice peachy color but when we moved he insisted on candy-apple red...)
Our main living spaces are pretty calm, decluttered, have no TV, etc., but still don't have that easy-breezy look and feel of a Waldorf-ready blog. YKWIM? It's a work in progress, but I don't think, honestly, that we'll ever get there 100%. And our new homeschool room that I just set up and was psyched over - I just had this sinking realization that it looks much more like something you'd see in public school than a Waldorf one. But... but it's nice?!
How close is YOUR home to the "ideal"? Is it something you ever stress over, or are you pretty OK with it the way it is?