If you've visited before, you may recognize this corner of our family room.
It's one of the most comfortable in the house, and an area that is well-used
(especially by our three growing boys!).
A casual sectional, throw blanket and reading lamp help make this corner inviting. The relaxed, farmhouse feel includes a vintage wood coffee table to kick up your feet.
I don't use as much burlap as I used to. But, I do like the contrast of burlap against our white couch. I recently made the "Love one another" pillow cover from a $3 burlap sack, purchased at our local feed store. It's easy to make since three of the feed sack sides are already finished.
Once I insert the pillow form, I cut the bag down to size. Using standard twine and a large upholstery needle, I use a simple stitch to sew the pillow closed.
You may already know this little tip, but you can often find feather-filled pillows in the clearance section of discount stores, like TJ Maxx, Ross and Marshall's. Just make sure the throw pillow cover can be unzipped to remove the feather insert. I paid $7.50 for a 22" feather pillow. This size and quality of feather insert usually costs about $20.
We added a simple, rustic banner to the nesting boxes for Valentine's day.
People ask about how realistic white furniture is with children and animals. I would say that it is better than the light tan slip covers we used to have, since they couldn't be bleached.
As far as ease, a leather sofa has been the easiest furniture we've had, maintenance-wise. Taking off slipcovers to wash and bleach involves extra work. But for me, having a light and airy room, makes it worth the effort!
What type of seating works best for you?
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!