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the new pink rug is here

I’m so excited about my new rug! After swapping out the curtains and adding a coffee table, the next step in giving my living room a little refresh was finding a rug to take the space from casual vintage-modern to a more feminine and perhaps even slightly glamorous space. Our old rug was a light gray wool rug constructed of very large felted loops. It was cozy, but hard to clean, and I was ready for a new look.


Isn’t she just gorgeous?! (You also get to see our Christmas tree. I put on the lights and the top third of the ornaments, full credit for the bottom 2/3 goes to my kids.)

When I first started shopping I looked mostly at more subdued florals, and then switched to focusing on blue patterns. The more I looked at pictures of rooms that inspired me, the more I understood that what I actually needed was a vibrant pop of more unexpected color. Living in a house of males, I also wanted to infuse my space with a bit of feminine charm.

This is a soft, tufted wool rug from Rugs USA in the 8.6′ x 11.6′ size.


After the rug was in place, I switched out the throw pillows with some charcoal gray and pink ones from Home Goods. The pansy pillow is a vintage find.


You can see my previous living room posts here and here. And this link takes you to my tips for choosing a rug, and click here for advice on shopping for a rug online.



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