So now things are starting to get really interesting in here!
Just for fun, let's have a look at where we started in this master bedroom.
I know. It was bad, right?
And with no major renovations or installations, just paint and some pretty stuff, here's how it's looking today!
This little room re-do has been totally in the spirit of "just for now" so I can enjoy it and not pull my hair out while I'm waiting for us to be able to do some of the more major renos we'd like to do eventually. I've been trying to do it using things that I can keep and continue to use and love later on down the road as well. I'm not done yet, but it's already had much more of an impact on my daily enjoyment of my home than I ever thought it would.
The first thing I did that really made an impact was to paint out every single ugly dark brown surface in the room. That obviously completely changed the feel of the place.
The other huge, major, monumental change came with the rug. Even though the vinyl flooring in here is very neutral, it still feels so so so good to just cover up a good portion of it with this beautiful rug of my dreams.
I've been looking at different area rugs for the last year or so and I've been really disappointed by what I've been finding. I thought what I wanted was pretty simple and basic, but I guess it turns out I'm a little more picky than I knew I was.
I'm so glad to say that this one came to live with me just at the right time. Right when I was ready for it!
This is exactly what I had in mind. The Maui Chunky Loop Rug in beige from Rugs USA. Perfect.
I guess it's just one of my (many) quirks, but it gives me great satisfaction to see my new bedding up against this happy new rug instead of the old vinyl flooring.
Of course, I'd be even happier if my nice new rug got to sit on top of some pretty rustic hardwood, but that will come. :)
For now, this happy little setting is just not something I can find anything to complain about. Especially now that I finally got Chris to move the exercise bike out of the corner and into the basement!
I know some of you might be a little concerned about having a 100% jute rug in the bedroom, so let me just put your mind at ease.
I was surprised to find out that it's really not that rough at all to walk on. In fact, it's really kind of a nice foot massage with the chunky loop design of this one. And with two cats and a dog, no one has been the least bit interested in scratching it, playing with it, or causing it any harm.
They're just sticking to the bed as usual.
Hey, if they're going to be all over the bed and the furniture, at least they look good doing it!
Thank you so much to Rugs USA for providing this very important part of the master bedroom re-do. It really just would not have been able to come together quite as nicely without that rug!
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Coming up soon (I hope!): A new bedside table to replace the little white one and some fun projects in the corner where the bassinet will go once the new baby boy gets here!