Nothing Updates a Room Like a Rug

I love to browse around for new, affordable area rugs with each changing season. Styles tend to change from year-to-year, and if there is one simple thing that can freshen up an interior space instantly, it’s a pretty new area rug. Do you have a room that could use a rug update?  Let’s do some browsing together…

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If you’re following me on Instagram and Facebook, you’ll catch glimpses of our progress as our new laminate flooring project unfolds. Brace yourself for lots of before + after pictures in the very near future – we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, and I’ll be sharing photos like a proud mama of her new baby.

Affordable Area Rugs

Scandinavian Style

I’ve been crushing on Scandinavian style decor for some time. And these RUGS! Aren’t they gorgeous?  I also have a Pinterest board dedicated to this style, so these rugs and this motif are calling my name.



A dark floor could use a pop of color, and I’m certainly ok with going bold in the right room. Wouldn’t you be proud of me if I stepped out of my sepia-toned world? With super dark floors, I just might do that.



When you’re not traditional, you’re transitional.  That’s a good description of me right now…


And thank you, Rug Expedition, who sent us this plush, faux zebra skin rug to try out for my daughter’s room. Guess what, this rug is soft and cozy enough to sleep on…I can honestly say she never leaves her room now…and we miss her!  zulu-zebra-stripe-rug

I’ve been blogging for almost five years now and have shared a variety of room makeovers — but I have to say, nothing has changed our house quite this DIY floor installation. Every room has been impacted by this DIY, so brace yourself for lots of before and after photos. The darker flooring is really making the new kitchen cabinets “pop” and I’m so happy I opted to lighten up our decor over the last year.



Soon, we will be posting more photos of the progress we are making on our new flooring (and hopefully some pretty new area rugs!)

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  1. Heritage ivory blue is lovely!

  2. Melissa Greco says:

    I love the Zara Ebony!

  3. I really liked the Topaz Natural/Gray rug. I think it would look good in the guest bedroom I am currently putting together.

  4. Traditional with what looks like a tinge of light them all

  5. Debbie Reynolds says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Love the design of these area rugs!!

  7. Carly Williams says:

    The Ravella Floral Tile Navy caught my eye!

  8. I am in looooove with the Ivory Gray Diamond Shag! I would put this under my bed and it would be so fluffy to step onto in the morning! :)

  9. I love the poufs! I would put one in the reading nook in our bedroom.

  10. Thanks for the giveaway and the info on your sponsor! They have so many beautiful rugs! I love the Bodrum in dark blue, although that pink one has been on my radar for a while now! I enjoy your blog; good luck with your rug shopping!

  11. I would love to put the Waterway Sapphire V by Capel rug in my living room!

  12. So many pretty rugs I’m glad to find out about this company!

  13. Mary Cloud says:

    I would use the Ivory Seraphina in my living room to compliment my fall decor

  14. Beth Vermeulen says:

    Love the transitional! I would use in my bedroom.

  15. I love the grey flora rug!

  16. Five seasons 0029 Gold/cream would be great in my hallway.

  17. Lee Mckeon says:

    I love the ivory seashore rug!

  18. I love the transitional rugs! Would be perfect with a modern bedroom.

  19. I would use the Ivory Calla Lilies by KAS rug in my bedroom. Love it!

  20. I love all of the striped rugs and would use it in my living room

  21. I would love to have the zebra rug!

  22. Teddee Grace says:

    Love the pale rugs that look as if they’d been around forever!

  23. Jacqueline says:

    I love the transitional in blue. It would look lovely in my dining room. They are absolutelu georgeous.

  24. Love the Scandinavian rugs!

  25. Katy Glynn says:

    Serendipity navy blue is screaming my name!

  26. I really like the transitional and the Scandinavian neutral color rugs.

  27. Sue Glass says:

    I’m leaning toward a transitional rug!

  28. They have so many gorgeous picks. I would definitely choose the Urbanized 28 Ivory by nuLOOM . I would put this in my living room. It would totally brighten things up!

  29. The Blue Hither Herringbone rug caught my eye. I would use it in my living room.

  30. Love the Scandinavian carpets!! I like the neutral tones, they’re calling my name!

  31. I like the Cape 9009 Silver/charcoal rug. I would use it in the bedroom :)

  32. Ravella Disco Driftwood for my living room

  33. I love the simplicity and geometry of the Scandinavian style rugs!

  34. Today the first one that caught my eye was the Lenai Mango Punch by Rugs America

  35. ERIN LOVETT says:

    I totally agree…Rugs can make a room…by pulling it all together. I love the Scandinavian rugs…but I also like the BOHO-CHIC..FOR THE COLOR SPLASH!….They are all beautiful.

  36. What a fantastic site! I really like the City Kaleidoscope Beige for my family room.

  37. These rugs are gorgeous!!!!

  38. Taylor Closet says:

    I would choose the plush shag brown runner rug, I would place it down my hallway.

  39. Jennifer H. says:

    I would love the Waterway Sapphire C for my bedroom.

  40. I like the striped rugs.

  41. I like the Tangier Ivory rug for my dining room.

  42. I love the Santa Fe n3 ash rug!

  43. The lenaia azure blue is stunning!!!