The Best Area Rugs For Your Home

You guys know how much I love hardwood flooring in all the rooms in my house. No tile, no carpet, just my hardwood flooring! Although it’s a great flooring option to keep clean as a parent of three kids, it’s not the most cozy or comfortable thing to have under your feet. In order to add warmth to my space, I have an area rug in every single room of the house! Picking out the perfect area rug can be tricky, but I got you covered! 

Living Room Rug 

Our living room is very neutral– filled with beiges, browns, and whites. I wanted a pop of color, but not too much. The Blake Sky/Beige rug is a perfect mix of warm and cool tones that creates an almost neutral color palette which is so relaxing… and that’s EXACTLY how I want my living room to feel. 

Dining Room Rug

The dining space is one of the first rooms you see when you enter my house. The goal I had with this space was to create an inviting space that feels super modern. Because I completely transformed this room, choosing an area rug was a challenge to match the limewash walls, big window panels, and gold hues. Ultimately I chose the Natural/Black Colton rug because it definitely carries some traditional elements that still look sophisticated. 

Primary Bedroom Rug

I am still in the middle of transforming my bedroom, but wanted to make my primary bedroom all about me and really dug into my own personal style. The Aqua/Sand rug was the perfect pattern and matched the style of my room and really feels like its own art piece. Plus, my daughter Aubrey really wanted her rug to be in my room!

Blake’s Bedroom Rug

My son’s bedroom is a mix of modern and geometric styles while still being pretty minimalistic. When choosing a rug, I decided that a pattern rug would clash too much, but a solid rug was pretty underwhelming. We chose the Blake Taupe/Black rug because of the colors and texture. (Not to mention it is named after him).  

Colton’s Bedroom Rug

Colton’s bedroom has some similar vibes to Blake’s room but choosing a rug for him was a little bit easier since I had a clearer vision. We chose the Aubrey Sage/Bark rug that has neutral coloring with pretty geometric patterns.

Aubrey’s Bedroom Rug

The print of Aubrey’s rug totally matches the personality and girliness of a little girls room while still maintaining an elegance of a modern area rug. Although my daughter has different accents in her room, this rug is neutral enough to go with any decor if we switch it up. Plus the terracotta goes perfectly with her pink velvet bed!

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Spring Refresh: 10 Easy Tips to Upgrade Your Home This Spring!

After months of cold, rainy, and maybe even snowy weather, many of us feel the urge to revamp and refresh our homes in anticipation of the new season (hence the term “spring cleaning”)… I know I do! It can often be difficult to know where to begin when wanting to freshen up your space. 

If you’re looking to spruce up your house this spring without breaking the bank or making a drastic change, here are 10 easy ways to refresh your space! 

Sprinkle in Brighter Spring Colors (Subtly) 

I know, dark cozy colors feel so right in the winter, but it’s time to swap them out for some brighter neutrals or pastels. Changing your area rug for something brighter is such an easy way to incorporate a pop of color into your space.

sky beige rug

The Jade Natural area rug from my Angela Rose x Loloi collection is the perfect rug for those modern home designs that love dressing up in neutral tones. It is so versatile, which is why it is one of the most popular rugs from the Aubrey Collection. It has a chunky border and is full of subtle vibes.

Decorate with Plants

One of the simplest ways to refresh your home for spring and update a room is by adding a houseplant or fresh bouquet of flowers. Decorating with plants is an easy way to freshen up and elevate every room in your home. You could easily add a floral centerpiece onto your kitchen table or a nightstand-friendly house plant to a nightstand. 

For those of you who don’t have a green thumb (aka me) you can always decorate with faux plants! Faux plants are often inexpensive and if done the right way, they can look extremely convincing.

4 tips for making faux plants look realistic: 

  1. Choose your plants wisely 
  2. Add some dirt to the pot 
  3. Fluff the branches
  4. Place in the right space 

Looking to add greenery to your home but don’t know where to start? Here is a great faux olive tree option that comes with an affordable price tag. 

Add Wallpaper

peel and stick wallpaper

Over the years, wallpaper has made a comeback and I agree it should be here to stay! Wallpapers are one of the easiest ways to change up and upgrade a space in your home. Did you know that you can get removable wallpaper? In my dining room, I wanted to create a Great Hall inspired by Harry Potter for Thanksgiving. My boys LOVE Harry Potter! There are so many awesome seasonal wallpaper options! I would suggest using a floral or bright abstract option! 

When you’re just starting out with wallpaper, there are a lot of things to think about! I am now a self-proclaimed wallpaper expert and have broken down how to use wallpaper in a previous post. 

