Friday, August 29, 2014

My New House: More Living Room Updates (and a HomeGoods Gift Card Giveaway)~

This post is sponsored by HomeGoods

Do you remember a few weeks ago, when I posted about HomeGood's "Happiness Happens Day"?

Well, as part of the HomeGoods celebration, they gave me a gift card and asked me to use it to brighten somebody's day - anybody's day - with a little room makeover.

So I decided that brightening my children's day was a great idea.  Since we have just moved into a new house, I thought that making our family room cozy and comfy was a great way to start our family's new life here in Hydeaway Cottage!



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I already had most of the furniture.  But as I posted earlier, I replaced the pale linen slipcovers with pretty gray ones.  As a result, the pillows I used on the couches before didn't look quite the same.  So I grabbed a couple of pretty new cushions at HomeGoods - the two gray toned pillows pictured below.



I found an adorable black metal side table...just what I've been wanting!



And a gorgeous area rug that has the appearance of being gently worn and is as soft as "buttah".


Once I added my HomeGoods finds to the room, it really started looking like home.  The kids love it and spend tons of time in this room every day!  





Although the space still needs accessories, window treatments and art, it's really off to a great start!  Thanks to HomeGoods for making our new house feel a little bit more like home!

And the generous people at HomeGoods want me to spread a little happiness to my readers, so they have graciously donated a $100 HomeGoods gift card for me to give away to one of  my readers!    To enter for a chance to win, simply leave a comment on this post telling me what you'd spend your gift card on!  That's it.  Entries will be accepted until  Tuesday, September 2 at 11:59 pm.  One winner will be randomly chosen and announced on the blog next week.  Good luck!!

xoxo
Wendy

This post was sponsored by HomeGoods.  The opinions expressed are 100% mine.
         

66 comments:

  1. Your room looks great and I especially like the new slipcovers and rug. The two couches are a great idea for the kids to spread out and relax. Are the slipcovers IKEA Ektorp Svanby Grey? I just bought two armchairs with white slips and I hope to save enough for a grey sofa soon.

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  2. Thanks for sharing!! I would spend my gift card on throw pillows and cookware for my new apartment! It's my first solo home and I move in tomorrow. This would be a perfect way to celebrate and the sprinkles on top of my excitement!! xoxo

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  3. I would use it for some new accessories for our living room. Some things are getting pretty tired looking and this would be such a help...

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  4. Love your new room Wendy, especially side table and rug.
    Have a great weekend,
    Vesna

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  5. I love your new look! I would put it towards a new rug for the living room. Right now the rug is waaay too small for the space. Oh, I would also love a new mirror and new pillows too. Okay, way too many options:)

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  7. I would use it for wall art in the living room.
    njharmonyg at aol dot com

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  8. My home needs serious updating - I would use the card for a rug and wall decor.

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  9. I am buying a house soon and there are several things I am going to need. I wouldn't know where to begin on what I would buy. :)

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  10. I would use it for some kitchen towels or maybe new dishes, if they have those. I don't know what's in the store, I've never actually been there, so I'd love a chance!

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  11. i love everything about homegoods! I probably would get some baskets and accessories.

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  12. I need some bigger scale accessories.

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  13. I would love to spend it on a rug and new pillows for my living room!
    POKERGRL8 at gmail.com

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  14. I'd love to get a new rug for the girls' room and pillows for the living room.

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  15. Oh I would spend it on a new rug. I am having hardwood floors installed soon and I will definitely need a rug and they have some that are so fabulous. You room looks fabulous.

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  16. Oh my, I would buy new throw pillows. My son just went to college and the teenagers mangled my old ones and the need to be replaced desperately! Miss the kids, need to re-feather my empty nest.

    Your room is great!

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  17. I have SO many things I need to get for my home, but I'd really like to purchase a few accessories to "finish" my family room!

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  18. Probably some bedding...but I could change my mind :)
    Goodvariety@yahoo.com

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  19. Your room looks beautiful, as always! I would use it towards a new rug or pillows for my family room.

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  20. I recently went to HomeGoods for the first time (earlier this month). I love it! I seriously could buy several carts worth of items for our little "fixer-upper" cottage by the sea. I would, however, buy some colorful items for my daughters' bedrooms. We are in the process of remodeling them. They both need new lamps and HomeGoods has a great variety!

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  21. What a fabulous giveaway! I would probably put the money towards a rug for our family room. I love Home Goods.

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  22. I'm 8 months pregnant and nesting at the moment like crazy, so I'd spend the gift card on organization solutions. Our house is tiny, so we need to be super organized, so we can fit our newest arrival!

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  23. I would buy a new lamp. Thanks for the giveaway!

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  24. Everything looks great, Wendy! Bathroom rugs is what I would probably what I would opt for!

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  25. Our family room really needs some throw pillows and wall art! Love what you did with your room. The colors are really soothing.

