Living room RUGS
Living room RUGS

Living Room Rugs – From Jennifer

Hello there and welcome to Stacked Stone Tile! I hope you had a fantastic weekend! It was a good one here – I got SO much done. And had some fun. Just the right mix. 😉

I’ve been creating some improvements to the living room in the last year or so and I am really love how it looks like right now. I comprehend living rooms are generally more “fancy,” but I don’t really need fancy in our house. It’s a tiny, open space living room so we invest quite a bit of time out in it. Glen plays in the living room much more than he does in any other room downstairs, so it needs to be comfy. Even though I don’t want fancy, I do like this space to have a little flair.

The floor made a big difference in that Room, but I’ve really desired a rug all of this time. I’ve been looking for MONTHS and I finally discovered the right one. I started with a cream rug back in January from World Market, and I loved it – but once I place it down I knew it was too small (6.9 by 9.6 I think). And the day I got it, a visitor arrived in with shoes on and I had some significant sweats. I didn’t want to live worrying about the dirt that would show on the rug.

Few days ago I’ve got this ONE:

Living Room Rugs
Living Room Rugs

I appreciated that it was the natural visual appearance, but had two different colors and had just a minimal design to it:

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Living Room Rugs (13)

 

I was concerned an entire jute rug would be the exact same color as our sofa and wash everything out, so when I got home with this one I realized it was a Fantastic call:

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Living Room Rugs (5)

 

I have a very bewildering relationship with that sofa – I love that it’s nice and deep and the cushions are oh-so-cozy. I struggle significant time with the colour and the fabric. I would have had it recovered by now, the the back cushions are sewed on.

 

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Living Room Rugs (11)

 

And I really want to say this: It’s like a good foot massage when I stepped on it! 

I love that keeps this space from getting too serious – the fringe on the ends helps with that:

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Living Room Rugs (4)

 

The 8 by 10 measurement is excellent for this space – at first I had it working the opposite way, and it wasn’t right. It’s amazing how transforming the direction of your rug can make a HUGE distinction in a room! Try it.

I love that it goes under the couch just a little bit:

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Living Room Rugs (7)

I place it under the sofa a bit considering that I didn’t want the rug to go beneath the table chair in the other side of the room:

 

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Living Room Rugs (6)

I don’t think I’ve shown you this table yet! It’s such a pretty little piece.

For couple of years, a chair that I’ve bought with the couch was placed in that corner. A short while ago I’ve decided to try and build more “vignettes” in this spot

Now, it feels cozy! Yey!!

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Living Room Rugs (10)

I did a minor rearranging by moving the round table over in the corner:

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Living Room Rugs (12)

 

So this space is one of my preferred before and afters. Early on it appeared like this:

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Living Room Rugs (2) 

 

This is how it looks now. I really love it!

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Living Room Rugs (9) 

 

A couple winters ago I ve started the procedure by including new window treatment plans (that I made myself) and adding a dresser (that were in the Glen’s nursery) to make it brighter.

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Living Room Rugs (1)

 

And now this is how it looks together:

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Living Room Rugs (8)