Mt. ShadowsRustic Living Room, Seattle
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Week Before ThanksgivingGet your house in order. Clean your house, paying special attention to any rooms guests will spend time in, including living areas, bathrooms, guest bedrooms and the kitchen. Make it cozy. Arrange your furniture for entertaining and add seasonal touches to your living areas and porch. Make sure your fireplace is in good working order and you’re stocked with firewood if you plan to use your fireplace during the holidays.10 Steps to Pulling Together Your Living Room Before the HolidaysFind carpet cleaners on Houzz
If you’re not building a new home, it’s still possible to get a Rumford fireplace. Conventional masonry fireplaces can be converted into Rumford-style designs. Contact a builder or an architect for more information, or get in touch with a specialist such as Buckley, who can help you “Rumfordize” your fireplace.More: How to Remodel Your Fireplace
Living near the Northern California coast, I don’t experience a winter with snow on the ground, snowmen in the yard and icicles on the eaves. However, there’s a crispness in the air and clear, starry skies that signal a distinct change in seasons. It’s the perfect time for lighting fires in the fireplace, hosting get-togethers or enjoying lazy weekends spent under heaps of warm covers. These easy updates will help you spruce up your home for the winter holidays and create a restful retreat from all the chaos.
Q. What are your top 5 fall decorating must-haves?Answer: Heirloom pumpkins (not jack-o'-lanterns). Mums in the same fall hue. Fall-themed dishes, pillows and throws. I change my decorative pillows and throws for every season, and change out my everyday dishes from summer tones to fall ones. Fresh new candles and/or room sprays in warm, fall scents. Branches from outside! This is an easy way to facilitate a home from summer to fall.
Of course, there’s no law that says you have to double up on end tables if the look doesn’t jibe with your space. A single tray table at the far end of this sofa preserves the inviting openness of the room, and the arrangement is evened out by the folding table that sits on the diagonal across from it.