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Thursday, April 29, 2010

~~~ Hiding your furniture ~~~

With the high cost of furniture these days, we need to be more creative on how to use what we have. 

Everyone seems to have that one side of the sofa cushions that is used for company and the other for every day use (that's the side with the stains).  What happens when your furniture stains are on the arms of the sofa or the seat of the chair?  How about that piece of furniture that is just not your style anymore or just plain old ugly (perhaps a hand-me-down)?

Here are some ideas to help "hide" your furniture:

~ Slipcovers.  A common solution. Sometimes they fit well but I have yet to find someone that absolutely loves their slipcovers.  You need to adjust and readjust the cover, that is if you sit on them, otherwise they look great.  Don't get me wrong, I too, have slipcovers thinking that was my only solution at one time.  I do like the change to a nice neutral, giving me a "clean palate" to introduce new colors by the way of decorative pillows.

~ Afghans/blankets.  Great for hiding that stain or tear on an arm of your furniture; positioned "just so".  Also, for draping over the backs or at a diagonal to bring more color and warmth to your furniture.

~ Decorative pillows.   Perfect to compliment or hide the furniture they set on.  Decorative pillows can add that "punch" of color and interest to distract the eye from the furniture.  Add oversized or just a whole lot of pillows to literally hide your furniture or the mishaps.  While hiding that piece of furniture, it will also update and bring a coziness to your room.

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  1. we leave blankets on our couch all the time for everyday use, and then remove them when guests come over. it seems to work well for us!

    found you on etsy forums, i hope you'll come visit me too!

  2. We are also a blanket family. I just love being able to curl up with one! I have throw pillows for the company. One day I hope for a house where I can leave the "special" pillows out all the time (probably not until the little one is MUCH older)!

  3. Ditto on the blankets on the couch to curl up in here too.

    Kawartha Beads, one of my entries will be mentioning the issue of where to put those pillows when you have small children in the house, etc.

    Thank you to you both for commenting. I appreciate you visting my blog. :)

  4. Wow those are fabulous!

    We have lots of pillows.

    MY BED has lots of pillows and I don't know why I keep them. It's so annoying to take them off to get in bed then put them back on in the morning....


    Tuff descision.

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  5. Thank you, Kathleen!

    I love the coziness and warmth of the room when there many pillows on the bed.

  6. I never use the pillows but they always look so good!!