This post was written on behalf of the #WorldMarketTribe and World Market provided budget for the rugs in the post. All opinions and words are my own!
When it came time to give Vivi a “big girl” room and update her nursery, I was faced with two options: 1. Completely re-do the nursery (see the “before” here) or 2. move her into the guest room and cobble together a guest room from the nursery. Because I like a challenge, we flip flopped the two rooms and I decided to use what I had and make the nursery the guest room.
I really, truly used what I had to make this room work – white paint for the top of the picture rail (from gray), same bed, raspberry velvet quilt from our bedroom (was replaced with a duvet last winter), accessories from other places in the house that were cluttered or from storage in the garage. But the floors were bare and cold and empty! One huge rug was going to burst the budget bubble – so I decided to layer an affordable jute rug with some fun and interesting rugs that complemented the pink explosion that was going on.
I started with the nubby and soft bleached jute rug to lighten up the floors and designate a nice walkway at the foot of the bed and in front of the dresser (that is from my childhood set!). When thinking about layering rugs on top of it – for not only design interest but to give our guests a soft place to step out of bed -I considered 4 things:
A rug that was large enough, interesting enough, and soft enough to meet all of those needs would have been a) really big and b) really expensive. I probably looked at dozens of indoor and outdoor rugs while trying to decide and by choosing smaller, interesting, beautiful and soft rugs to layer over the jute rug, I accomplished all of those things!
This 3×5 Cotton and Wool Diamond pattern rug is thick, cushy, and a really relaxing place for your eyes to rest among all the color thats going on. It fills the gap that the jute rug left at the top of the bed and brings the chair nicely into the grouping.
The Moroccan Wedding Blanket inspired rug (similar) leads nicely to the closet or around the bed. I really love the texture and metal accents that are woven into it and the coral-red color of the stripe – another pink color!
My favorite rug addition is a New Zealand Sheepskin rug – its the perfect place for your feet to land in the morning and gives the room a little bit of luxury and whimsey.
The only other new/purchased item in the room was a 108” World Market curtain panel that I used to “upholster” the window valance right over the previous fabric from the nursery decor (similar curtains here).
Over all, I can’t even believe it’s the same room – and I love walking out of our bedroom and seeing it. Obviously, I’m not the only one in the family that loves the new decor – a certain orange cat has adopted it as his very own. This look could be accomplished outside or in high traffic/kid friendly areas with layered outdoor rugs.
The before and after again: