Farmhouse Styled Living Room Refresh (With Antique Finds & Some New Items)

It’s been a while since I’ve share any progress in our living room. For the most part, I’ve just been adding simple touches and changes to this space.

Disclaimer: This post is a sponsored partnership with Well Woven Rugs. I received products for this project, and there are affiliate links in this post. But all opinions are my own, and I only share things I love & think you will too.

One of the main things we switched up in this space was our living room rug. We used to have a jute one in here, but quickly found out that style is NOT meant for kids. I tired, I really did guys. But my children’s love for goldfish was not compatible with a thick weave rug.

Insert Well Woven Rugs! I was super excited to get my hands on the Owen Beige Vintage Global Oriental Medallion Rug

For this space I really wanted a rug with some color and visual interest, but I also wanted it to be subtle. This one was PERFECT!

 

SO much better than every other rug we have had in this space. It’s super durable & cleans like a dream.

We have had drink spills, spaghetti sauce accidents, and german shepherd paws on this rug, and nothing has come close to hurting it. The dreaded crushed gold fish have nothing on this rug!

In fact, I looked at my husband the other day and asked him what he thought was the best thing we have done to this space. We both hands down agreed that having this rug in here has been a life saver. No more tucking in torn up jute, and painstakingly vacuuming tons of cracks and crevices (usually resulting in taking the rug outside to shake it out!) But the biggest thing I’ve realized is how much better my allergies have gotten with our new Well Woven rug!

One thing I love about Well Woven is how many vintage styles they have. I’m super picky about how rugs look. I like the patterns and colors to be muted but but interesting. This one did not disappoint.

I have been trying to incorporate more of my artwork in our home. I am literally the worst at this (not counting the Secret Narnia Wardrobe Reading Nook, of course!) So I put up two of my latest paintings in some vintage frames I picked up. See how I made the oversized lettering artwork in this space HERE.

Also, my beloved antique mirrors are back above the stairs! Thankfully I was able to get the mirror replaced after they accidentally got bummed off the wall. These mirrors are one thing that I have never felt the urge to replace.

Another sweet detail is the tea towel embroidery behind the collection of brass candlesticks. Growing up, my grandmother taught my sister and I to embroider. When I got married, she made me a set of tea towels (one for every day of the week) We used them for every day things, and sadly, this is the only one that I have left. I kick myself everyday that I didn’t save all of them. But in a way, this tea towel shares a beautiful story of my grandmother’s love, and our first years of being a young married couple.

Also, on the left of the mantle you can see the radio I found while out antiquing. It actually really works! It’s not as old as I originally assumed it to be, but I still love it. My kids think it’s the coolest thing.

This coffee table was one of our first furniture builds together. It’s shape and design really inspired the design of our DIY 7 ft farmhouse table. We used old reclaimed lumber to build it, as well these incredible legs from Osborne Wood.

That’s pretty much it. We’ve tried to keep it super sweet and simple (which makes cleaning up after three kids super nice and easy!)

As always, we are always fine tuning this space, but I’m not one to change things up too much. When you find what works, why go crazy adding more things? Right? Overall, I am in love with how this space has come together. It’s crazy how far this space has come in just over a year (see before photos HERE) It’s amazing how simple changes like new flooring, no more popcorn ceilings, and a whole lot of white paint can transform a space! And the pretty rug is just the cherry on top in this space!

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