Thursday, October 22, 2015

One Room Challenge: Week Three/New Rug

Welcome back to the One Room Challenge, already at Week Three! If you are just joining me, I am Katie...a wife and mom that loves renovating and styling our home. For this challenge, we are making over our living room. This is where we spend most of our relaxation time in the evenings...it needs to be functional for our family yet I am so ready for it to be tidy and presentable.


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And, see my other One Room Challenges here: DEN and HALL BATHROOM.

Last week was definitely a more productive week than this one! We both were out of town for the majority of it, which left little time for much progress. We did figure a few things out though, so here we go.

First up, we got a rug! Rugs always give me a hard time and what I need is a tall order. It has to be large, affordable, able to be professionally cleaned, fairly light in color {to match our golden retrievers copious amounts of hair} and comfortable under foot! I decided on this one and it got delivered at the end of last week.



So far, so good. I like the amount of cushioning/pile. The only downfall is that I can already see a few minor snags {likely from the dogs} because it a wool hooked rug. Until I can afford a Karastan this is pretty much my best option and I am happy with it.

The other thing we figured out is our toy storage issue! While I am still set on adding some bookcases into the living room, we {as in Stephen} made some changes in the adjoining room and den. It's a long post but let's just leave it at we will now have some more toy storage making it not necessary for the living room. I'm very excited about this and hope to have the room pulled together so you can see that part next week as well.

Luckily, we have a weekend at home and are hoping to knock more things off of our to-do list! 
Here is the master plan:
More throw pillows {always nice to list the easiest and fun things first}
Add toy storage
Fix ottoman situation
Decide on shelving to the left and right of the fireplace {should it match?!}
New lamps / Decide about painting end tables
Switch out sofa
Switch out drapes and rods
Add paneling detail over fireplace
Update fireplace surround?! May not be an option {its gone!}
Find a new rug

Now, head on over to see everyone's progress in the One Room Challenge here and here!

3 comments:

The Reedy Review said...

It's looking great! Can't wait to see what you do for toy storage.

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Katie, your living room is looking pretty gorgeous already, looking forward to seeing what else you do in here!

Stephanie Watkins said...

Oh my gosh Katie, your room is looking so great. I'm in love with your coffee table. It's coming along fabulously.
Hopefully, I can get mine together soon. :)