My last rug in the living room was a shade of green that covered the dirt but clashed with my brown walls. How is that for a visual? I shared before and after paint pics here if you are curious.
Go ahead, take a look.
With new windows on the front of the house, we wanted the views to be the feature of the living room.
This room was love at first sight so many years ago. But the room was a little lost.
A good friend suggested when feeling stuck (with a room) to empty the room and put it back together.
This method raised a few eyebrows when the family came home to the living room furniture in the hallway.
But, if mama ain’t happy no one is happy.
After emptying the room and getting Elliott through the potty training stage, I was ready to focus my attention on a new rug. So when I found this blue and white rug for the living room it was love at first click. I found it at Overstocks and it is in and out of stock regularly. But don’t lose hope.
Tip: Take advantage of the “Notify me when in stock” button. It works. Many popular retailers have added this feature.
I received a notification from Target in a day when these prints were back in stock.
I and fell in love with this rug. And I knew this rug was going to pull the room together. What I didn’t know was how it would pull our family together.
And, with a few clicks, I purchased this rug in a 10x 12. It was tight on the sides because of a curved wall, but I loved the cream and blue colors instantly.
I forgot how soft a wool rug was under bare feet. All of a sudden the wood floors had a beautiful blankie over their worn and tired finish.
The new living room rug was ready to carry the load of the family after dinner, during homework (that chaise needs it’s on reservation app) and phone calls with kids away at college.
Here was our living room last week. That chaise is my favorite piece of furniture in the house!
The walls were painted Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore and I eventually added navy window treatments for color.
The new rug needed to be a medium shade of blue so I could go on either side of the blue color wheel for window treatments and accessories. I am a cautious color girl. I
wanted a wool rug, but not one that would disrupt my cash for my Nordstrom fix.
Finally, the rug had to be soft underfoot because of the living room (and that chaise) that is the family’s favorite room to relax and enjoy the Colorado views. I love this rug so much!
I was so nervous when our blue rug arrived on my front porch. What if I didn’t love it? How would I return a 50-pound roll of wool? What if my
family dogs hated it?
My son helped me drag, pull and push the new rug up a flight of stairs. Before the big reveal, I added a rug pad. I read that not only does a rug pad protect the wood floors (not that I would be opposed for a reason to refinish the floors), but a rug pad adds an extra layer of cushion.
I was this close to buying a larger rug, but then I found this reference for rug placement on Home Depot’s blog.
And, now this room is the most popular space in the house. It is where we unwind, catch a nap on the chaise or watch the snow in February with a cozy blanket. My son studied in this room during his his extended spring break. It is everything I imagined and I think that new rug had something to do with it.
Stay tuned for more updates to this space! Where do you find new rugs?
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