The living room makeover is coming along very slowly, but I did make a big purchase that I'm excited to share with you all - the RUG! Of course a rug has a HUGE impact on a room, so with this new addition, I already feel like the room has been transformed in a major way.
Let's back up first though. Back in the fall, I first re-painted my living room walls a neutral color. It was the first step in making changes to our living room. The prior paint was a faux-finish-sponge something...and it was not my style. (I talked about here.) Now the walls are clean, nuetral and fresh! But with that said, we have nuetral walls, nuetral tile and a nuetral couch. My living room was screaming for some pattern and color. Now fast forward to me winning an e-design from the fabulous Jessie at Mix and Chic, which I posted about here and here. Now we are all caught up.
Below is one of the moodboards that Jessie did for me after learning my style, what I wanted from the room, and what colors would be great to include, etc... I had told Jessie that I was open to color, but that it was hard for me to go with bold choices or push myself to commit although I love the bold styles in other homes when I see them. Jessie really helped me get to a point that was out of my normal comfort zone, but that I would still be comfortable with. If that makes sense! haha So, I was all ready to purchase this rug below when Jessie e-mailed to tell me about the amazing sale that Rugs USA was having. I mean ubelievable prices! However, the rug shown below was already sold out in the color and size we had originally decided on. Back to the drawing board. Jessie sent me a list of other rugs she recommended.......
....and here is what I decided on below!!! Not the best pictures since I've been lazy and snapping pictures on my phone instead of getting out my new nice camera. I have to work on that...but back on topic. I'm loving the new rug in our living room! I like this color although I don't know what to call it because it's not a "light blue" as described when making the purchase although I was warned by the reviews that it was a darker blue. Regardless, I love it! We think it fits in the room well and it actually is a good quality considering the price.
I have to also say that I'm kind of proud of myself for taking the plunge and going for a bold rug! It really makes me happy whenever I walk into the room. Now moving on to the other parts of the makeover...
Happy Friday! Hope all of you have a wonderful weekend.