I just realized that we never actually talked about the new rug I got for my living room a few months ago.
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.
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.
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.
For some time, I stuck with teals and blues for this space. And while I like that look, I was ready for something different.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.