Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The Living Room- Far From Complete

With our last house I rarely posted any updates, because I never thought the house was completely finished.  I've come to realize that no room will ever be finished in my mind, so it makes more sense to post small updates along the way.  Last month we moved from a tiny 50's bungalow to a three bedroom house in the burbs, and we now have a lot of square footage to fill.   Since we're nearly finished with our kitchen updates, I'm starting to pay more attention to the living room. 

This room started out as a fully carpeted room, so we've already made a huge update with replacing the floors with hardwoods.  Once the floors were down, I soon realized that the rug I currently had was the wrong color and way too small.  I was so hoping it would work because I hate rug shopping.  For one, they're entirely too expensive, and secondly you never really know what it's going to look like until you get it home and lay it down in your space.  Not to mention there are thousands upon thousands of options to choose from, which is way too overwhelming.
Before we moved in
Our old rug
I decided to take a giant risk and purchase a final sale rug from Pottery Barn.  The rug gods must have been looking down on me that day, because it is perfection.  I needed a 9x12, so I was already going into the search knowing I'd be paying a pretty penny.  I scoured the Rugs USA website to find something during their 70% off sale but came up empty handed.  I figured I'd pop over to the PB website to at least get some inspiration for rugs, knowing they'd all be too expensive.  And then, I spotted this gem, marked down from $1000 to $270, and I knew I had to have it.  We put it down last night, and I'm already in love. The size is what we needed, the colors are neutral enough to go with anything I put in there, (except our current couch which was going to get recovered anyway) and it's surprisingly soft for a natural fiber rug. 

Now all we have to do is get everything else in the room updated to compliment the rug.  If only that was as easy as it sounded.  I know it will be a process just like every other room, but at least we've got one more thing checked off!

And just because I'm a habitual list maker, here's the rundown of what all we plan to do to this room:

Living Room

Hardwoods Installed
Buy new rug
Paint walls SW Agreeable Gray
Paint accent wall darker gray (color TBD)
Whitewash fireplace
Custom slipcover for couch
Purchase piece of furniture for TV to go on
Artwork above mantle
Window treatments


  1. Love the new rug! Brightens up the space and looks great with the color palate. :)

  2. Love the new rug!! It's amazing what a rug can do to a room, too!


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