Disclaimer: RugsUSA provided me with the mack daddy rug for this room, but the opinions and drool and obsessive love are all my own.
I realized the other day that Eleanor and Oliver’s shared bedroom is REALLY different than the one on the House Tour and I haven’t posted about any of the little changes! Thanks to RugsUSA, I have a reason to share this new and MUCH improved new space. Like a million times improved. With a cherry on top.
Here’s what it used to look like. Fine, but not a lot of room for actual PLAY.
This has always been one of my favorite rooms in the house. It gets amazing sunlight because of the two windows and for whatever reason it’s just a happy space. Before I show off some of the new additions (ahem… the rug)… let’s take a quick look back on all the projects going on in there. It started with this fabric. I loved the colors and the pattern and thought it could be great for a shared boy/ girl room. Bingo. (It’s no longer available on the link I originally posted, but the fabric is called Richloom Somerset Basketweave in Seabreeze.)
Thanks to the Home Depot, I had the chance to bring in this fun plywood reading nook.
And to make more space, we sold the old beds and bought these great bunk beds… I love that they have stairs so in the middle of the night, it’s just as easy to get down from the top bunk. All of the kids LOVE these beds and will make up games to play in the top bunk. And the other day I went up there to make the bed and I pulled down 15 stuffed animals and dolls so clearly Eleanor’s hoarding tendencies are still solid. The room is SO much more open for giant train tracks or dumping out their sock drawer.
Last but NOT LEAST… OH. EM. GEE. The rug. The previous rug was a little dreary and just seemed to have run its course. I wanted something graphic and bright and fun. Oh, and something that matched the crazy color scheme already going on. Just the right blue or just the right green or just the right other blue… tricky.
Thankfully, RugsUSA has about a MILLION rugs. No lie. And this next part is going to sound like some weird talking point I was given, but I swear… they told me nothing but here’s your rug, Godspeed. So the search function on RugsUSA was SO helpful for me. I was looking for a large rug, with a particular color and a particular pattern. At RugsUSA, I can search for either of these categories or ALL of these categories. (I could also narrow in on certain fabrics to exclude outdoor rugs, for example.) All to say, they have a million rugs, but they make it super easy to actually SEARCH those rugs without clicking through seven thousand pages of thumbnails.
At one point, these were the rugs I was working with. And thanks to my buds, Bee and Jess for putting up with my incessant indecision about this rug. With their help I landed on the one you see and it’s PERFECT. The green is bright but not too bright. I’m obsessed with the pattern… I love that it’s a little heavier than the previous rag rug, and it’s brightened up the already bright room. So much winning right there.
SO there you have it. A whole new and improved kids’ room thanks to lots of DIY and one gorgeous new rug. I heart RugsUSA every time I walk into this room. (Except for the times when I can no longer see the rug because of the debris.)
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