I have shared in the past that rugs are my nemesis when it comes to decorating. It’s just so hard to find a rug that works with everything happening in a room. I threw in the towel and had pretty much all jute and seagrass rugs in the house. I love the look of them and I have found certain styles that feel comfortable underfoot, but the one that was in our bedroom was not one of those. It was scratchy and rope-like and definitely not comfortable. The problem was that I needed a large rug, 9 x 12, and it had to work with the fabric wall and I didn’t want to spend thousands on it.
I’ve been looking for a long time and haven’t found anything that I loved for a reasonable price.
When I was asked by Birch Lane if I would like to work with them on a room refresh, I immediately looked at their rugs. My house is pretty much done, so I don’t have any rooms that need an overhaul, but a refresh? Sure. I’m always up for a refresh!
I browsed through the large area rugs and found it – The Marnie.
It has blues and neutrals and the traditional design compliments the fabric perfectly. The browns in it even work with the woods in the room, which was a nice bonus.
I think when many of us think of a room refresh, we think of changing a lot of little things – like throw pillows, accessories, etc. But a room refresh can also be one change that makes a big impact, like this rug. It added so much warmth literally and visually. And, it’s a hooked wool rug, so it’s comfy underfoot. I literally sprawled out on it as soon as we had it in place. I hadn’t done that in our room for a couple of years!
In addition to the big change, I made one little change. I added Junette Euro shams to the bed. This is the kind of thing I would swap in and out depending on my mood. I like how the shams add a warm neutral to the cool blue & white palette, which is nice for winter.
The thing that I love most about this rug is that I have these shades of blue all throughout my house, so I can move this rug around to other rooms if ever I want to make a change. Area rugs are a big investment and selecting one with colors that can work in several different rooms is a great way to ensure longevity.
It’s staying in the bedroom for now, but who knows where it will end up down the road!
For another room refresh & renew, check out Love Grows Wild tomorrow (Tuesday, Jan 16.)
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Birch Lane. All opinions and words are my own. As always, I am partnering with a brand I love and think my readers will enjoy.