Change Your Shower Curtains

Changing up your shower curtains is a super simple way to make it seem like you’ve updated your entire bathroom. Pick a light and bright style that matches your existing bathroom decor. Here are a few of my favorite shower curtains this season! 

My favorite spring shower curtains

Update Your Hardware 

Swapping your knobs and pulls for something more modern is a great way to update your furniture from the kitchen cabinets to your dresser. I have been loving the look of these brass cabinet knobs and the brass hardware I used all over my kitchen. You can also go a step further and make your hardware look more aged with this super easy antique brass hack to upgrade your hardware

Liven Up Your Porch 

Are you guilty of still having your wintery doormat on your porch? Outdoor decor does not have to be saved for the holidays! Swap out your holiday doormat for a brighter and more cheerful one like this mat from West Elm! You can also add a spring wreath like this one from Pottery Barn to your door as a reminder that all seasons should be celebrated!! 

Swap Your Pillows 

Storing all of last season’s pillows is quite the undertaking, but that’s what pillow covers were created for! Pillow covers are such an easy way to instantly switch up your spring decor. The covers don’t have to be expensive either! Amazon has great options. I made a list of my favorite spring pillow covers here! 

Switch Out Your Candles

It’s time to switch out your Gingerbread holiday candles for something a little more spring-friendly. Candles are a great way to liven up any room of the house. If you’re someone who loves scents go for a floral or citrus candle, but if you’re someone who can’t stand smells, go for an unscented candle in a pretty pastel jar. 

Upgrade Your Lighting

Spring Refresh: 10 easy tips to upgrade your home this spring

Is your ceiling still holding an old light fixture you’ve had for years? Spring is a great time to rejuvenate your ceiling with something a little lighter and brighter. A light chandelier transforms a space like a living room or dining room and acts as a beautiful centerpiece for your ceiling. 

Switch Up Your Wall Art 

Exchanging a few art pieces around your house is a great way to liven up your spaces. One of my favorite ways to cover walls, especially in the bedrooms, is to hang tapestries. They are so low-maintenance and easy to switch out whenever you feel the need! 

That’s it! 10 easy ways to refresh your home this Spring. Which one are you going to try first? If you’re looking for other DIY inspiration, make sure you are following me on Instagram and TikTok. I am always sharing what projects I am working on and would love to have you hang out with me!


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How to Style a Rug in the Bedroom

bedroom rug refresh

Bedroom style is on the brain since I’ve been going from project to project in my main bedroom (with a tiny teenage bedroom break in between). You know how much I love rugs, and since I am working on different projects in my main bedroom I thought we should talk about how to style a rug in the bedroom too.    

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Electric Fireplace DIY With Custom Surround

electric fireplace

The latest area of my home I have been working on is my bedroom. My whole goal is to create a peaceful spot just for me and I could not be happier with how everything is turning out! My most recent project in this space was transforming an awkward nook into a beautiful electric fireplace feature wall. It has been a really fun project! I’m sharing the steps for this electric fireplace DIY with custom surround so that you can have one too!

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5 Easy Ways to Update Your Porch for Spring

outdoor ideas

Did the groundhog see its shadow this year? I’m not sure if we are in for a longer winter or an early spring, but either way I can feel the change coming! I love spring because it gives a sense of new-ness and a fresh start. If you know me, that’s kind of my thing. I love embracing a new beginning! Start fresh by welcoming the new season with these 5 easy ways to update your porch for spring. 

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Top 3 Window Treatment Trends

top window trends

If eyes are the windows to our soul, then what are the windows in our homes? I’d like to think that the windows in our homes are the view of new opportunities and a chance to invite peace into our lives. Deep I know, but that’s what you get with me…a lot of DIY, some deep thoughts, and a bit of fashion here and there. No matter what windows mean to you, if you don’t love how they are looking, you can change them. I have put together the top 3 window treatment trends that inspire me so that you can have the windows of your dreams. 

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How to Choose the Right Flooring Shade

how to pick flooring shades

There’s a few questions I get asked a lot. One of them is how to choose the right flooring shade for your home. Another question I get asked a lot is what type of mascara I use. IYKYK. We do a little bit of everything over here while we are DIYing. Since the question about flooring color comes up so often, I thought I would put together a how-to so that you find the perfect match!

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Renter-friendly DIY Hacks

rental DIY tips

I always try to create spaces that feel inspiring and beautiful, but it can be a difficult challenge to create a space that feels like you when you are renting. I know there are so many people who feel like they can’t DIY while they are renting. But, I think it’s time to stop pinning and start doing these renter-friendly DIY hacks so you can enjoy the space you are living in now. 

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