Sunday, February 8, 2009

A Rug Can Make All the Difference

Here is the before picture of my living room. Remember this. I found this rug on sale at Lowe's and bought knowing it would fit perfectly in my bedroom but could work in my living room until I could find something better.
Here is the better. It is a wool rug that I found at Costco. It is just the right size. Some designers will tell you that the area rug just needs to be under the front legs to anchor the seating area but I would disagree. It feels so much better to have the chairs actually able to have all four legs on the rug. I also changed out the pillows on the couch to pull the wall color into the room. The rug also has some of the exact wall color within the pattern.
Next...get rid of the antique oak church pew (you can see the corner of it in the lower right hand corner), and get a new ceiling fixture. It's evolving. What other suggestions do you have?


Thimbleanna said...

My suggestion is send that church pew to me LOL! I've ALWAYS wanted a church pew. I was just SICK when I found out they tore down the old Manti North Ward years ago and the pews were available. I grew up going to that ward when I'd visit relatives. Tearing that gorgeous old pioneer church down was a big faux pas!!! ;-)

jenjen said...

It looks great! I love your chairs, the couch, the rug, all of it! I have the same color scheme in my living room. I think it is so peaceful and kind of beachy.

Very cute!


Dani said...

It looks awesome. I think you're definitely right that it takes more than just the front legs to anchor and I love the changes with the pillows. I thought that when I saw the before picture. I thought, "Something looks different...where's the silvery teal?" :) The after is gorgeous. Great work! :)

kristen said...

Looking good! I don't know anything about design so I have no advise. I do however have a great design source. My friend Christine has a design blog. You should check it out. She is a cool chick like you and she takes people's questions and picturesand comments on them. It is