So, this should of had been post so long ago, I'm talking like back in December but what do you know.
Anyways, so as I was telling you on yesterdays post I been doing a lot of updates to my living room, and this next one is about my living room rug. When we first moved in I bought a simple 5 x 7 ft rug, that at the time thought would big enough you can kind of see it here.Which it was, well so, so, but I wanted to fit it under the couches and still have a big enough space left.
Then, I kept this rug for quite some time, but I notice I was starting to have to much green in the room and things were just starting to fade out, and nothing was standing out, and I was still not having the couches sit under the rug. I dealt with it for a while, but at the same time I was always keeping a look out for rugs on sale. We all know rugs are crazy expensive, and the bigger they get the more honey you have to pay... I need it at least a 7 X 10 ft, but the cheaper you can find a rug that size is like 500 bucks. I was not about to spent that much on a rug; so I kept looking and looking.
Finally on black Friday or cyber Monday last year, one of those two, I was checking out several sales on different items, and I just happen to go to the Rugs USA website and I saw that they were having all their rugs 70% off, this website always have their rugs on sale but is rare when they have them discounted so much, so I decided to look at some of their rugs and I was so sock at how cheap they were for some of their big size rugs, right there in there I decided to pull the plug and buy one since I was not going to find a rug for that cheap in a while. Usually I'm a little anxious about big purchases online without being able to see them in person because you never know how is going to look once you get it but, I have seen several bloggers buying rugs from that website and being very happy with them. Plus is always free shipping too.
When it finally came in, I was super exited.
As I mention earlier I wanted something other than green so it would stand out, so I went with a blue rug since is one on of the other colors I have in the room.
After opening the bag, first thing I did was moving the green rug, the under padding might of had fit the previous rug, but I really need to buy a bigger one.
I ended up getting a Blue Chevron 9 X 12 ft rug from a price of $1038.00 to a $260.00 price tag, now who wouldn't be happy with that.
The rug color just pops so much, and I love the fact that I can tuck the rug under the couches, it just looks more cohesive, I hate the set up of the fire place but there's not much I can do about that.
Here's a view from the window to the entrance.
The blue balance the green walls, which I love but feel like I need to add some white trim or something to blend and tone done the green a little more.
This is the view from the from entrance to the window. I know what most of you are thinking "why do I block the window with a TV". Well, I used to have it against the wall where the clock is at that's why is so high up, but then the couches didn't leave enough space to walk by from the breakfast area to the living room without looking crowded when the space is so much bigger than that, and even though it does block the window, enough light still comes in so we're good. I think!!!!!!!!!!!! aha
As for the other rugs, they just got moved to other rooms over time.
I figure it would work here since the room has some green, and the green goes great with the light brown paint I have in the room.
What do you guys thing??
I'm really feeling it here, hopefully once I work on it a little more it will look great.
Next thing in my agenda is to get rid of the chandelier and get one from the YHL line at shades of light
What I'm also glad about is that when the chairs get pulled out they stay inside the rug so there's no weird chair positioning
As for the other rug, it got put on the hubs game room a while back.
So whats next for the living room???
- I still have to bring in the coffee table I been having in the garage for the longest, which I need to sand and re stain, or maybe completely paint I don't know.
- Get accent chairs for the other side
- Bring those circle plates down and put some nice frames.
- Frame out that weird nook in the wall that doesn't reach the top of the ceiling, and make shelving.
- Add crown molding and trim to the walls to add more of a custom look to the living room.
- Other things that might come out.
- Take the blinds out and just and sheer curtains