I've enjoyed starting to play with some elements in our lounge before all the decorations go up this weekend. I'm having a leisurely few days ahead of the school holidays slowly getting our home organised and Christmassy! It's had a thorough dusting and some clutter has been removed... I've washed and re-hung the curtains and cleared the decks before all the decs come out!
So my mantle is looking festive and I decided to 'Christmas up' my sofa - I do love a few comfy cushions on my couch!! I was going to sew some cushion covers with some red fleece but when I went to purchase the pads the cost of 2 pads was the same as 2 pre-made red cushions with pads - so I opted for the pre-made red versions to save me some time!
Although not as soft and textural as fleece, I don't really mind as my plan was to always embellish them. I've raided my button stash for cute, shiny, mother of pearl buttons - goodness it's crazy how much joy I get from rooting through my stash of buttons.
After an evening of sewing, we now have a heart and a star (which is somewhat crooked but hey)...
They feel festive without being crazy!!
My sofa normally looks like this - I'm not a fan of the chocolate leather but it was my husband's choice and is very practical. However, I always cover it for extra comfort and warmth!!
After my tweaking today, it has been made all festive! I got the cream throw from the charity shop and the fleece blanket was from Dunelm (where I also got the cushions!).
The cushions were a simple make but giving lots of pleasure. Ideal for snuggling and watching Christmas films this weekend once we've put up the tree!! I hope you are enjoying setting the scene in your home.
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