My dining room has easily become one of my favorite rooms in my home. It’s one of those rooms that has taken time (eight years) to come together.
It has curtains that I made, a wall color that Nate Berkus helped me choose (or rather chose for me), a $5 bar cart from Goodwill, a chandelier that I still love, DIY shelves, my parents’ cuckoo clock (a wedding gift), and many more items that I love.
This space has evolved each over the years to become the space that it is today. I think that is what makes for some of the best design. Yes, a beautiful room can come together in a weekend (see my Fall Makeover), but this built-over-time design is what I’m especially passionate about. It’s a room that has a life and a story to tell. There’s something interesting about each piece in the space. For example, do you remember when I named my fiddle leaf fig!?
My point in all of this is that I may have finally put the finishing touch on this space. Many moons ago when chevron was the must-have pattern, I found a inexpensive rug to replace the dirty and dated plain tan rug I had in this room.
Surprisingly, even as the space evolved, this brown chevron rug still worked in some weird way. Even though I knew there was probably a better option, that rug didn’t drive me bananas.
Well, after my mom mentioned that the rug had seen better days, I figured it was finally time to update. So that’s what I did.
With help in part from my friends at Rugs USA, my dining room now has a brand new rug.
And if there was ever a time to use the term, “on fleek,” this would be it. Because, friends, my dining room is looking on fleek!
First, before I get too deep here, a big shout out to Rugs USA. If you haven’t heard of them or been on their site, you really should check out their collection. Whether you want something graphic and modern, bold and bright, or warm and traditional, they’ve got you covered. Pun intended.
It’s been said in the design world that a rug can completely change the look of a room. I think that’s true, but I don’t think that’s the case in my dining room.
This rug (Tuscan Geometric Lattice Rug – 8′ 6″ x 11′ 6″, by the way) completes the space in such a wonderful way. The room still looks like it did, but now it is sleek and purposeful. And honestly, not quite so busy.
As much as I love playing with pattern and mixing things up, lately I’ve been yearning for simplicity. I’m just getting to the point where less is more. Visually, this space is now more refreshing to me.
I know, “Gosh, Michael, get over it. It’s just a rug.”
I get that; I’m just really excited about it.
As with all of my rugs, I put a rug pad underneath it. This doesn’t add any thickness to the rug; it just helps to keep it in place. It’s especially nice when vacuuming or moving the table around. I always recommend a pad.
Beyond the look of the rug, I’m obsessed with the texture. It’s a thick hand tufted wool rug. It feels great on the feet.The pattern is raised which also adds amazing texture. My previous rug was very flat and thin, so this is a major improvement.
And that my friends about sums up my excitement for the week. Adele’s new album helps, too.
This post was created as part of my collaboration with Rugs USA. The opinions, thoughts, and ideas in this post are my own.