This maroon and burnt orange number from Target has stood me in good stead, but for a long time I've felt more and more bothered by the fact that it was the same color as my couch and chair. It just seemed so flat and kind of fuddy duddy. And then when I painted my walls this darker brown, it really started to feel dark.
So it was time for a refresh, but I couldn't settle on anything I really liked. I knew that I wanted to find a rug that was a lighter color, or at least had a design that incorporated some lighter colors, and had a more updated look. There are a lot of super-cute fresh and modern-looking designs out there, but what I kept finding was that the rugs that I really liked would have a white design against a bright, popped color. Problem was, that with the bright green walls I have, and the deep color of the couches, I was afraid that anything that brightly colored would end up looking like fiesta time at Casa de Berg.
Earlier this week I saw a Target ad that appeared to have some cute stuff in it, so I investigated a bit further and found a rug that appeared to be exactly what I was looking for - modern-looking, with fun colors that picked up things in the rest of the room, but a light background color so as not to darken it up. And then, by some weird coincidence, I saw a mini-version of the rug I was interested in at my friend's house. I took a picture to ponder some more, and after consulting with some more friends, I decided to pull the trigger. I picked it up first thing this morning, and hooray! I love it.
It does exactly what I was hoping for it to do. The room looks and feels more fun, fresh, and cozy. The rug is even cushier than the old one so it's fun to lounge on too - bonus! I can't stop staring at it, I'm so infatuated. The room has come a long way from where we started this magical decorating journey. Remember this?
And now we're here: