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.


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.

Room Refresh & Renew with Birch Lane

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