06 November 2013

rugged up

never underestimate the effectiveness of a great rug. doesn't have to be fancy, but it definitely adds just that little extra bit of something to an otherwise dull room.

the ground floor of our house comprises of ecru tiles and is probably what you would describe as minimalist - white and grey walls. being tiled means that it gets quite chilly downstairs. whilst it is wonderfully cool in summer, it can be uncomfortably cold in winter ie socks or uggs are a must. i have even had to provide some of our guests with socks on occasion!
 
our downstairs area is quite large and long. we filled it with some kartell pop couches in dove (one also being in the missoni vevey burnt print for a pop of colour - love!), a coffee table (similar), a piano and a simple white dining table. even though that sounds like a lot to fill one space, the room still felt really empty and cold - literally and emotionally. i managed to find the perfect shag rug on sale at buyinvite.com. it's huge and turned out to be the exact colour of our tiles. everyone who steps on it says how soft and thick it is. pretty sure my husband has had some sneaky naps on it and my dog loves rolling around on it too haha...
 
we've also managed to fill up the space with a few large paintings generously donated from my parents, which definitely add some much needed colour to the room. funnily enough, paintings on the wall actually make the room feel bigger.
 rugged up
we desperately need another rug for under our dining table, as our guests are often left with frosty feet after sitting down for a meal. step in urban outfitters with their amazing range of affordable rugs! sadly they do not ship outside the US so i guess i will be making a trip to ikea... but talk about some decoration inspiration! loving the chevron. i think a thinner, woven rug would be perfect under our dining table, although maybe not patterned considering the missoni pop couch and various paintings.

here are some more pictures of beautiful living spaces, all with the touch of a great rug.


images via pinterest

10 comments:

  1. Great pics! Love the patterns on each of them!:)
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  2. great post! would you like to follow eachother?
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    daniella
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  3. really love these images.. i want to live in them!

    francesca
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  4. Really like the rustic feel in many of the living room decor pics! If only I could have a house in the country :)

    Edita
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  5. Great pics- I love the neural colors and the rustic feel!

    Gina Michele

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  6. Sooooo cute!!!

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  7. wonderful inspiration

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  8. amazing interior! it gives me edge to change a bit my apartment!
    xxo

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