Bring the Outside into Your Living Room

Christina from the <a href="http://thefrugalhomemaker.com/" target="_blank">The Frugal Homemaker</a> likes to freshen up her home throughout the year. Learn how she brings outdoor colors and textures into her living room for a fresh and clean mini-makeover. Christina from the <a href="http://thefrugalhomemaker.com/" target="_blank">The Frugal Homemaker</a> likes to freshen up her home throughout the year. Learn how she brings outdoor colors and textures into her living room for a fresh and clean mini-makeover.
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Christina from the The Frugal Homemaker likes to freshen up her home throughout the year. Learn how she brings outdoor colors and textures into her living room for a fresh and clean mini-makeover.

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Throughout the year, Christina makes an effort to give the house a good clean and a little décor makeover.
A trip to The Home Depot enabled her to pick up all the things on her list and get her living room to exactly where she needed it.
She picked up some Mr. Clean with Febreze®, Bounty paper towels, and Febreze® Air Effects for the first part of her project: the cleanup.
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To keep things exciting, she rotates out her linens and pillows throughout the year. But that meant bringing them out of storage. Febreze was the perfect solution to give them a good refresh. "Spring & Renewal" gave her the light and airy scent she was looking for.
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Next, she put her Mr. Clean to work by pouring it into a spray bottle and diluting it a bit. From there, she was free to use it on finished wood, floors and pretty much anywhere that needed to be wiped clean of odors and bacteria.

Lastly, Bounty took on the job of the dusty mess on her furniture. The incredibly absorbent paper towels are her go-to for everything from cleaning to gardening.
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Now that the room was clean, it was time to decorate! Just like her linens, her plants needed rotating out too. She took a cat palm to her living room for a natural and airy feel and tulips to her coffee table for a beautiful centerpiece. Even after they wilt, she plans to take the bulbs and plant them outdoors so she can enjoy them next year in her garden.
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Now, for a little décor. Christina sees a plain flower pot, and thinks about its personality potential. To do so, she took a scrap of material (she used green burlap), and cut it into a square. She secured the material around the pot with a hot glue gun. Then, for the finished touch, tied a simple ribbon around it in a bow. This simple, inexpensive project could also serve as a great gift for a friend or relative.
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She looks around to see bright colors, great textures, fresh smells, green plants and clean surfaces. All with a lot of help from The Home Depot and a little creativity.