Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Creating a Cozy Corner...

 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!


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  1. Great idea for the banner. I've been looking for something not too "sweet" for the front room. thanks for inspiration.


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