you know what the least expensive update to any room is (in my opinion) ? pillows. i love pillows. i love pillows on my bed, on the floor, on the couch… i love pillows. i also love the concept of inserts and interchangeable covers. that way you can change them out seasonably/ mood wise and not have a gagillion pillows to keep stored away. most of mine come from west elm, cb2, pottery barn but i have a few amazing handmade ones from my friend sue of fabric scout studio. she makes all of the pennant pillows and amazing grain sack pillows. anyway i made a few updates to the bedroom to spruce it up before i bust out all the plaid.
i found this rug a few months ago at allegan for only $100. folks this is a vintage perfectly weathered 9×12 ish rug for only $100. i didn’t have a spot picked out for it when i bought it, i just new i had to have it. the rug i had upstairs in the bedroom was a 5×7 and it was just too small to fit under the couch so i moved that to the screen room and moved this big kahuna upstairs. (tip: i left this rug to dry out in the sun, febreezed the crap out of it and beat the tar out of it with a broom. not only did i feel that it got a good shake out, it helped me work out a lot of pent up aggression. joe was terrified. )
anyways i’m loving the deep colors of blue contrasted with the slight salmon warm colors. it really ties into the rooms existing pieces i’ve found. (and it matches the painting of my lady on the wall…love her). plus… i’m a sucker for vintage rugs. why is it that i’m totally fine with vintage rugs (from a stranger) but i couldn’t wait to get the carpet from the previous owners out of the house?
anyway. back to pillows. i found all of these on clearance at my local west elm. i already had the inserts from before so all i had to do was change out the plaid ones i still had on from christmas (shame) and put on these pretty salmon and linen gray covers. i think it really brings out the rug don’t you? the pouf is also west elm (clearance!) and has traveled with me from the previous house. it goes with everything!
what do you think of this little update? what are some simple and quick ways you spruce up your space.