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Dressing Your Couch

by Liz

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June 23, 2014

                 

Do you like June? Us too. (That was rhetorical, we already know you do!) That’s why we’re celebrating JUBILANT JUNE this week on Hello, Darling by giving something away every day this week. Every. Day! Today you can enter to win an adorable “James and the Giant Peach” wall hanging. And while you’re at it, watch Liz as she teaches us how to gussy up our couches. 


 

Hello, Darling...

Liz here to show how making small changes to the largest piece of furniture in the living room - the sofa - can help make the whole room come alive.


 

 

The fantastical story of young James Henry Trotter and his magical friends aboard a giant flying peach has enchanted young imaginations around the world and continues to be a delicious treat for anyone. This poster features the climactic arrival of the plucky hear in New York and contains every word of the novel carefully arranged on a single page. 

 

 

 

 

 
What is your favorite tip for sprucing up you house?

Related topics: fall, summer, liz, home

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Well, just picking up the toys is a huge help! Other than that, flowers and some candles are great, too!

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By spruce do you mean clean up or change? In terms of cleaning up, I like to diffuse some citrus bliss essential oils to make everything smell fresh and invigorating. Then we do a quick clean of the main living areas. When people walk in the door, I want it to be welcoming...not stressful. As far as changing up, rearranging furniture can do wonders on changing up a space. Or, changing the paint. We need to re-paint our upstairs...ready for change! :)

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I just added a summery throw to the end of my bed and this was an awesome quick change. And citrus scented ANYTHING is the best!

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Shari, I also love change. Sometimes moving things around is just enough to make things feel fresh. (Though essential oils help too!) :)

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Invest in some small laundry baskets to load the toys up into at the end of the day. A clean floor does everyone some good.

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Denise, I'm with you. If the floors can be picked up, a new day can start on a good foot. :)

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A quick 10 min speed clean and a mason jar filled with wild flowers is my favorite way to brighten up a room!

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I love to have even a single bloom in a vase somewhere. One of my secrets for tiny vases is to use vintage salt and pepper shakers with the top off. They're just the right size and super affordable.

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Jennifer, I agree! I almost always have flowers in my house. They give this sense of calm... even if the rest of the room is anything but calm! :)

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Outdoor fabrics! Genius! Thanks for posting this.

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Aw shucks - you're making me blush! I wish EVERYTHING could be made of outdoor fabric. "Take that back to the kitchen right this instant!" just doesn't get the point across quickly enough to keep the finger paint and chocolate pudding off the couch.

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Colleen, I'm not sure why outdoor fabrics hasn't flooded Pinterest yet because it's genius!

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