Fall is here, and with it comes a natural instinct to cozy up our homes and make them inviting and comfortable… after all, when the weather turns cold we’re going to be spending a lot more time inside! So it seemed like the perfect time to team up with Loloi Rugs to give my living room a little makeover with a new vibrant rug, some plush textural throw pillows and an oversized throw over an armchair, just begging for someone to curl up and take a nap!

Loloi invited me to join seven other design bloggers to transform my living space with their brilliant (and super affordable!) Anastasia Collection of rugs. Not only was I thrilled with how the shot of color transformed my own living room; I also can’t wait to see what the other bloggers create in theirs! And we’re going head-to-head: if my living room, shown here, gets the most votes by midnight on October 14th, $1000 will be donated towards my chosen charity, Ever Mother Counts. Hop on over to the voting site to see who else is in the running, and (shameless plug) pick me! Pick me!

Okay, now that you’ve voted (thank you!!) back to my living room makeover… You guys know that I’m a neutral girl at heart, but neutrals can get pretty boring without some interesting textures, details, and even – yes – some strategically-placed color. I’m truly smitten with Loloi’s Anastasia Collection, which is inspired by exotic high-end silk rugs that feel historic and well worn. Their designers took those legacy designs and modernized them using stain-resistent fibers, and the result is a rug that’s durable enough for my little monsters kids, and that’s also way more affordable than it looks.

Along with the dramatic transformation that the rug provided, I tossed some textural throw pillows, also from Loloi, onto the couch which really cozied things up. And, of course, the least expensive way to redecorate a living room: engage in some weekend coffee table styling! Simply moving around your books, pulling a pretty object or two from other areas of the house, and arranging a pretty bunch of seasonal flowers is my favorite way to transform the living room without spending a penny.

This bar cart had started to feel cluttered as random objects got added to it, so I decided to clear the surface and start from scratch with just a few simple pieces. We also hung this print from one of my favorite photographers, Christian Chaize, just above it, which anchored the bar cart on the wall and gives the room a beachy vibe all year around.

What do you think? Do you like the addition of some bright color in my neutral space? I love the final result even more than I was expecting! You can purchase Loloi’s rugs on sites like Wayfair and Rugs Direct, as well as retailers around the nation. And don’t forget to hop on over to the site to see how other bloggers like Kate Arends of Wit & Delight and Justina Blakeney styled their rugs — and vote for your favorite (hopefully mine!!!)

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