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Living Room Rug Refresh

So here we are, two weeks to the finish line! Apparently, I’m more comfortable sprinting rather than running marathons as this space will likely come together in final few days. But, I have made some progress in pulling together this room refresh for the One Room Challenge. One of the biggest changes is deciding on the living room rug. It’s one of my new favorites so check out the details below.

living room refresh progress

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living room with armchairs and geometric plush rug

First, here’s a peak at the previous rug. It’s a simple gray trellis style accent rug which I actually like a lot. I’ll likely move it to the playroom or in a bedroom where it would be really cozy.

boho area rug
Emlenton Boho Rug

Living Room Rug Details

This large space needs some contrast, so I’m going with a cream and black morroccan print rug. has quickly become one of my new favorites. I spent a lot of time researching rug options and created a round up of 9 Affordable Geometric Rugs for more ideas!

I opted for the 7’10” x 10′ size since this room is quite large. Because you want the furniture to sit at least part way on a living room rug, it’s always better to go a little bigger than smaller.

West Elm has a great rug size guide with visual for each room to help choose the right size.

rug tips

  • For area rugs, choose a size that allows for furniture to sit at least part way on the rug
  • Shag and tassels can add texture to otherwise flat spaces
  • For a bold look, choose designs or colors to contrast with floor
  • For a more subtle look, consider soft patterns or single colors
neutral living room with boho style rug, gray couch, and plants

I’m really loving how this living room rug changes the entire space. The contrast adds some much needed design. The texture adds a cozy touch to the large, square space.

This living room makeover is part of the One Room Challenge. This round, I’m making over this space into one that is hopefully more inviting and cozy for our family.

Living Room Refresh To Do List:

How to Decorate a Room from Start to Finish

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    1. Your moroccan rug is gorgeous and your living room is looking great!

      1. Allisa Jacobs says:

        HI Rachel, Thank you so much for the encouragement! I’m hoping it all comes together! – Allisa

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