It’s amazing how time flies. When my husband and I bought our home six years ago, we were so excited to transform our 1950’s house into our own personal sanctuary. We had big ideas on how we could improve the function of the house by adding or remodeling our home to fit our needs and desires. Now that we’ve been homeowners for awhile, we’re beginning to realize that all of our ‘big and shiny’ ideas could quickly become an afterthought unless we start slowly tackling them. We found that the easiest way to update our house and transform it from ‘utility’ to ‘functional’ was to go room by room and make small changes now instead of focusing on changing the entire room at one time.
We did that recently with an odd room in our home that’s located between the kitchen and our bedroom. It’s currently unorganized, has no purpose, and cannot be identified as anything other than a chaotic mess. My husband and I have gone back and forth on what to make of this ‘space,’ and after some research, we settled on creating a comfortable family room for ourselves.
I started this ‘mini makeover’ by rearranging the furniture, removing excess clutter, and selecting the perfect rug for the area. I started my search for the ultimate area rug on Mohawk Flooring’s website. What I found was inspiration and ideas that helped me transform my useless space into a functioning and welcoming room. With a little help from Mohawk Flooring, I was able to convert this room from dull to fabulous without spending much money or time on it.
Family Room Ideas – Add Texture and Color for Interest
Not only is the area rug my husband and I selected vibrant and fun, but it also matches our personality and helps to put a smile on my face when I walk through the room. I love the quality of my rug because it’s easy to clean, offers long lasting quality, and it’s Made in America.
Still Made in the USA by Mohawk Home – Video
Mohawk Flooring’s website is a great resource for coming up with your own room remodel plans. They have inspiration boards, information on how to determine the size of rug you need, and a great interactive search feature which allows you to narrow down your searches until you are left with the perfect option.
Family Room Ideas – The Final Look
Our furniture looks fabulous and new against the patterned rug. Just a few changes and one affordable addition transformed the room into one that’s inviting. It’s now a place to entertain and relax, and more importantly, a place we want to hang out in.