Room Refresh & Renew with Birch Lane

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Master Bedroom, My House

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 itThe Marnie.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.)

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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.

Room Refresh & Renew with Birch Lane

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