I was trying to find a before photo of our room and then realized this was literally the best I had:
After ten years in our house we decided that our builder grade carpet needed to go. We used our same flooring company who did our living room, and a half day later:
Bye, bye carpet and hello hardwood! I also had several other updates in mind. First up, was a memory foam rug pad:
I’d read about these rug pads here, and was sold. It makes the rug super cushy. My only regret is I should have purchased the larger size to cover more area under the rug.
I was really pleased with the rug, it matches our neutral gray theme. Here is the fully finished room:
The rug, storage ottoman (similar here), pouf, and bedspread (similar here) are all Target finds. The bed frame and my nightstand are Ethan Allen, that I’ve had since college. As you can see, the rug pad makes the rug dip a bit, so I’ve got to fix that eventually. I’m probably just going to buy a second one and connect it to the first.
And here is the view from the other side:
One of my favorite new items that I incorporated into the room were these prints:
They are Sugarboo designs, and I picked them up from a local shop. The frames were Amazon finds and I was really pleased with them. They were exactly the style I wanted and very well made.
This is my favorite reading corner in the morning:
In our mostly neutral room, these peach chairs are one of my favorite pops of color. This chair (and the matching one in the opposite corner) were passed down to me from my parents after one of their furniture updates. They are Ethan Allen circa 1985, so vintage? Anyway, you can find a similar style here.
I updated a few of the other frames in the room as well. I’ve still got to update the black frame at the top right.
The drapes aren’t quite as light blocking as our old drapes, but considering we typically get up at 5:30 a.m. they work well enough. The air purifier was a splurge, but a must have for us with our allergies. And it does not include a filter you have to buy every three months.
Here is the bookcase after I styled it up a little more:
Everyone in our family is big on office supplies, especially pens. The little terra-cotta pot that J decorated for Mother’s Day for me is filled with a variety to grab for notes, lesson planning, etc. I also love the stack of square pictures set on a little vintage plate stand. You can make these through companies like Chatbooks and they are fun to change out and I love including older pictures and new. Last things are a globe from Anthropologie, a wooden turtle that I got when I lived overseas as a kiddo, and a little potted plant.
And that’s it! I was really pleased with how it turned out and the room feels brighter and cleaner, too!