The circus apparatus in our house gets a lot of use, more than I ever thought it would. I wondered when we added it, if it would be an eyesore. But it ties back tidily when not in use, and is not problem. It also has been rarely tied back, because we had the whole family living with us for a couple of months when they were home shopping.
So, there was always one grand daughter or another swinging from the ceiling. I even used the silks for some aerial yoga to strengthen my bad back. And it was helpful.
The family has since moved out into a home of their own, and my house seems pretty quiet. I miss days like this when the girls were making up their own version of Twister.