Leon's Hello Holiday 2016

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HAC K I T Even an artificial tree can grow on you. Maybe your tree has seen better days? Instead of buying new, save some money (and the planet) and click to find out Thalita’s tips on how to make a lot more of a little tree. No one will ever know!

At first, putting together a living room for our growing family felt like a daunting task. This room serves a lot of purposes: daytime play area for twin boys learning to walk, evening relaxation zone for Mom and Dad, occasional space for entertaining friends and family, and a cozy corner for our floppy-eared pup, Luther. Finding the perfect sectional sofa that we could reconfigure into one large piece or many smaller ones, was lifesaver in this room. Now, entertaining during the holidays is a breeze. We can use the ottoman separately and divide the sofa up around the room, or we can put all the pieces together for one massive couch to snuggle up together to watch Christmas movies.

Having a coffee table with drawers and space underneath for baskets and bins was essential. The drawers allow us to tuck away the things we don’t want babies playing with, like remotes and other small accessories, while the open storage means blankets, toys, and extra pillows are always within arm’s reach. In a tight corner, having a slim tree means we get lots of holiday spirit without taking up very much space. Even a small tree like mine can look full and lush with a few small additions and a lot of lights! If ever there was a favourite room to unwind in, this is it. CLICK FOR MORE OF THALITA’S LIVING ROOM STORY


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