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  26. I need new sheets! I love the linen selection at HomeGoods.

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  27. Love the gray. I am so tired of beige. I so need a rug for my living room so thanks for a great giveaway!

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  28. I WANT THE LITTLE COCKTAIL TABLE. I'VE BEEN EYEING ONE AT BALLARD DESIGN FOREVER.

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  29. I'd spend the gift card on some decor for our master bedroom, I'd love to get a mirror!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. We have hardwood throughout the house and need rugs to warm our rooms up! I'd get one for the kids' room!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  31. I have been really wanting an area rug, but I also want to redo my darling 9 year olds room!

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  32. I need a new, larger living room rug!

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  33. I'd spend the money on a new rug for my living room!

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  34. I love Home Goods. I would either buy new sheets for my bed, an end table for the living room, or maybe a rug. There are just too many things I love about Home Goods.

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  35. I'd let my sister have the gift card to create the nursery for my twin nephews she's expecting

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  36. I'd love to spend it on a new chair for my bedroom!

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  37. I need some kind of end table for our hallway.

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  38. I am long overdue for a bedroom makeover, so I'm sure I could find lots of goodies for that! Your living room if off to a great start, Wendy!

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  39. We just moved into our home and we have spare bedroom that has nothing in it we hope to be turning this into a room for a baby in the future.

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  40. after 40 years of marriage I could us some new seasonal accessories, a nice rug or chair would be great too.

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  41. I am currently in the process of changing out our unused dining room into a more useable office/library space. I could definitely use the money to help with this change. Love me some HomeGoods.

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  42. We just redid our dining room and need some accessories big time!

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  43. I would buy a new rug for our living room.

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  44. I would love some new accessories for Fall!

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  45. Our office/guestroom needs help!

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  46. My living room and kitchen could use some new life into them new accessory s curtains throw pillows wall decor /rug

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  47. I would love an armless chair! I have always wanted one and HomeGoods always has the best!

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  48. Geez, I don't visit for a few months and you've moved into a new house! Wow! did too, LOL -- was so busy with unexpected sale of former home and then scrambling to find a new home that I haven't been visiting my favorite blogs, like yours. Totally unexpected but that's the way life happens sometimes. Now I'm in the "new" (old ranch style) home and am catching up and looking for all kinds of inspiration how to decorate. In these much smaller digs (my retirement home although retirement won't be for a few more years) I've got beautifully refinished hardwood floors in my bedrooms and I would love to get some new area rugs to use around my bed in the mistress bedroom. Soft and cushy rugs that look great in summer or winter, machine washable, and no latex backing! Good luck to you and your family in your new home, Wendy. Your living room looks great, cozy and inviting but with a clean edgy look, even without window treatments or art on the walls; can imagine it will only look more fabulous when you've finished.

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  49. We listed our house (we will downsize) but it has not sold. Disappointed but moving forward! I would use the gift card to change up the living room and lift my spirits! Thanks for the chance. I Love HomeGoods. Mary

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  50. love the rug! i'd love to use this gift card for some new sheets. thanks!
    b

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  51. Oh I pretty much need everything but a rug for my living room, but lighting is probably the most needed. Home Goods has such a great selection of lamps. I'd love to be able to purchase one (or two)!

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  52. Congratulations on your beautiful new home! My family room is in need of updating, and a gift card would certainly help with that. And I adore that rug.

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  53. I'd spend it on items for the garden!

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  54. Lovely home!
    Thanks for the chance to win! I have never been in a homegoods store before, so not sure what all they carry.

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  55. I love the gray slipcovers! At HomeGoods, I'd probably buy a bench for my entryway...or pillows...or a rug. Basically that gift card would give me reason for a shopping spree, and I'd spend way too much. hahah.

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  56. I'd use it towards a new rug! I just moved too and it'll take a little time to get everything looking the way I want it to!

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  57. I am redoing my guest room and could use some colorful accessories and a new lamp.

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  58. i would use it on new pillows for my couch my kids spilled juice on one and the dog bit a hole in the other grr. so i would love to get new pillows thanks for the chance

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  59. I'm in desperate need of some art for the walls. I have an awful lot of walls to cover!!

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  60. beautiful! I would get some lamps and accessories for our bedroom - the finishing touches!

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  61. I would spend it on a rug for my daughter's room! We just moved into a house with wood floors, and though the floors are beautiful, her she needs something soft to crawl around on.

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  62. I would love to get a new rug for our living room! It is in desparate need of an update!

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  63. So impressed with how quickly you have put the room together, looks great. I am in need of new rugs, Home Goods is the place. Thanks, amy

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  64. If I had a $100 gift card to HomeGoods, I would probably purchase some things for one of the two bathrooms that are on my list for an update.

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  65. Accessories to finish off my kids rooms.

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  66. I would buy new lamps, rugs and throw pillows. Love my Home Goods!

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