spring livingroom refresh

This post is sponsored by Tarkett NA; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.


Springtime is one of my favorite seasons of the year (the other being all things fall/Christmas) -- mainly because it means all things fresh, new, light and airy! It's the perfect time to clear out your closets, buy homegrown blooms from the farmer's market, dust off your shelves and change out your flannel bedding and throws for their lighter counterparts. It's exciting! It's like breathing new life into dark spaces and I just LOVE it.

One of my main goals this spring was to give our living room a little refresh. It's needed a facelift for awhile now, so when Tarkett reached out about collaborating on a new rug together, I jumped at the chance! Choosing a rug can be an painstaking process (for me, at least) because I feel like it really helps set the tone for whatever room it's going in. If you've been following along for any amount of time, you know I'm a huge fan of all things neutral, so, of course, I was super happy to see that Tarkett offers so many amazing neutral options! Here are a few before photos of the space:



And now for the AFTER!!!



I ended up going with the Pebble Mesh area rug in the color Spun Sand (trim in Oatmeal) in a size 9 x 12. We had an 8 x 10 in the room previously, but I really felt like we could go a little bigger and it would still look good in there -- it's a rather large space anyway and it opens up to the dining room, so I liked the idea of the rug kind of setting the living room apart from the rest of the house. Plus, my kids love playing down on the floor, so I love the fact that they can spread out their toys now and really go to town. I was so impressed when we unrolled the rug and laid it out -- it truly is such high quality (meant for high-traffic areas) and so cushy (the pad that was included is also a huge bonus). One of the best parts about Tarkett and their site is the fact that you can literally customize everything -- rug color, trim color, size, all of it -- which is such an amazing feature! 

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I decided to replace our gallery wall over the couch with just a couple simple black and white prints of the kids, along with two bronze wall sconces from World Market. I got tired of the busyness of the gallery wall and really just wanted something that fit a little better with my (ever-evolving) style and it turned out even better than I hoped! In addition, we changed our couch covers from a light tan to a bright white -- which some people think is crazy since we have young kids in the house! Haha! But I actually think the white will be easier to keep clean because I can just bleach the heck out of it, if needed. Win win!


We also updated our throw blankets, ordered a new tufted ottoman coffee table (which is STILL waiting to be shipped as I write this -- anyone else hate when things get backordered?! haha) and snagged some new end tables at our local IKEA. 

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All in all, I'm SO happy with how the makeover turned out -- everything feels so fresh and so new! It really is amazing what just a few simple changes can do for a room. If you're looking to refresh your own space or just need a new rug, head over to http://app.markerly.com/b/35598/309 and check everything out! You can also use code SPRINGBLOGGER for 25% off a rug of your own (valid through 6/30/18)!! 

Let me know what you think of our before and after -- do you like all the changes??!



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