Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Art of Homemaking. || MUSICAL RUGS




When we lived in our old apartment I would talk Aaron's ear off about how I didn't love our carpet and wished we had wood floors. We moved into a new apartment back in April that actually had wood floors (they're laminate instead of real wood, but I'll take what I can get!), and when I was shopping for rugs for our beautiful new floors, Aaron (being the logical and sound-reasoning half of the relationship) asked why I wanted rugs to cover up the same floor I wanted soo badly? Touché!, I thought, but instead I responded that the whole beauty of wood floors was so you can have beautiful rugs. So I collected a few, and they all had their appointed rooms...but then with the new year came the itch to do some rearranging in our apartment. My quick fix was to switch around the rugs, and wow, what a difference! I moved the cowhide from Wyatt's room into the living room, the red rug from the living room into the bedroom, and the sheepskin from the bedroom into Wyatt's room (accompanied by a little orange rug I found at a thrift store in Arizona with a horse/mule/donkey on it that I think is pretty perfect for a little boy's room). 

I did this all just last week, and I have several reasons as to why this was a good switch. My favorite, though, is that with the sheepskin now in Wyatt's room, we've already had those kinds of moments as a family I wish I could freeze in time...us three sitting on that cozy rug, Aaron & I admiring our baby, singing to him, reading him books, getting him to smile, and praying together. Next time I play musical rugs, remind me that the sheepskin can stay put. I really love having it in there. 

** See my other "Art of Homemaking" post HERE.

19 comments:

  1. that red rug is so pretty. we have hardwood floors too and while i love them... they are SO freezing in the winter. rugs are the perfect solution. :)

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  2. Love the sheepskin and the red rug, great texture and color! Looks like I need to do some rug shopping too as I will need to decorate lots of wood floors in the future (moving into our first home!)

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  3. interesting, my husband had the same response (and logic) about hardwood floors. I finally got the rugs I so desperately sought out ;) I love how you arranged yours.
    xo

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  4. I'm always telling my husband the same thing, I would love wood floors or laminate over our carpet! Plus think of all the rug fun I'm missing out on!

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  5. Those interiors look flawless! You have amazing taste!

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  6. awww imagining you three on the sheepskin was just too precious, you sound like such a lovely family. and you have a GORGEOUS collection of rugs! I love that cowhide in your living room, it really makes all those colors pop

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  8. love that little orange rug for Wyatt, what a good find!

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  9. Such beautiful spaces! Please please post more on "the art of homemaking"!

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  10. I am the same way! And it's funny reading this because my husband's name is Aaron, and, since he is very logical, this is a conversation that most likely happen between us. I love the rugs and the "wood" floor. Gorgeous, gorgeous home!

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  11. those are all such beautiful rugs! gorgeous home!!

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  12. Love that red rug! Where did you find?!

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  13. thats such a good idea for a refreshener!

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  14. Gorgeous rugs! Rugs are actually the one thing I have the hardest time with - picking them, figuring out how big the should be for the room.....but I am working on it!

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  15. ooh the carpet in the second picture is wonderful! i want it!!

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  16. Wow what a beautiful rug have to share and carpet vintage needed and recently visit here sharafiandco.com and they have really great collection of carpets.

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