Tips for updating your living room for Spring! - Spring Living Room Refresh | Inspired by Charm

I just realized that we never actually talked about the new rug I got for my living room a few months ago.

Tips for updating your living room for Spring! - Spring Living Room Refresh | Inspired by Charm

Spring Living Room Refresh | Inspired by Charm

You might remember seeing the rug in my Holiday Home Tour. That was a stealth move on my part given the fact that so many of you here (and on social media) LOVED my rug with the graphic triangle pattern. I’m sure it came as a surprise that I had a different rug.

Please don’t get me wrong. I also loved that rug. However, I was growing a bit tired of it. More importantly, though, it limited my color options in decorating my living room. As you may have noticed, I went with a more traditional red and green look for the holidays and that would have been rather challenging with the previous rug.

Tips for updating your living room for Spring! - Spring Living Room Refresh | Inspired by Charm

When choosing a new rug, I wanted something neutral with a subtle pattern and texture. I ended up selecting this Windom Handmade Diamond Trellis Rug from RugsUSA. I love the funky texture (It feels fabulous underfoot.) and the pattern repeated the diamond shapes in the windows next to my fireplace. My favorite thing about the new rug, however, is that it’s neutral, and it opens the floodgates to my color creativity.

Tips for updating your living room for Spring! - Spring Living Room Refresh | Inspired by Charm

With it, I was able to achieve a more homey and traditional look for the holidays (which made me jolly), and now I’m having fun with it for spring.

Tips for updating your living room for Spring! - Spring Living Room Refresh | Inspired by Charm

For some time, I stuck with teals and blues for this space. And while I like that look, I was ready for something different.

Tips for updating your living room for Spring! - Spring Living Room Refresh | Inspired by Charm

Spring Living Room Refresh | Inspired by Charm

A couple weeks ago I took a trip to HomeGoods and Target. (New items sourced below. Check SHOP IBC for link to larger pieces and furniture.) I had so much fun selecting new hues for this space.

Spring Living Room Refresh | Inspired by Charm

Spring Living Room Refresh | Inspired by Charm

Spring Living Room Refresh | Inspired by Charm

Surprisingly (as you can see), I ended up with pinks, corals, and blues. While this wasn’t exactly what I had in mind, I think it’s perfect for spring. Plus, it was a pleasure to try something new.

Spring Living Room Refresh | Inspired by Charm

Spring Living Room Refresh | Inspired by Charm

Spring Living Room Refresh | Inspired by Charm

It also gave me an excuse to bring in new plants and pick up some flowers. This little guy is called a Chinese Money Plant (Pilea peperomioides.) It’s my understanding that this is somewhat hard to find. (I paid way too much for it on some random website.) But this guy has grown so much since I bought him, and apparently, he’s hard to kill. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

Spring Living Room Refresh | Inspired by Charm

Spring Living Room Refresh | Inspired by Charm

My initial plan for spring was to get greens and black into this room, but I had a hard time finding what I wanted. So maybe that’s something I can try this summer. We shall see!

Spring Living Room Refresh | Inspired by Charm

Spring Living Room Refresh | Inspired by Charm

Thanks for reading this living room rug update. Even if you still love the other rug, my hope is that you can appreciate and understand why I made the change.

Sebastian doesn’t seem to mind.

Spring Living Room Refresh | Inspired by Charm

Sources:
HomeGoods: marble bunny / mantel vases / pillows / coasters
Target: colored vases / mantel artwork / wood birds
Land of Nod: “hello” pillow – no longer available

Comments

  • Ronda at

    Gorgeous! The great photos make me want to change from brown/taupe tones to gray.

  • Lisa at

    Love everything! It looks so fresh. Can you tell me where you purchased the two wooden planters on the fireplace hearth?

  • Lisa at

    I love the coral and floral pillow and art you brought in for spring!!! So refreshing after a long endless winter! Your new rug really does open up a world of possibilities!

  • Linda Ebright at

    Love your updates! Have already put those Target goodies on my list! Thanks for being my personal shopper.

  • Christine at

    Dibs on your old rug! Love the fresh new look, but that rug was what brought me to you!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Hahaha. You’ll have to fight me for it. I’m still keeping it. Just trying something new. 🙂

      And happy to have you here!
      xo Michael

      • Tracey at

        Where is your old rug from ?

        • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

          It was from CB2 several years ago. It’s no longer for sale.

          xo Michael

  • Leslie at

    I so love a neutral background with pops of color—and it doesn’t cost a fortune when you’re ready for a change. You have chosen such lovely colors, so restful and appealing to the senses. Great job! Your Sebastian reminds me of our Miss Ellie! Thanks for sharing.

  • Christine E-E at

    Don’t ever feel like you have to apologize for changes to your decor. We should be thanking you for sticking your neck out to show us different decorating options. Michael, you’re never going to lose visitors to your blog for changing up your decorating style. You have an incredible eye for design!

  • Elle at

    I LOVE your LR in its new incarnation. (I loved the previous version, too.) Thanks for reminding us that a refresh doesn’t have to break the bank.

  • Edy at

    Hello Micheal, photos are awesome, they inspiring me to do something similar in my own living room.

    Thanks for share!

  • Priya at

    Hi
    Micheal

    I love greens and black into this room and art you brought in for spring!!! So refreshing after a long endless winter! Your new rug really does open up a world of possibilities!
    Thank you for sharing this post .

  • kristina berube at

    Love the mirror! Where did you get it?

    Thank you 😉

  • Lianne at

    I love your work so much! Your living room looks stunning and I’m loving the new rug with all the touches of pink! That pom pom cushion is my favourite thing!
    Lianne | Makes, Bakes and Decor

  • Lynne Miller at

    I love the room! You inspired me to move my very realistic looking faux potted plant to the mantel. Where did you buy the brass and glass end table? It’s so elegant.

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