The holidays are hectic enough without worrying about cleanup fussy fabrics and picking up the children’ helpless shoes. Below are some ideas for keeping the home guest-worthy — and still have time to appreciate it yourself.
Crystal Kitchen + Bath
A mudroom is a savior when it comes to managing kids with dirty boots, college bags and wet coats.
Install hooks to hang coats and dog leashes for simple access. Woven baskets with labels make it simple for kids to store and organize their outdoor equipment.
If you don’t now have a mudroom, you can purchase an indoor entryway seat for keeping umbrellas, mittens and scarves that kids usually throw around.
Allied ASID, LORRAINE G VALE
Slipcovers are fantastic for protecting couches and seats. Buy machine-washable slipcovers made from horizontal brushed cottons, polyester blends and brushed velvet.
Try locating a slipcover that has a stain-resistant end for simple wipe-up.
Considering all the options available today, choosing a carpet for your house can become confusing. For carpet with higher durability, then elect for a sisal rug with a loop stack. Increasing in popularity, these rugs are typically made from organic fibers but are now found in synthetic substances. Synthetic sisal is much easier to clean and doesn’t stain easily. In the assortment of colors, pick a darker colour to better mask spills and dirt.
Want to bring some luxury items? You still can, but do it the smart way.
If you would like to add a luxury fabric you love such as hot silk damask or ikat patterns, then utilize it for pillows that can be readily replaced rather than investing in upholstering an entire couch or ottoman.
Eileen Kathryn Boyd Interiors
When you have a schedule multipurpose decorating is essential. Purchase reversible drapery panels get them custom made for a quick decorating fix.
Ottomans that twice as storage area help minimize clutter. Locate an ottoman with nail-head detailing or take the DIY approach and create one.
Moroccan Leather Pouf – AUD 199
Metallic Moroccan leather poufs are stylish and durable. Made to last, these poufs are fantastic for lounging and wipe up so readily.
Scheer & Co..
Think smart and install drapes to hide away working places like a miniature office.
ARTISSIMO – Idit Deutsch
How your house smells makes a fantastic influence on its general appeal. Instead of spraying Febreze at every corner, mild a group of scented candles and burn some incense for a homey, yet refreshing odor.
Screen them on a fairly tray such as this one to minimize wax spill. When children are around, keep the candles out of reach.
Have fun with artwork in your house by setting up a mesmerizing oversized map that both kids and parents can learn from and enjoy.
Kerrie L. Kelly
When picking a paint color, opt for an eggshell complete or scrub-able latex paint. Dark colors such as this midnight blue are fashion-forward and hide stains and fingerprints.
Check these links out for more thoughts:
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