Building indoor forts • A Subtle Revelry

Building indoor forts

Building indoor forts

Last week, during my trip to Salt Lake City, the average temp was nine degrees! I returned home Saturday to be welcomed by another winter storm. It’s always seems this time of year – when the temperature drops to the coldest – that our family begins to get a bit stir crazy indoors.

To ward off the winter blues, and to create a fun and pretty project together, try building an indoor fort. It is a sweet place for the kids to read at during the day, and with the addition of faux fire candlelight, a lovely place to snuggle up in at night.

Did you ever make indoor forts as a child? We often would, and usually they consisted of nothing more than two chairs pulled together and a blanket thrown over them. It was so satisfying to pack our little backpacks and drag our sleeping bags out of storage to camp indoors.

Why not revive that tradition by building a little bit more stable indoor fort?

To make the indoor fort; install two eye hooks on the ceiling and tie a piece of rope tied between them. Layer and throw sheets over the rope to create the lose fort structure. For decorating the fort, cut out stars and string them up along with some twinkle lights inside for when nighttime comes. Line up blocks, or stones and stack firewood for an unlit indoor camp fire. Include a couple battery operated candles around the fire for a romantic evening at home.

I also love building outdoor forts and celebrating Valentines day with camping date nights at home.

Project styling and photography by Tina Fussell for A Subtle Revelry. Large paper flowers by Brittany Watson Jepsen.

  1. Liz

    28 January

    What a fun idea! You’ve made this look so glamorous and intimate!

  2. tere

    28 January

    Such lovely styling! We love forts around here, they are lots of fun guaranteed.

  3. Lena

    28 January

    This is just magical!

  4. Brittany

    28 January

    Tina is amazing! love how it turned out!!!!

  5. Why, oh, why did I ever stop building indoor forts?! So magical!! I need to recreate this!

  6. McKenzie

    29 January

    I hope to continue this when I have my own children! I did it as a kid, made them out of anything and my siblings and I loved nothing more! haha x

    • Darnall S. Collier

      23 January

      Funny, I did this when you enter my House…..everyone thought I was crazy!!

      Seeing this I would continue.

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  10. Anestazia

    4 February

    AMAZING! I especially love the photography. I actually featured this post on my blog and I wanted to share the link with you in case you wanted to check it out:


    Anestazia @ Eccentric Delirium

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