Friday, October 3, 2014

Boho Chic Living Room Makeover: Finding the Perfect Rug

I partnered with Rugs USA for this post. All opinions are my 100% my own. Full Disclosure Policy

Sometimes a room makeover only takes one piece to inspire you. I have had my mind set to transform our living room from rustic farmhouse to more boho chic for several months. I knew that I wanted something major to make the change a new rug.

If you are a regular here, you might recall when I bought a large, vintage kilim rug at the flea market over the summer? I guess that could have done it, but it never felt right in this space. The deep red color was taking over the room, and with the dark sofa and chair we have, it was starting to feel very heavy. My husband kept saying about the rug, "It's just so red." Lesson learned for me with big things: stick to neutrals. That doesn't mean boring though!

I had been seeing a lot of Moroccan style rugs, with loose, lined patterns, all over Pinterest and began an infatuation with them. Seriously...I was going to bed thinking about them (note to self: stop scrolling on Pinterest in bed).

But because rugs can be so pricey, and after the slight buyer's remorse I had with the vintage kilim, I didn't want to make that same mistake again.

I was beginning to think all was lost on achieving this neutral boho chic look in my living room when I couldn't find a rug that would be realistic for our family and still have the style I craved.

One morning, I decided to do a little internet searching to see what I might find, when I happened upon Rugs USA. They were having some crazy good sales (still are!), and as I searched the website, I saw so many stylish rug options.

And then I saw this one: The Marrakesh Shag Natural Rug

It was love at first sight.
It honestly seemed perfect from the pictures on the website, and they had just the right size for our living room. The kilim rug was 8x10 which was way too big for this space (another lesson learned). The Marrakesh Shag from Rugs USA was available in 6'x9' which was perfect.
You can see throughout the images in this post, how beautiful it looks in our lived-in, cozy, eclectic boho living room.
I love how soft it is and that my kids like playing on it. The vintage kilim rug is very rough and scratchy. In fact, my three year old daughter Hazel likes this new one so much, she told me would could "just throw the other one away, Mom." Okay, Kid. (We won't be doing that, but it might end up on Craigslist one day!)
Even my husband keeps saying how much he loves walking on it and gave me a thumbs up on a solid choice.
It makes a great statement in our living room without being overwhelming. I love the diamond pattern and braided fringe on the ends...just enough bohemian flair.
Ahh...yes, I am in love with our new rug. 
In fact, finally having the "for sure" rug in this space, has motivated me to complete the room make-over that I have been attempting in small bits and pieces for the past few months. We are in the process of painting the walls and changing out some decor and furniture. I have a few diy projects up my sleeve for this room makover, so stay tuned for those.

I will be revealing the full space, next Thursday, during my fall home tour. I can't wait! I am so excited to share our fall decorating throughout our humble little home and hope you are inspired for the season.

If you are in the market for a new rug, and digging the boho chic vibe like me, I have pulled together a few of my other favorite rugs from Rugs USA to share with you:

And check out these awesome pillows! Swoon. 

They would probably look pretty perfect in my living room too. Think I might have to get me some of those!

There are so many awesome choices on the site though, you really have to go check them all out for yourself. Right now they have a fall sale going on with crazy discounts on select items for 55%, 60% 70% and 80% off!

Be sure to come back over the weekend to link up at Sundays at Home, and next week, I have a great recipe to share on Tuesday (its sweet and delicious!) and my fall home tour on Thursday! You don't want to miss it ;) so make sure to follow me by email and social media.

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Till next time...
~Alice W.

Source List:
Canyon Ridge Microfiber Sofa from Raymour & Flanigan
Canyon Ridge Microfiber Chair from Raymour & Flanigan
Aztec Pillow Covers from Etsy
Ikat pillow from HomeGoods
Drop Cloth Curtains - tutorial here
Chevron bin from Target
Gray throw blanket from Sears
All other items are vintage, thrift store, and flea market finds

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