Nothing strikes fear in the heart quite like an unexpected visit from mom. Even if you've just had a housekeeper come and scour your home top to bottom by coincidence, your place is still filthy, unkempt, and unpresentable. If you're short on time pre-drop-in from Mom (or Dad for that matter!), try our tips for quick tidying and styling that will impress anyone--even Mom.
Throw Pillows--more than two.
The reason your room might not look pulled together enough for Mom's discerning eye might be your lack of accents. These add completeness to a room and are fun pops of interest to the eye. Try topping your sofa or chair with throw pillows of varying (but complimentary!) sizes, colors, and prints. And yes, you need more than one pillow in each corner of the couch. Layer and group them a bit until they look good to you.