Classic Great Room and Kitchen Decked Out for Christmas

Lindsey from <a href="http://thepleatedpoppy.com/blog" target"_blank">The Pleated Poppy</a> takes on the big task of cleaning and decking out her place just in time for the holidays. With an eye on Christmas, she constructs a simple and elegant advent calendar great for any room in the home. Lindsey from <a href="http://thepleatedpoppy.com/blog" target"_blank">The Pleated Poppy</a> takes on the big task of cleaning and decking out her place just in time for the holidays. With an eye on Christmas, she constructs a simple and elegant advent calendar great for any room in the home.
Lindsey from The Pleated Poppy constructs a simple advent calendar great for any room. #BrightIdeas

Lindsey from The Pleated Poppy takes on the big task of cleaning and decking out her place just in time for the holidays. With an eye on Christmas, she constructs a simple and elegant advent calendar great for any room in the home.

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Whenever Lindsey gets ready to decorate, she knows that there is some serious cleaning to do first. Her 5 year-old and her moved out some furniture to make room for the tree, pulled back the couches and rug, and gave everything a good Swiffer.
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Her family are huge fans of the Swiffer 360 Duster! She used the dusters during my initial cleanup, in the middle of our project (glitter was everywhere!), and after - it's amazing how much dust gets stirred up when you're opening boxes and pulling out decorations that have been stored up for a year!
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And the smell? Well, it wasn't exactly "fresh", so we used a little Febreze Linen & Sky here and there to perk the room back up. Bounty Paper Towels are always a part of her crafting projects. From cleaning up after staining projects, to wiping up a minor paint spill, they pick up messes so well!
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Lindsey has always wanted to start the Christmas tradition of doing an advent calendar with her kids, but the business of the season has always pushed it to the side. Well, not this year. She created an advent calendar they can reuse each year, and make changes each year if they want. Click here for the full How-To.
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Now all she has to do is fill up the envelope with their advent activities and enjoy the countdown to Christmas.
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In addition to the advent calendar, Lindsey tackled the entire family room and foyer. This year she completely revamped their Christmas decor.
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This year she wanted to try something completely different: she calls it luxe lodge. She wanted to go for a warm, rustic feeling, and then cover it in glitz and glitter!
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Pops of color brought the holiday feel throughout. Think pinecones, flannel and antlers mixed with feathers, faux fur and crystals. Check out what Lindsey did last year on her blog - The Pleated Poppy.