Tuesday, June 3, 2014

One Change - New Room: The Cheapest, Easiest Way to Change the Look of a Room

Hello friends! If you've been following along here for a while, you know our hearth room has been a work in progress. It's coming together, but I've never felt everything is perfectly cohesive just yet. But, thanks to the folks over at Home Decorators Collection, we've made some big strides! Today I'm sharing my number one tip to change the look of a room - simply and inexpensively (well, other than paint, of course).


So here's the before. You all know I love a sisal rug, so I ordered this one from IKEA before we even moved in. But once I had it in place with the limestone fireplace and the cognac chair, it was just too much brown happening in my bright white and gray room. I needed both pattern and a softer color.

After browsing LOTS of options, I landed on the beautiful Argonne Rug from Home Decorators Collection.

I. love. this. rug. The pattern is sophisticated and clean, the gray is a beautiful warm gray, and I think it adds so much interest to the room.

Here's an up-close. It's a flat weave and very soft underfoot.

I think it breaks up the former "brown strip" and separates the fireplace from the chair nicely. And other than changing the paint color in here, I'm not sure how I could completely change the look of the room for not too many bucks. Think if I had added a chartreuse rug, or black stripes or shag - a whole new room!

Yes, rugs can be pricey. If you let them. But I've never paid more than a couple hundred bucks for one, and that's a pretty big impact for a lot less than most furniture or structural changing like flooring would cost. Home Decorators has tons of great rugs (hundreds? thousands?) at perfectly reasonable prices. Then on top of their reasonable prices, there is always a sale or coupon happening. So really they're a steal!

All in all, I like this room lots better now! It's no longer the "left over decor" room, but feels intentional and pulled together. Love it!

{live beautifully}

Disclosure: I was given products from Home Decorators Collection in exchange for a review. I was not paid for a positive review, and all opinions are my own. I am partnering with them because they are a company I love and think you will too!


  1. Wonderful rug - great colour and pattern and it looks much better than the sizal one:)
    Have a lovely week:)

  2. Love the change. Color and pattern of the new rug is perfect.

  3. Its fabulous! Looks great and the flow is much better on the eye! Great job ;)

  4. Its awesome and very fabulous Courtney! I love the color combination and patterns of your design. I think my visit here is just in time. I have a new project which I will do for a friend of mine. She will transfer to her new new condo at tanjong rhu and I going to use this kind of format for her new place,


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