Our living room was a complete eye sore from the second we stepped into the space with our realtor. It was a sad, dark, lonely space. A room without flooring, dark brown painted trim and a red couch pushed off to the corner to give off a “this is a livable room” vibe. Except, it was everything but livable.
With every blank canvas, you must have a vision to help fill in the blanks. Mid-renovating having a vision is a lot harder than you can imagine. Sometimes, you have what you have, and you put it where you can and just deal with. That is exactly what we did for the past 2 years. We threw in whatever furniture we had, and to be honest, we didn’t hate it. All of the pieces were old, and loved, and marked a special time in our lives together as a family.
This year, our patience ran out and we were dying to start to implement pieces we actually loved into the room. Dan and I wanted a more neutral, cozy space. The colors in our old living room were far to bright and punched you in the face when you walked in. It just wasn’t our cup of tea.
We started with getting a new couch, you guys, it is SO comfortable! One that you’ll never want to get you’re butt off of. But, we were struggling to find a rug.
Wayfair has so many options, and we fell in love with this large shag rug from Wayfair’s Home Dynamix line.. At this point in our lives we look for a few key things for the pieces we put into our rooms. Comfort, family friendly, and durable. I LOVE shag rugs because they are very forgiving with the kids, and hide dog hair like you wouldn’t believe!
Take a peek at how this new rug has inspired us so much, the rest of the decor in the room is finally taking shape. It’s amazing how much one piece can bring the vision to life. We’re almost there, and we have the softest shag rug to thank for it!
This rug has become a favorite for the kiddos. More than often I find them sprawled out on it, watching their favorite cartoon.
This rug literally grounds the room. It’s soft shaggy texture brings such a nice contrast to the leather ottoman.
Need I mention it is Dukes favorite as well. Look how he knew I was taking pictures (baby in the hallways in a bouncer) and he wouldn’t step paw on it. Thanks, bud.
This rug has helped pushed our decor into the direction we always wanted to go. Cool tones, lighter and cozy.
It amazes me how a rug can change the tone of an entire room!
I challenge you to do the same. Start small, start from the ground up!