When I married Matt, I knew I married up. Many of you know our story and that I had a childhood crush on him as a little 6th grade girl at summer camp. Fast forward about nine years, and I was old enough that our five-year age gap didn’t seem like a big deal. We re-met, fell in love, and got married all in about eight months. It was the best decision I have ever made.
When we got married, I moved in to his house. I went from living in a dorm room to owning a house in a matter of months. It was surreal. We worked through “redecorating” and making this “bachelor pad” our home.
I say all that to say, I have never bought a house or had to move to this level. It is all so new and exciting to me. I feel like everyday I wake up dreaming and my mind is racing with ideas, excitement, and gratefulness.
I am so excited about going into a “blank slate” and decorating. I am excited to be able to have conversations we have never had before. For example, where should the couch go? And which wall should this sign hang on? All this will be new and I am looking forward to it. It is less than a month away!
I told you I am really excited about decorating Reagan’s room. Another room that I am giddy about is our dinning room. It is the first room you see when you walk into the house.
As my sister has said, it is a bit “fancier” than my taste. I plan to make it our own though! I love the big bay window that looks out on our street. I want to create a feel that is warm and inviting, so you know I will be adding lots of color :).
The inspiration behind this room is my gorgeous new rug!
Thank you to Mohawk Flooring for providing this rug for our new dinning room. It is the 8′ x 10′ Mohawk Home Charm Nylon Rug, Multi Colored, and it is even more beautiful in person. I am so giddy about it! As soon as it came, I rolled it out and couldn’t believe it is even more beautiful in person! I am not the only one that fell in love with it. My little girl, started dancing and giggling like crazy on it!
Isn’t she a sweet model? I think the beautiful colors and flowers are so fun, and they definitely captured our attention! I can’t wait to put this rug in our dinning room and have it be the accent and palate of colors as our design inspiration. I love how there are lots of colors we can go off of, yet the bordering and background gray keep it from being too over powering. It is a bold piece, yet it is warm and inviting. It is perfect! If you are wanting a fun statement rug that will help define a room, I think this is the perfect rug!
Matt is going to make us a big wood table to go in this room as well. I am also trying to find old wood chairs to paint and stain to go with it. I cant wait to figure out some window treatments and art/decor for the walls. I might even move our kids’ art wall into this room.
Our new rug has definitely inspired me and has my mind reeling with ideas! I will keep sharing our progress as we make over this empty room into a place that we love and use daily!
In the mean time check out Mohawk Flooring. They have a huge selection of beautiful area rugs at reasonable prices, and they can be found in so many stores! You can also connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, and Pinterest.
Disclosure: I received this rug for free, but all opinions and words are my own.
That rug is definitely you! The colors are amazing. And that dining room is gorgeous! Its ok to have one fancy room now that you’re “all grown up” 🙂
Thank you Sally!! Hhahah I do feel grown up now 🙂
Erin @ DIY On the Cheap says
Love your new rug! And can’t wait to see it in your new beautiful dining room.
I love the rug, also! I will look fabulous in your “fancy” room!!!
Thank you Sara! I am excited to make that room feel more like us!
Kristen (@Teaching_Stars) says
What a beautiful rug! I’ll have to check them out. My husband and I just bought a home out in the country and it’s a pretty big move for me…..I literally woke up this morning from dreaming about paint samples!
Kristen! Hahahaha I love it!! I am doing the same. Thank you for not making me feel crazy. A home in the country!? I am sure it is beautiful! How exciting-congrats!
This is fun! It adds so much personality to the room!
Thank you Heather! I hope to be able to make it a fun room that feels like us!